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Tutoring
« on: April 15, 2011, 07:40:31 am »
Does any of you have tutoring or ever had? What do you think of it?

I think that tutoring is good, but not regular tutoring, only for the wicked exams. I know a lot of people who have tutoring and think that tutoring replaces studying, I extremely disagree though.

Discuss.
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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 07:57:11 am »
Tutoring can replace a teacher. And a good tutor should give exercices, so we have to study.
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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 09:48:22 pm »
I have tutored students in the past, and can say it's really helpful for some kids to get a little extra one on one time with someone who understands it as well.  I dare say it doesn't replace a teacher, but it helps when the student is totally lost in a classroom, and the teacher can't necessarily take the time to deal with that one student.

I also find it helps sometimes because they will see mistakes that you've made, that you "know" are right.  I've also noticed that most kids who "aren't smart" actually think drastically different from the average person.  For example, one kid a friend of mine tutored actually wrote his numbers in a different stroke order.  But not just like a normal stroke order.  He'd essentially write most of them in reverse.  e.g. from bottom to top with a 1.

It was interesting watching how he knew the stuff, he just didn't have a good way to grasp what he was told.  With a tutor, you have the opportunity to learn about the student, and learn how he/she thinks.

So TL;DR, I think tutors are necessary, although I've never needed one on anything but to help with my handwriting, and that was a favor from someone in my family.

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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011, 11:26:23 pm »
I think a good tutor can effectively replace a teacher or professor. A bad tutor, on the other hand, is at best worthless.

However, if we're talking about good tutors, let's admit that some teachers/professors have no idea how to teach, but the tests are still difficult material. Sometimes a tutor is able to explain the material in a way that makes sense. For example (and I am by no means a good tutor), professors often do a horrible job explaining the basics of quantum physics in chemistry, particularly particle-wave duality. It's quite simple conceptually and I've had several people ask "Why didn't the professor just say that?" It's often a matter of making the connection where the teacher fails, not teaching the material itself.

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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011, 11:27:42 pm »
Is tutoring like home schooling, but with some form of teacher instead of self-teaching?

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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 11:30:06 pm »
Basically just sometimes the tutors(at least the good ones) go more in depth and make sure you understand everything while all teachers(the not-so-good ones) care about is how good you do on the TAKS(or whatever test your school does)
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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 11:30:52 pm »
Ah ok, but is it at home or at school?

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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2011, 12:43:39 am »
It depends.  It can take place at home, at the tutor's home...
Sometimes, schools actually set up tutoring systems, where students in older grades help students in younger grades, etc.

It varies, but it's always one-on-one.
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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 12:48:40 am »
Ah ok. I think at elementary school there was a tutor, actually. Sometimes students had to go see her a few times per week to get extra help they couldn't get in class.

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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2011, 01:36:33 pm »
Ah ok. I think at elementary school there was a tutor, actually. Sometimes students had to go see her a few times per week to get extra help they couldn't get in class.

Did they have to pay for such tutor? :S

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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2011, 02:13:57 pm »
I used to tutor high school math, physics, and chemistry for about 3 years during the end of high school and after it.  Most people I tutored, I tutored somewhat regularly, but there were also people like you said that only called me before exams.  Its generally the concerned parents, not the students, that want to have regular tutoring.
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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2011, 03:24:45 pm »
I used to tutor high school math, physics, and chemistry for about 3 years during the end of high school and after it.  Most people I tutored, I tutored somewhat regularly, but there were also people like you said that only called me before exams.  Its generally the concerned parents, not the students, that want to have regular tutoring.

It's actually a great way of making money IMO.

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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2011, 03:50:04 pm »
My school has a tutoring system for French and maths, I know lots of people who use them, and the teachers strongly recommend them. There's even an option to replace your 4th French course by a tutoring course.

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Re: Tutoring
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2011, 10:11:01 pm »
Ah ok. I think at elementary school there was a tutor, actually. Sometimes students had to go see her a few times per week to get extra help they couldn't get in class.

Did they have to pay for such tutor? :S
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