"You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother." - Albert Einstein
A student most often has trouble with a concept because they do not get the 'how' or 'why' behind the subject. My own son was one of those. Every person is unique with a wide diversity of backgrounds and experiences to draw from and teachers today are not given the time and resources to account for those differences in their lesson plans. The job of a tutor is to get past each student's roadblocks and clear the path for them to follow. My goal is to have a student be capable of understanding the subject well enough to 'explain it to your grandmother'.
I'm not a professional teacher. I'm a professional communicator with a very acute power of observation. The goal of every journey is the same. First, identify the destination. Next, find the best way to get there. Third, GO!
My goal as a tutor is the same. I will identify the specific goals of your student, short or long term. Through the lessons, we will find the path as we go. Through the process, I would hope that your student would not only pass the tests, but grasp the concepts at a deeper level that will carry them through to the next level. I teach subjects, not individual lessons. While individual goals have to be met (passing tests, completing homework), the purpose of an education isn't to get a grade on paper. The purpose is to make the grade in life.
I am available for individual lessons to get past 'humps'. Even the best and quickest need a boost every once in a while. I will not accept a lesson I do not feel capable of giving.
I am available for long term engagements, whether it be in one subject, or all of them.
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