I have been employed as a tutor at Grace Church School - High School Division for two years and in college (I went to Cooper Union) I was a tutor for the Math Department. Students told me that a session with me gave them the confidence and knowledge to tackle problems on an exam or a homework. Knowing that I had that impact on a person's life, and knowing that I helped a person in a meaningful way - that's what tutoring is all about for me. For me, to help someone gain an understanding of a...
I have been employed as a tutor at Grace Church School - High School Division for two years and in college (I went to Cooper Union) I was a tutor for the Math Department. Students told me that a session with me gave them the confidence and knowledge to tackle problems on an exam or a homework. Knowing that I had that impact on a person's life, and knowing that I helped a person in a meaningful way - that's what tutoring is all about for me. For me, to help someone gain an understanding of a subject where previously there was none - I consider that one of the greatest joys in my life. That's why I tutor.
Math minor from Cooper Union, Bronx Science graduate
For me to help someone gain an understanding of a subject where previously there was none - I consider that one of the greatest joys in my life. Why? It means that I did my part to make the world a better place - I made an impact on someone's life. When you explain to someone the Doppler effect because that firetruck is zooming down the street, you will remember that I told you the equation for a moving source and stationary observer. When you take your linear algebra final and your asked to find the eigenvalues of a singular matrix, you will know what to do.