This semester I have been tutoring students every Thursday at Isaac Bear Early College.
When I first started, I was very nervous. I thought I would end up with students who did not want to be there and would, as such, not try to learn anything. They would be unwilling to listen to anything I said. Fortunately, minus one or two exceptions, that was far from the case.
Most of the students I tutored seemed very keen to learn and to figure out how to improve their writing. I was even told by one of the teacher that they had noticed a marked improvement in the student's work. This made my day.
Today was my last day. I tutored two students in grade 9, English. We worked on a Daily Grammar Practice that their teacher assigns weekly and I helped them further their argumentative essays based on the moral implications of wiping memories in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
It has to be said, I wish this school had been around when I was in high school.
I've enjoyed this semester tutoring students. Now I'm just trying to decide if that is better than actually teaching a whole class.
For the time being, the whole class will likely remain the better option.
William the Bloody Likely Gonna Be A Teacher Yet Redd
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