As a tutor who has been working in the Seattle area for over five years, it has been a great pleasure to get to know each one of my students personally, and to see them gain confidence in their ability to learn. Every student has different learning styles and different motivations for learning, and I work hard in my tutoring sessions to discover which methods will be most effective and engaging. Academically, this involves:
Breaking down new material into manageable concepts that build on a student's current foundation of knowledge
Using a student's personal interests (in sports, music, etc..) to help motivate learning and memory retention
Testing at each session to make sure material is being retained
Collaborating with parents to set goals and reward students for their progress
On a personal level, I combine patience, encouragement and discipline to motivate my students to reach their highest potential. Sometimes this involves helping them overcome self-defeating thoughts in order to make progress; other times, it involves helping them see the benefits of going beyond the basics of what is expected. Either way, I always aim to show my students that learning can be a fun and enjoyable experience, and that are able to meet whatever challenges come their way.
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