A recent survey question from the WyzAnt people got me thinking. The question asked how many hours of tutoring in took, on average, to help a student go up a letter grade. I found myself hesitating before answering, because I have done two different types
of tutoring, with two very different results. In the end, I decided to answer based on my favorite type of tutoring: 7 to 10 hours.
My latest thoughts have again been inspired by one of those little surveys WyzAnt like to ask their tutors. This time the question was about what we, as tutors, think parents should ask of us before hiring us to help their children. A seemingly innocent,
simple question which, nevertheless, left me thinking.
To be honest, I hadn't really considered this before. I do a lot of the asking...
Over the many years I have been tutoring, I have time and again found myself hating the teachers that assign the homework and tests my students have to work on. Of course, this doesn't happen every time, or even most times, but it happens often enough
that it prompted me to write this.
The reason I dislike these teachers so much is not related to how much work they create for...