Please Welcome Liana to Frog Tutoring!
We are pleased to introduce one of our newest tutors Liana M! Liana has an extensive background in education and has a lot to share with clients. We are pleased to have Liana as part of the FT team!
Why did you choose to become a tutor for Frog Tutoring?
I already tutor neuroscience and physics at Emory, but Frog Tutoring was a great opportunity for me to tutor (and meet) people of all different ages and backgrounds in the Atlanta community. Also, Frog Tutoring allows me to work part-time and have a flexible schedule, which is really important since I am still a full-time student.
What has been one of your most memorable experiences tutoring so far?
There was a young girl I met last year, before I started Frog Tutoring, who was falling behind on her reading and writing skills. She was self-conscious about reading out loud in the classroom and had started to really dread anything related to reading and writing. After several weeks of working with her, she became more confident in her reading abilities and eventually even asked to go to the library to pick out some books I had recommended. As an avid reader myself, it made me really happy to see that I had intervened in situation which could have potentially turned someone off reading for the rest of his or her life.
If you could give a piece of advice to your students and other Frog Tutoring students, what would it be?
While tutoring is an awesome resource, it is not the only resource available to students. A good tutor helps a student coordinate a supportive academic community that conforms to that student’s learning styles and goals. My best piece of advice would be to consider your tutor a very helpful component of your learning environment, but not to stop there in your pursuit of help and academic support. Understanding what learning style works best for you and gaining the confidence to seek out resources in your environment is an invaluable skill set!
If you could have any person (living, dead, or fictional) as a tutor, who would it be and why?
I would definitely have to choose Salman Kahn of Kahn Academy. I spent an entire summer watching his videos on calculus, after which I felt like I knew him on a personal level. (He would mention the birds chirping outside, or refer to his wife in a problem-solving example.) I would take calculus all over again if I were guaranteed Sal as my tutor! Sal also has a great way of explaining concepts that I would love to incorporate in my own approach towards tutoring.
To learn more about Liana and to schedule her, visit her profile here.