I started my Physics course this Summer telling my students they are not allowed to say "I don't know," unless they can't read, listen to a recording, watch a video, or ask a question of someone more knowledgeable. When I was in school we did not have access to information like students do today.
In my humble opinion, students need to bulk up on two things like body builders...
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you do to help make learning fun? This depends on the subject and the student's age. I have created Jeopardy games, given play money/candy as rewards for answering correctly, played board games (while studying), gathered books on subjects that interest the student, and much more.
Do you offer any guarantees? Yes, I am not satisfied...
You'd think that, "If I'm paying for tutoring, he should be answering MY questions. Not the other way around."
While I can sympathize with the general sentiment, I'd say,"you're way off base there!"
I think that the tutor/teacher/coach should never ask the student directly,"Do you understand __________ ?" Not knowing the subject matter, how would...
The SAT website, found at http://sat.collegeboard.org, has a "Question of the Day" section. They will send these to your email if you sign up, and so with that, one question a day, you're one question more prepared to go back to school.
The specific URL or the "Question of the Day" is http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day.