Making friends with kids is my first step to good teaching. Kids are more apt to learn from a friend than from a "teacher." I believe kids should learn to come to their own conclusions about their studies and the tutor offer the information for him/her to arrive at answers. Not one and one make two but "if I have one finger up and I put another finger up, how many fingers do I have up?" While school is often not fun, learning can be if the environment and the relationship work. I love kids and don't necessarily try to get them to like me; they just do.