I am retired from a consulting practice in engineering after 55 years. I took my degrees in chemical engineering because chemical engineers do everything other engineers do plus chemistry. This enabled me to step into unfamiliar situations and succeed by applying the fundamentals of chemistry, physics and mathematics.
In tutoring, I take the same approach. I look for the area or areas where the student is struggling. This may be in the fundamentals of the subject, in some particular procedure, in the approach to the subject. or it may be one of attitude. I seek the most appropriate means of dealing with all of these and more.
I have found, in the course of mentoring many young engineers, that how one thinks about a subject can have a profound influence. Hence my initial approach is to inquire into one's thinking on a subject.
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