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ROBERT B. for tutoring lessons in Brandywine MD Over 200 tutoring hours WyzAnt Tutoring Tutor Tutor United States

ROBERT B.

30 years tutoring experience, Naval Academy Graduate

Brandywine, MD (20613)

Travel radius 40 miles
Hourly fee $40.00
  90 ratings
Background check passed as of 10/21/13

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"Great Tutor"

- Rachel from Fort Washington, MD on 6/17/13

"Amazing ASVAB tutor!!!"

- LaWanda from Beltsville, MD on 8/29/13

"Not very patient"

- Henrietta from Woodbridge, VA on 7/24/13
ROBERT replied on 8/26/2013:

I tutored this student twice; an hour and a half the first session then two hours the second. The course was online Algebra. And it really wasn't all that difficult. There were no problems with the online software. However, as I tried to teach this student, an adult she would frequently interrupt me, throwing off my train of thought. Not to ask questions, but rather to question the validity of what I was telling her. I got the impression she had her own ideas and wasn't really listening to me. It was like she was learning on her own, her own unique method, and I was just in the way. This went on and on -- both long sessions. I recall that a few times, in frustration, I said things like, "Henrietta, you're not listening -- if you want to learn from me you'll need to listen to me." I never raised my voice, but I regretted having to say such things because this was the first time I have ever had to do this as a tutor. I tutor because I enjoy it -- students uplift me with their enthusiasm and their excitement when they feel themselves actually learning. None of that upbeat stuff happened during our two difficult sessions. As for my alleged comment regarding online courses, I do recall saying in passing that I don't usually like online because it adds technical problems in addition to the student's frustration with the subject material. But I did not get into a discussion with nearby library patrons as she indicated. I am however grateful to Wyzant that 100% of my other student sessions have been positive and usually highly inspirational. Respectfully Submitted, Robert B.

"Great tutor"

- Marlene from Lorton, VA on 1/22/13

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