I am a Mechanical Engineer with a Masters degree. I have been called a good teacher by many friends and relatives, in any subject from sports to academia.
The reason I believe I am such a good teacher (especially one-on-one) is that I am able to understand how the person I am helping is thinking, and can adapt my explanation to better suit their needs.
My experience as a tutor in a paid setting is limited, but I don't believe anything will be different between helping a friend understand how to graph something in Excel and helping you or your child. When I teach somebody something my goal is to actually have them learn it so they can repeat the process in the future.
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