Friday, December 13, 2013

Blog 12

My experience as a tutor has definitely affected the way I do homework in other classes. For one thing, I am much, much more conscious of grammar rules. It has even taken me to the point that it sometimes takes me longer to write an essay than it used to before because now I think to myself, ‘what was the grammar rule about that again…?’ My papers lately are much better than my previous ones and my writing style seems to be more clear and concise. I also find myself feeling more comfortable and confident talking to people that I haven’t met before, which is not something that comes naturally to me.

Being a tutor has also put me in a position that have not experienced a lot, and that is being a teacher. Trying to help people understand a concept can be exhausting, so in a way, I feel more sympathetic toward my professors than I have in the past. I think that most professors (with a few exceptions) want to be good teachers and help their students to succeed, and it must hard when they have lessons that don’t go as well as they expected, or when getting students to talk in class is like pulling teeth, or when they have a stack of ungraded papers that keeps getting bigger and a time window that keeps getting smaller. I’m thankful for their patience and assistance.


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