Eugenie is currently studying Bachelor of Commerce at The University of Melbourne. She has been at Lore Tuition for over three years, and has garnered much experience in teaching high school English.
Not too long ago, I was just a kid as young as some of the students here at Lore Tuition. It’s hard to believe, I know. But once upon a time, I did find myself every Monday afternoon, if Mondays weren’t bad enough, being picked up and driven to tutor by my parents to arrive promptly at 4.30 for two hours of a deliciously prepared degustation of Maths. At some point in time, this was probably one of my most dreaded memories growing up. Tutoring seemed like such a chore. If anything, I called this a punishment. At the end of year 12, I couldn’t even express how overjoyed I was that my tutoring days were over. However, it was only until a while later, when I would return as a tutor myself, would I really appreciate the service of tutoring.
Ostensibly, tutoring is a service for students who need extra assistance in a particular subject. This can be very misleading. Yes, tutoring is there to aid students with specific needs but it is so much more than just an aid. Tutoring is another source and outlet for students to utilise as part of their learning process. Learning doesn’t just stop at school; learning is something anyone from 5 to 50 years old will always find themselves doing. Unlike a school setting, tutoring enables students with a personal environment to familiarise themselves with their own personal learning style. Not every student learns the same way; some students are visual learners and others require tangibles to learn. Therefore, being able to understand how learning works for you can make a world of
In my class, it’s never about being right or wrong, but being able to have a thought process and understanding why certain things are the way they are. I encourage students to be as inquisitive as they can be because there’s no other better way of learning. Tutoring shouldn’t be a tedious routine about completing work, but it should be a process of getting to know yourself as a learner and of course, to hopefully have some fun on the way.