Have you ever told yourself, “I’ll achieve my dream someday.”? Well, as Jenna Kutcher once said, “There are seven days of the week, someday isn’t one of them.”
Ever since I was young, teachers had constantly asked me, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” I’d always replied with the little kid answer of policeman, firefighter, etc. Now, as a sophomore, I finally know what my passion is – Biology. Unfortunately, just like any other dream, you have to work for it; study, study, study. Despite my whole family being generations of teachers, I have never been able to find the correct ways to effectively learn materials and that’s why I joined Tutor Training last year. Now, being in my second year as a student of the Tutor Training course, I have realized that enjoy helping others learn and the look on their faces when they figure out a problem is inspiring. Last year, I often found myself struggling to think of new and different methods of achieving my goals in tough classes like math, science, and even orchestra. While working through this course, I learned new materials that helped me become a better tutor. Taking these processes and integrating them into my foundation as well, I decided to join the Peer Tutoring Center. At first, this was because I needed to fulfill my hours. However, rejoining the tutoring center for my second year, I discovered an enjoyment in becoming a resource for my peers and younger students.
Have you ever been asked for help and didn’t know how to explain the problem but could solve it? I have always felt guilty on not being able to share my process to my peers and Tutor Training is the perfect way to practice. This course will be able to teach me how to demonstrate concepts and solutions clearly without having to pause or taking time failing to explain. Through Tutor Training II, I hope to learn how to better communicate to my students and learning about the complexity of tutoring relationships and lessons.
As for some personal information, I like to take some time off and play team sports such as rugby, basketball, and softball because I believe that not only will working with a team help build leadership and collaboration skills, but it also helps with time management. I am also involved in Aperture Photography, Children of Africa, and Nightingale Charity Club.
I am excited for working as a tutor this year! 🙂