I am a full-time professional tutor. My job is to work with students, parents and teachers to achieve academic goals and develop cognitive skills. A lot of what I do has to do with diagnosing specific performance gaps and using a highly personalized approach to target and fix them. The majority of my students need help with math, specifically algebra and standardized testing like the SAT. For English and writing support, I coach students through the development of an essay with an analytic and structured language arts model that produces sustainable results.
It's common for students to say and truly feel that they are comfortable with a concept and then fail to perform on a test or assignment. This is a result of both study as well as teaching methods. Unfortunately, many educators focus on passively showing instead of actively teaching students how to solve problems. This facilitates the mere impression of knowledge, rather than fostering a real, lasting understanding of the material.
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