I have always loved learning and gathering knowledge, and I have frequently found out that many concepts and ideas do not come readily or intuitively. Usually when I needed help understanding something, I always found a person who was able to deliver the knowledge well, and that is exactly what drives my own tutoring abilities. Whenever I failed to grasp these concepts, I always made it a point to understand _why_ I didn't grasp it, and then worked towards understanding the concept from the very basic levels. When I tutor, I forward the same mentality unto the student: If the founding pillars are strengthened, the whole building's structure will stand firmly.
I have applied this method at my college's tutoring center for the past 4 and a half years, and I have tutored people in Biology, English, ESL and Math using these techniques (that is, knowing precisely where the student needs help).
I am a CRLA Level 1 certified tutor, and I am the recipient of the "most outstanding tutor" award by the tutoring department mentioned above. With over 1100 hours of tutoring, I have tutored people of all ages, right from children who are 6 years old to elders who are 70 years old. Accommodating to the student's needs and styles has never been a problem.
Do understand, though, I strongly emphasize that the student be serious about tutoring. I will make the best effort to help the student learn and understand, and I expect the student to make the best effort to learn and understand. And when that happens -- you have been in a situation where you actually got something that you weren't getting for a long time, right? How did that feel? Exactly.
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