Sometimes learning in a traditional setting is problematic for some students. The subject matter can seem boring or appear to have no relevance with the student's life experience. At other times, the method of teaching is at odds with how a particular student learns.
I'm familiar with both issues:
One to One tutoring offers a host of great ways to ground the material in everyday life.....maybe not what the student is experiencing that very day, but close enough so that a seed is planted....this could be valuable in specific ways.
I'm left handed and decidedly "right brained". I learned to absorb and retain information in very different way than the traditional student. I developed visual structures and other visual cues to solidify my understanding of class material. As an example: When you (the student) can "teach" the material, that is, stand in front of an empty class and explain the subject material in a clear fluid manner, it follows that you know it thoroughly.
I look forward to working with kids who are yearning for a tutor who understands how hard they are trying and how difficult the work can seem.
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