Ok, so I am currently earning my Masters degree in American Environmental History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and by earning, I mean that I am writing my thesis, which is a pretty daunting task. Besides that, I tutor-full time for Charlotte Country Day School in the heart of Charlotte. I have worked there for the past four years or so, and this will be the first year that I will be serve exclusively as a tutor in the Upper School.
I absolutely love tutoring and here's why: the kind of interaction that a one-on-one scenario presents is the most useful and beautiful in all of education. I have had the incredible opportunity to really get to know kids, both middle school and high school, in ways that most teachers will never know. Tutoring is about more than just teaching a student how to do ratios, organize his/her binder, or improve an SAT score by a 100 points. Tutoring is a relationship, between teacher and student, that involves exchanging fears, dreams, weaknesses, and strengths. Sure, I want to see my students improve is whatever subject he or she would like to improve in, but the overall goal is to make them not only a better student but a better person. That's what I do, and that's what I love.