Gregory Pettigrew (etherial) wrote,
Gregory Pettigrew

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Tutoring Woes

The more time I spend near my tutoree(!?)'s mom, the more I wish she would leave the two of us alone so we can accomplish something. Her constant nagging is grating on my nerves and is keeping her daughter from concentrating on the work. But the worst part is that not once has she brought up whether or not I am a good tutor. She seems utterly convinced that when a problem takes a while to do, it is the daughter's fault and never mine.

I am, to be honest, a rather poor teacher. I am okay at explaining, but am not very good at finding the tiny errors that cause our efforts to go awry, I lose focus when trying to do the more difficult problems, and have none of the Discipline or Patience necessary to allow her to struggle through the parts of the problems that need to be struggled with.

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