Tutoring is the best job I’ve ever had. It has been the most rewarding, flexible, highest paying (per hour), and fun job ever-yes, including my “real” day job. Throughout the years, I’ve been asked constantly about how to become a tutor. At first, I was hesitant to share my secrets to success. After all, teaching others how to become a successful tutor would only give me competition.
Insider Secrets to the Perfect Tutoring Lesson
An experienced tutor can be flexible and take changes to their planned lesson in stride. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a dream of what we wish all lessons were like! My ideal lesson with a kiddo would go something like this: Continue reading “Insider Secrets to the Perfect Tutoring Lesson”
Nerd(y) Girl Secrets Finally Exposed
Ok… I have some thoughts on being a nerd. Almost every time I’m meeting a new student, at some point in our first few sessions I tell them I’m nerdy, dorky and geeky. They’re going to figure it out pretty quickly anyway, I’m not good at hiding it. And I wouldn’t want to hide it anyway. Like I tell my students, “nerdy” is just a word bullies use to make you feel bad about being smart. In reality, being told that you’re smart and like intellectual things is a compliment. Look at me, I love math, prefer printed books over Kindles, use paper-and-pencil planners instead of using my phone, wear onesies pretty much every minute that I’m home, and own 9 fountain pens. I have a pretty serious obsession with Microsoft Excel (a spreadsheet processor) and love Star Trek and Pixar movies. Not only am I sort of a nerd, but I even surround myself with dorky people. My best friend is a chemist and my fiance not only runs his own server, but also runs Linux on one of the computers has has put together from spare parts. Continue reading “Nerd(y) Girl Secrets Finally Exposed”