- 10%...of What We Read
- 20%...of What We Hear
- 30%...of What We See
- 50%...of What We See and Hear
- 70%...of What We Discuss With Others
- 80%...of What We Experience Personally
- 95%...of What We Teach Others
It has been estimated that it takes only three or four minutes for the average person to form a positive or negative first impression.
Make that first meeting with your tutee a positive experience.
- Be consistent in body, voice and words.
- Establishing rapport with your tutee is very important. You can help create a good rapport by listening patiently and remaining open to what the tutee has to say.
It is also important to know why the student has requested tutoring.
- Some students know exactly where they are having trouble.
- Some students point out general areas of difficulty.
- Some students can only vaguely describe the source of their confusion.
To help these students, simply ask them where they are having problems.
- It could be that they fear the subject because of past failure.
- Because it is a requirement; therefore they have no interest in the subject.
- The students could also be lacking confidence in their ability to master the material, or they could be overwhelmed by the time requirements imposed on them for this particular class.
- The reason for the tutoring request is important because it will give you a focus to plan your future tutoring sessions.