I'm a 2013 Tufts grad, and majored in History and English. Since high school I've acted as a resident, informal tutor for my peers -- I've always been happy to edit papers, proofread essays, and offer both feedback and instruction on essays and composition exercises. My concentration in American history has also given me the ability to be a subject-specific tutor (which is tons of fun, because American history is fantastically entertaining), which I very much enjoy.
Whether I'm helping folks with composition skills or teaching specific subject matter, I like to be as casual and informal as possible. Rote learning isn't fun for anyone -- it's not an engaging way to convey material to students, nor is it a fun way to teach. I like to be hands-on and actually bring students to a place where they can understand and internalize the information we're discussing -- but more importantly, I strive to have students become self-sufficient in their learning. It's one thing to proofread a paper and offer feedback, but it's another thing entirely to teach a student how to proofread effectively. Something about teaching men and fishing comes to mind.
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