Tutors Aren’t for Losers

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Tutors Aren’t for Losers

Lauren Askins

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Tutoring is always a good idea if you are struggling or just aren’t satisfied with your grades. Getting help with a paper or studying for a test can make a difference.

Starting with a tutor early in the semester gives you a chance to learn concepts slowly and solidly. Everyone from time to time can have difficulty understanding concepts in a new subject. It doesn’t mean you’re “dumb” or a “loser.”  Not asking for help when it is needed is dumb.

Everyone at some point has felt like “everyone else is getting it” and may worry that a question will come across as “dumb.” Nothing could be farther from the truth. Usually, when one person asks a question, his or her classmates were wondering the same thing but were afraid to ask.

A tutor can help you grasp foundation concepts that lay the groundwork for future concepts. Getting the basic building blocks early can prevent difficulty later in the semester; it’s a proactive approach.

Working with a tutor not only helps you understand the material, but you will learn what your areas of strength and weakness are so you can concentrate on those areas.

“I think that every student should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses–whether by the actual teacher or a club; it is a fantastic way for any student to take their academics to the next level,” Dr. Finley said.

There are many opportunities for tutoring out there if you need help. Here at Bob Jones, clubs and teachers offer tutoring for almost all areas of study.  If you need help, all you have to do is ask.

Mu Alpha Theta

Spanish Honor Society

French Honor Society

German Honor Society

Latin Honor Society

National Science Honor Society

Another way that you can get help is through a private tutor. You can meet with them on a one-one-one basis at a time that best fits your schedule.

“It’s the most rewarding and meaningful job I could possibly have,” Julia Gilbert, a private tutor, said. “A love for helping children is what keeps me tutoring.”

It takes a very wise person to realize he needs help and an even wiser person to seek help and accept it

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