My name is Brett and I am a Senior at Young Harris College.
I am a proud member of Phi Theta Kappa (International Honors organization), Alpha Chi (Honors organization for top ten percent of juniors and seniors), Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honors organization), and I graduated from Fannin County High School with honors in 2009.
I have also been on the Dean's List or President's List since I have begun college (3.5 GPA+), but I'm proud to say that I sit much closer to a 4.0 than that.
I acquired my Associate's Degree in Fine Arts with Highest Honors in Spring of 2011 and I plan on completing my Bachelor's Degree in English by Spring 2013.
I began working as a tutor at Young Harris College in August of 2011. In my time working here I have helped several college students improve their writing ability and I plan on continuing this throughout my senior year.
As an English tutor it is my responsibility to be able to review written documents and provide the means necessary for students to improve in their writing ability. I've helped students with language barriers, no background in grammar, and students with structural mistakes.
Aside from English, I am also fully capable of helping students with organizational skills. As a college student with hopes of pursuing Law School it is important to have things organized; therefore, these skills are necessary. The proper management of one's time, organization of one's paper documents, and organization of one's computer files all work together when one is trying to excel in education. Poor organizational skills make room for tiny mistakes that add up in the long run, but there is always a solution.
The act of speaking in front of others may be a frightening subject, but it is another field that I feel is very important. Speaking should not be a hindrance. Instead, it should be a rewarding, and even fun, experience, but it may seem hard to get to this point. I believe that with practice and a strong game plan (which relates back to organization) that anyone can be a brilliant speaker. Practice is the key here of course, but there is a multitude of practice strategies that one can take part in to become a more adept speaker.
It is my firm belief that being a tutor requires patience, dedication, and a willingness to adapt to any and every student that needs help. I also believe it is important to monitor the progress of each and every student and confirm that they are indeed improving. If I discover that a student is not improving I will take the time to evaluate my next approach to further him, or her, on the road to success. It is a truly rewarding experience to hear that you have made a difference in any student's education or life.
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