I have been teaching and tutoring different subjects for more than 20 years, and I have taken classes and seminars in pedagogy.
I have a certification in Journalism and Short Story Writing, and I have done editorial and proof reading work for numerous non-profit organizations.
I have a passion for teaching and I am fluent in three languages; English, Hebrew and Yiddish as well as conversant in French and Portuguese
I enjoy when someone "gets it". The "Aha" moment. There is nothing more exciting than that
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Spending time getting to know them, their interests and hobbies so that I can tailor sessions to their interests. For example if someone's likes basketball, I will prepare lessons and assignments on that topic.
I have certification in English writing, both fiction and fact. I have taught and tutored in various schools and situations for many years
I try to work with customers based upon their ability to pay, and whether I have to travel etc.
As a teenager I was a counselor in a camp. I was asked to help teach some of the campers who needed remedial work over the summer. I had a knack for it as well and from then on continued to teach and tutor.
I have worked with all ages from pre-teens to senior citizens. I have worked one-on-one, as well as in large classes of 50 or more students.
There are so many, it's hard to zero in on one particular. Becoming a grandparent is high on that list. In general I am curious about the world around me and get excited about exposure to new ideas and experience.
Make sure you and the tutor "click". Someone could be an expert in a subject, but does not connect with you. In that case you are both waiting your time. Expertise and technical skills are important, but so is personality and comfort.
They should ask the teacher about his experience and qualifications. They should also ask him about his biggest challenges in life and career and how he dealt with them.