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When we’re out on the edge of our understanding or ability, we need help getting to the next level. For interpersonal or emotional support, we typically turn to family and friends. Athletes get coaching from, well, coaches. But for academic challenges, the best bridge from what you can do to what you need to do is usually a great tutor. Too bad, then, that so many tutors are less than great. Get the most out of your supplemental education experiences by learning how to tell if your tutor is elite or just average:   1. Accessible Your first communication with a tutor will either be via an assignment from an educational company or initiated by your direct communication. Right from the start, pay attention to how quickly your tutor responds. Top tutors will reply promptly and professionally not just to that initial contact but all subsequent communication. A 24-hour response…

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Teaching, as most of us have had occasion to discover, is one of the most enjoyable ways you can interact with others. And tutoring, which allows you to build a rapport 1-1 with someone who can benefit from your knowledge or expertise, may be the most satisfying form of teaching. When done right, tutoring is not just financially rewarding, but also fun. Are you tutoring?   How to Become a Top Tutor Rochester Brainery Tuesday, March 10th, 7:00pm-8:30pm Whether you’re already in the game or just waiting on the sidelines to be called up, the time has come to take tutoring to the next level. Become a truly elite tutor by understanding the best practices–and secrets–truly elite professionals have mastered. In my long career in for-profit education, I’ve learned from and trained so many gifted teachers. I’ve also learned what a tutor needs to do to make a session meaningful…

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