I have taught secondary mathematics for ten years. I have always held true to the saying, "leave a person better off than the way you found them" and "never give up, never give in, never surrender."
My approach to tutoring, and teaching in general, is to promote a step-by-step approach, never moving on until the concept has been fully understood. I have always stressed to students that learning math is a lot like learning how to ride a bike. You can read all the books available on how to ride a bike, but until you actually get on one and try, you’ll never be proficient. Math is the same way. One must pick up a pencil and paper and actually do problems to become good at math. Math is not difficult, but it does take dedication to learn.
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