This week has been really progressive for me. I completed my first draft of “What I Will Give Back” paper and the Crossroads course. I’ll just have to wait for my mentor to grade my student survey.
The completion of Crossroads has lifted a heavy weight off my chest. The time spent was not wasted, I feel relieved when finishing up this long project (About a month). Next week, I will receive feedback from Mr. Dilts and revise my draft.
In general, I’m ready for new assignments upcoming in the future for tutor training!
I’m getting more and more familiar with CANVAS through the past week. I realized I have to set goals and complete each chapter per day to complete on-time. Once you started getting on track, online courses don’t seem that difficult anymore. I’m currently at Using Praise Effectively and the Effort Effect.
The stress I’m experiencing abated comparing to the past few weeks. If my progress continues, I will get the CANVAS course finished by March 15th.
This has been a progressing week on CANVAS! I tried to catch up a bit, and I’m currently at “Socratic Questioning”. I spent my weekend working on the essay assignment, and I will return to CANVAS next week.
Due to my procrastination, I’m still a little bit behind, but I will learn to manage my time and make some solid progress.
This is a short reflection on how well I’m currently doing with CANVAS. I encountered some problems in getting enrolled in CANVAS and lagged a bit behind. I will find some time to catch up with the rest of my peers.
Some advantages and disadvantages I found with CANVAS:
-CANVAS seem really professional. If you accidentally make a mistake or did not follow the instructions of the assignment, a special instructor will contact you and guide you.
-The problem I find is the unlocking assignment part. You always have to wait for your mentor to grade on the previous assignment before moving on to the next one. Sometimes it takes a long time for our mentor to grade, which affected our progression.
Overall, I’m doing alright:)
This week, I have begun the “Student Orientation” course on CANVAS. I think this website is really precise and detailed, there are different kinds of instructions, you can also consult from the “help” button. The orientation taught me some basic instructions and how to use CANVAS. I think I still need time to familiarize myself with this website because I think its really complex. Although I have no idea what this website is about, I’m looking forward to learning some knowledge about how to being a tutor in the future.
My name is Jasmine Zhou. I’m was born in Singapore, then moved back to Beijing when I was 4. I like to read during my free time, hang out with friends, or just watch movies online and enjoying alone. I play badminton, paint, and play the piano. The subjects that interest me are Chinese, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, and Medicine. I dreamed to become a medical scientist when I grow up. The reason I choose tutor training as my elective was this subject interests me. Before 8th grade, the concept and idea of “getting trained as a tutor” was vague for me. Tutor to me, plainly, was someone you hire and receive guidance academically. When the teacher introduced me to this course, the idea of taking it immediately arose. I always liked teaching someone, I know learning is a slow process, the teacher instill students knowledge continuously. I always have the patience for this job.
I will never forget the trip I attended to the children center with the “Interact” Club on 10/26, 2019. I was assigned to assist a girl with her homework. She was in 4th grade, with a 6th-grade sister with her together. I was nervous. Mandarine is my first language, but tutoring someone was a first, too. I sat down beside her with nerve, answering questions she asked, and pointing out the mistakes she made. Soon, we went through 2 subjects already. I was shocked, even, to realize how much knowledge that slipped away in my head, the things I previously know but now forgotten. As I slowly grow familiar with her, I started to have side conversations and got to know her more. I realized tutor training is not an unconquerable task. Anyone in the world can tutor, but becoming a successful tutor is another thing.