Tip 1: Always get to know your student, but be sure to keep it at a professional level and nothing too personal
Tip 2: Play certain educational games that can include learning definitions, or formulas
Tip 3: Don't be too serious, try to have a relaxing environment so the student won't feel so uptight
Tip 4: Try to include comedy in the routine, from what I've learned most students either "hate" the subject and want to get it over with, but adding a comedic level to the subject can make them have a better attitude towards learning it.
Tip 5: If a student does well on a test, I may bring in a snack or something to reward them with for their hard work