One reason I enjoy tutoring is because I like getting to know my students and discovering the world through their eyes. Gaining insight into their perspectives and beliefs on life makes me very happy. I can state with certainty that I have gained just as much knowledge from my students in the past as they have from me.
Another factor I enjoy tutoring is my conviction that it has the power to change people's lives. I have observed positive changes in students' lives, which I find rewarding. For example, when students have come to me and admitted that they were stressed out about school or that their grades were declining before and now have been lifted back up or look forward to attending class rather than feeling like it's a burden.
Tutoring also gives me the freedom to experiment with different teaching methods. For instance, I don't have to follow the rules set forth by the school and can teach the content anyway I see fit for students and myself.
As a tutor, I am very patient and go with the process of students learning, no matter they are fast learners or slow learners. I try my best to be involved and understand their process and difficulties they face during their learning process and try to understand and help them as much as i can to reduce their mistakes.
I am also very flexible with tasks and works students come to me with and open-minded as a tutor who welcomes diverse questions and any open topic questions so students can learn without any hesitation instead of having misunderstandings or learn through wrong paths or ways.
I have good communication skills through speech, listening, gestures and appreciation especially to encourage students to continue their work and improve.
I also have empathy and try to understand students situations. For example if they need some emotional support or want to be heard out, I approach them and try my best to make them feel comfortable during distressing situations.
A tutor can build confidence in their students and try their best to reduce their mistakes or weaknesses. They can improve the student's study skills such as preparation for assignments and tests/exams, note taking skills and be a good listener and have patience towards their student.
Madam Lau Kam Leung Secondary School of MFBM
Currently Year 2 at HKUSPACE Community College
My name is Mir Shamaisa and i am 20 years old. I am currently a full time Year 2 student at HKUSPACE Community College of Associate in Arts, English Language and Literature. I also play for a cricket club in Hong Kong called the Diasqua Sai Wan Cricket Club.
I have tutored students from kindergarten until secondary 6 for English, English Literature and History subjects at DES from June 2020-June2021 which was a student-led probono which supported Ethnic Minority students but as well as other communities. I tutored at the Muslim Council Hong Kong where the DES was based in, and then switched to online teaching in between due to the pandemic.
I also have done private tutoring at homes from June 2020 until December 2021, before the covid wave again early this year for K1 to Secondary 3 students guiding with homework, test preparations and exam preparations as well as trying my best to teach with open and diverse topics students were willing to ask or interested in.
Preschool, Kindergarten, Primary, Junior Secondary
網上補習, 上門補習, 圖書館上課, 公衆場合