I began tutoring last year working with a 5th grader who had fallen behind in writing. I have since tutored writing, reading comprehension, history, government/politics and some sciences. I have also taught organization and public speaking. My field of study was Political Communication.
My general method is based on the idea that what the student needs is to learn how to learn. I go over the basics with the student, such as proper grammar, outlining, speaking techniques, how to find information and questions to guide students to solutions (whether that be the answer to a question or how to write a paragraph better). My goal is for the student to gain academic independence.
When doing test prep, I work slightly differently, but with the same basic goal. I go over the kinds of questions that will be on the test, figure out the kinds of things that students will have to know and help them with test taking techniques.
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