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Santa Clara University (Chemistry)
I have just over two years of experience as an English/writing tutor, a job I currently maintain on campus at my undergraduate institution. I also have recently begun volunteering as an ESL tutor for English night classes at a local school/church community. I have also informally tutored my peers in math and chemistry as these are the subjects I have spent the most time with in my undergraduate education and, therefore, are subjects I have confidence in teaching.
The qualities that I have worked hard to cultivate as a tutor are patience and an encouraging attitude towards my clients. Although knowledge in the subject matter has an obvious importance when choosing a tutor, I believe equally necessary is an understanding for the learning process, and I have had training in various teaching methods and theories that make up my foundation for working with students on a variety of assignments and in a variety subjects. The ability to infer what a client needs from a tutor is significant because while some clients need hands on assistance, others need only gentle guidance. I think I am able to cater to a whole range of needs given sufficient time to get to know my client. I have just over two years of experience as an English/writing tutor, a job I currently maintain on campus at my undergraduate institution. I also have recently begun volunteering as an … Read more
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