Tutoring can be a hard process. Most students hate asking people for help. I once was a student and I struggled with English and had to get a part time tutor to help me with my writing skills.
Since then I've worked for 5 years with college students helping and assisting their needs. My job was to accommodate student needs, not only with answers to their questions, but also to helping them find a method to achieving the correct answers. The job of tutor is to show the student how to find the answer, rather than showing them the answer. Once a student has a learned how to use a particular method, the student can use that to help focus on other areas.
I have worked with a Disability Resource Center that specialized in helping students with disabilities. I have experience using the programs Kurzweil and Dragon Naturally Speaking. I have assisted students suffering from various disabilities such as blindness, ADHD, deafness and mentally challenged. I'm very understanding and trained in the way of working with students with specialized needs. I teach and instruct students based on the knowledge that the student already has. I listen to the students needs before making judgments in what method to use in order to best suit themselves. Finding out exactly what the student already knows, helps me to identify the ways of maximizing their potential. It is my job to ask the questions and find out the information before trying to assess what to do next.
I love working with people to better fulfill their educational journey. Seeing a student make improvements is the ultimate prize. The feeling of seeing someone achieve in an area that has previously given them trouble, is special. I am calm and patient, two must have qualities for someone who wants to listen and help others. I hope that through this letter you have seen the pride that I take in giving back to people like those before me did for myself.
Thank you for your time.
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