My successes in school and my years of work experiences prepared me to excel as a tutor.
In high school, two out of three years, I ranked in the top three on the national math test.
While in college I did extremely well in subjects in which attention to detail was critical. In addition to repeatedly receiving a 4.0 in anything math related, I usually got the highest test score in the class.
In the workplace, I was promoted to Service Manager and given many workers to train. I discovered that each person had a different way of learning. If I did not get the desired result from one of them, I first considered the teaching approach I used with them to see if it could be improved.
When I returned to college to study Computing and Software Systems, I observed that most instructors either did not have the time or the desire to adapt to the students’ needs. I enrolled in a tutor training course and worked in a lab helping my classmates in many subjects. As a tutor, I am able to provide what the instructor cannot.
I am patient and understanding, but also thorough and detail oriented. Rather than just showing the students a correct way to perform an operation, I prefer to ask the right questions that will help the student think of a way to find it.
I like seeing people reach their potential--and, if I am able in some way to help them in getting there, I find that especially fulfilling.
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