She relayed to me new language and strategies that have been a tremendous help when mentoring my ward through a myriad of subjects, which only months before I could never have imagined myself being able do. By talking with her, and by observing her in action I have been able to model her in various ways that have made a huge difference in my approach to the educational support I give my ward. I will always be grateful to her for all of her hard work, warmth, and compassion!
(Remember, you can save a lot if you buy a package in advance.) She has all the qualities that make up a really good tutor:
1) Experience- she has been doing this a long time (she is not just an undergrad looking for some beer money)
2) A thorough knowledge of her subject
3) She is patient and kind
4) She is positive and encouraging
5) She knows how to teach (most people forget that teaching is a skill and a talent. Some people haven't been trained or don't have the aptitude for it.)
This was a great session. We seem to have a good system in place where I go over all materials (i.e. read books and flash cards, and also take practice tests) on my own. Then Christine and I go over the answers I got wrong on the practice exams and/or take some of these exams together. It works out great because we can focus on the weak areas. Now I have started scheduling the actual exams within 2-4 days of our session so that the information is fresh in my mind for the exams (which I seem to be passing so far).