Learning is a very important part of being human. I consider my role as an educator to be a sacred trust between my students and me. That means that my mission is not simply to help my students get good grades (although we do that, too); I work to strengthen my students' ambition to know more and to use academic success as a measure for how much they are learning. Most teachers don't like to be asked why students have to know math or grammar or history and so on; to me, there is no better or more important question.
My tutoring sessions are conversations. We ask each other questions about the material, and I help guide the discussion so that it will help the student understand how the topic is mastered. I ask you to work hard--I seldom take it too easy on my students. You'll grumble and complain sometimes, but you'll soon find that what I ask you to do will make your schoolwork or test questions seem much easier.
Remember, everyone is more capable than they think. My job, as I see it, is to help you understand and realize your full potential.
Undergraduate Degree: Swarthmore College - Bachelor in Arts, Philosophy
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