I am college freshmen and my major is computer science. I started tutoring when one of my friends needed some extra help understanding the concepts that were being taught in class. I helped her at no charge and by the end of the semester, she got an A in the class.
This experience helped me to develop my skills as a tutor. Some of those skills include patience, ability to be empathetic to others and resourcefulness. I credit her with helping me come up with better ways to help visual learners understand concepts and students come up with ways of relating their class to their day to day activities.