“As a tutor, I loved being able to be on the front lines, working directly with students and helping them grow and improve their skills and abilities. It is so fulfilling to see growth and change happen, and so exhilarating to be a catalyst of that improvement.” “As an office manager, I have really enjoyed interviewing potential tutors and talking with them about their hopes of tutoring with us. It has been so enjoyable to meet so many amazing people that want to give of their time to help those around them. It’s been great to be part of that team!”
What will you most miss about working at Tutors for All?
“It has been such an amazing opportunity to work with you, Mark and Luisa, and learn from you, as you are both education experts and understand what it takes to make a difference in the lives of those with whom you work. I will miss working side by side with you, striving to close the achievement gap and do something that means much more than just punching a time card.”
What are you off to next?
“This year I will be finishing my master’s degree at New England Conservatory in Jazz Saxophone. This school year I will also be doing a lot of music teaching, which I am very passionate about. Education in general has always been important to me, as some of my greatest heroes have been teachers!”
“Well, Mr. Williams, my 7th grade Algebra teacher, has always been one of my heroes. I was so nervous entering the 7th grade. I was very shy and worried that I wouldn’t be smart enough for the classes I had been placed into. Mr. Williams sensed my stress, as I often came to him after class with a handful of questions I had been thinking about. He always took time to help explain concepts to me very patiently. This, over time, helped increase my courage to ask more questions during class, and to excel in math. His kind and helpful personality helped me believe in myself and has helped shape so much of who I am. Because of teachers like him I had the desire to become a tutor this summer, and it has an amazing experience!”
Is there a tutoring experience you had this summer that you would feel comfortable talking about?
“Definitely! This summer I worked with a student named Marvin on Accounting 101. We both put in a lot of time and effort into each tutoring session. We made flash cards, practiced creating all sorts of financial statements, and worked on understanding the most important accounting rules and practices. Marvin worked hard, and grew so much throughout the program! He studied his flashcards, worked on practice problems that I gave him, and did his very best to learn all that he could. It was a joy to be able to work with him and to see him learn so much. Being part of something as fulfilling as that is one of the best parts of being a tutor at Tutors for All. I highly recommend it!”