When a tutor screws you up…
March 26, 2013 ~ Filed Under: College, E-Learning ~ 445 words
Monday 25th we Leaders held our 2:00-5:00 PM Monthly Reunion. Nothing great happened, no exceptional initiatives— just the usual planning for our Spring festival, a calendar for the Space Captains performances outside of Rolamaton, monthly financial statements, trips (actually, NO trips, because our budget won’t allow it for 2013), the Guardians, apartments and public services. Immigrants? Yeah, sure; but nothing new is really going on and our new buildings should allow for at least another dozen immigrations throughout the year.
I know, I couldn’t be less impressed, but this kind of Reunion has become as boring as some tutoring sessions I’ve been at back in November.
Sorry about that, but I needed to let it out…
Tutoring should be a pleasant and reassuring moment in a student’s life. I’ve heard of tutors who would make depression disappear from their students’ faces and minds before the course even started, and who turn these young people’s potential into solid academic or marketable skills.
Oh dear, I have experienced NONE of this!
Back in November 2012, my parents hired a private tutor to assist me in catching up with lost schoolwork caused by my Leadership duties. The tutor – a human being – came from outside Rolamaton, he presented himself as an highly competent professional who took tutoring at heart and deeply cared about his students. But I would be lying if I told you it was all smiles and roses with that tutor. I was never interested in being tutored in the first place; I had to force myself to, out of necessity, but this guy was VERY dull.
For starters, I had trouble understanding the way he explained the topics; he managed to ruin topics I had a vested interest in and made the whole process unnecessarily painful. Hearing them once was boring enough to say nothing of hearing them droned at me again by my tutor.
So I’ll go with a tutor online and spare myself from further hassle. I’m less than a semester from graduation and I have enough stuff on my shoulders to deal with. I found Oktutor.net and I may just go with it, you know; this is NOTHING like that traditional boring tutoring I’ve been at. The site can keep a young man’s mind active and engaged in the topic at hand, not like that tutor I had, who had no real interest in what he was teaching me. Ugh… even the simple memory is painful for my neurons. X_X
What is your experience with tutors and tutoring in general?
Sobtell Tutors on October 10th, 2017 @ 6:52 am
it makes him/her a tutor. It is far from the truth. Tutoring is not easy. It requires a formal schooling on how to do it in a way that you are not enabling the student but you teach the student how to learn on his or her own. As I mentioned above, knowledge of the subject is not enough. I find this fascinating that good tutors are often communication majors or film majors. They stick to the Socratic method of tutoring and find a big pleasure in tutoring and treat tutoring as an art. It surely is an art, which requires a lot of practice.