I am currently a senior at NYU majoring in drama and minoring in creative writing. I believe young people are dismissed when they are given the chance to tell stories, I have experience working for a school as a teaching assistant where too often the ideas the children had were pushed aside because of their age. I will spend as much time listening to the student as I will help them explore their ideas and get them down on paper.
I have been fascinated by story since reading "Lord of the Flies" at age 13 in school, and I would love to help spread the appreciation to younger people too. So often people will try to speak louder than the person next to them to try and get their voices heard above another, but I love listening and hearing exactly what they have to say. Everyone has a different story to tell and I really enjoy exploring that with students.
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I worked as a teaching assistant for 4 months where I was placed with students aged 4-7 years old. I have worked with students who have learning difficulties from dyslexia, ADHD, two children on the autistic spectrum and one or two who were having difficulties at home causing them to lash out at others.
I believe it is up to the student's instinct - do they feel comfortable around the tutor? Comfortable enough to fully express what their ideas are? Do they feel as though the tutor will have patience with them if they're struggling to get their words together?