Active vs. Passive Learning
Your First Session with a Student
Share your excitement with the learner. Why are you passionate about school? It inspires them, and also gives them confidence in you as a tutor.
Be open and vulnerable.
Try to understand their learning style.
Get to know the learner! Try to build bridges between you and the student. Match their communication style.
SESSION ISSUE 1:
"Just give me the answers!"
It will probably happen sometime. A student wants an A, but doesn't want to understand the material. But this is not the Penji Way! View on to see how to deal."
SESSION ISSUE 2:
"I need help on everything."
Classic student response. Truth is, you can't cover everything in a 2 hour session (or even a 4 hour one). The student needs to take the time to prioritize the list of topics - where am I struggling the most? This is a rule for a Penji session. View the video for a role play.