A moment ago I had a high-spirited conversation about the different resources that are available to students. Khan Academy is a really great on-line resource community. If you have a question about a topic, there is a video that will give you the help you need in a timely manner. I have seen the site recently and it is fully equipped with quizzes and diagnostics tests. Wonderful site for those of you that need a structured plan of attack when it comes to studying. The feedback for each test is associated with a score. And your objective is to obtain a particular number of points. You can measure your progress every step of the way. It is a very successful site. I have nothing negative to say about it. I am impressed with the Academy because they have automated a learning technique and it is working. And if it works for you that is great. At the end of the day, anything that produces good results in the classroom- I am all for it.
But I must let my potential clients know that I am not Khan Academy. My mission is not to deliver a common theme. I do not have an automated system of teaching. My tutoring style is individualized learning. Listening to a student is an art form. Open your ears. What does the student understand about the topic? Has the student seen the inside pages of the text book? Do they have a calculator? How was their weekend? Why did they perform so terrible on their last homework? Relating on a human level is still needed in the field of teaching. I take pride in getting to know my students. Sometimes people know the material and they just lack the confidence to do well. I work hard to ensure the lesson was well-received and the student can prove to me that he or she ‘gets it’. Listening to the student is not a lost art form. There is a time to work on drills for a better understanding of the material. And then there is a place for those of you who just want to ‘talk it out’ with another human. That is what I offer through Moore Statistics Consulting LLC.
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