There are many ways to get from point A to point B. If you are heading to a certain location, you can walk, ride a bicycle, drive in a car or fly in a plane. Each mode of transportation provides more help as you move from wheels to adding an engine and then wings. The more help you have, the faster you can go. I have had the wonderful opportunity to do some tutoring this winter in a variety of subjects. One of the goals of these tutoring sessions is to provide extra help so that the students learn the material more quickly and efficiently.
Did you know that people only remember 20% of what they read, 30% of what they hear, 40% of what they see, 50% of what they say, 60 % of what they do and 90% of what they see, hear, say and do? When students study alone, most just read silently to themselves, and they often do not retain as much as they need. When a tutor partners with them, they have the chance to see, hear, say and do, (and sometimes even draw and sing!) which drastically increases the retention of the knowledge. Of course, having someone alongside to coach and encourage them provides great benefits as well.
Benjamin Franklin once said that “Time is Money.” Actually, time is more valuable than money because if you lose all your money, you can earn more, but once you have spent your twenty-four hours allotted to you today, it is gone forever. I enjoy tutoring and teaching because it allows me to help people make the most of every moment.