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First bout of tutoring...

I... very well may give myself an ulcer ^^;. *worryworryworries*

Today I had 2 hours of tutoring work... one was a "drop-in" session at 9-10am, where I basically just do random work around the office, while I wait for a student who needs English tutoring to possibly come in. Then at 1-2pm, I had my first tutoring session with Aya and Mako. I had no idea what to fill their session time with-- I worried over it for several hours, actually ^^;. All I could come up with was editing their papers that are due on Friday, but Dr. Brown told me tutors are not really supposed to edit papers... so I helped them to edit their papers anyway XD;. Tutors cannot mark student papers, but I was all pointing at their papers, and saying "Well, why don't we reword/add this/etc here..." My winging-it attempt at tutoring didn't not coincide with the Learning Center's tutoring rules at all >.>;;;. I want to be traaaaaa~ined, I have no idea what I'm doooo~ing >.>;;;;;;... *worries and dies*

Thankfully, there's a tutor-certification class that I'm attending tomorrow (and still pondering on whether or not I'll be actually enrolling in it). That's my training, apparently, so I'm psyched to get a little direction on what I'm supposed to be leading the student to do during a tutoring session ^_^. Maybe I can worry a little less once I actually understand HOW they want us to tutor. Because I have no clue at the moment. *worries some more*

Also, I got tied up with some work for my boss at my 9-10am drop-in this morning, and was about 1 1/2 minutes late to my Creative Writing: Fiction class. Omg, I thought my teacher was going to eat me ;_;. *was terrified* That's never happening again >.>;. *will be super careful to get done with tutoring/work on time from now on*

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disutansu
Feb. 5th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Elementary kids just don't know how to be quiet and do their worrrrrrrk! XD;; Well at least that's my experience. perhaps I'm just too nice. But that's so illogical. Why would you not listen to a nice teacher aide? And risk getting a mean one? *constantly feels like she's going to get fired for not being able to control the class*

*hugs* Well just worry about yourself. ^o^ You're doing just fine I bet! *squish squish* They should really get their act together and get to class sooner if they want to save their grade!
snowym
Mar. 18th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
The problem with my college students is... they always expect me to know the answer to EVERYTHING. I've had a few jerks sneer at me, when I said I didn't know the answer, but I would help them look it up. I'M NOT AN ENCYCLOPEDIA!!! I'm just a college student tooo~o...

The students that I tutor regularly are really good, for the most part, though. Aya and Mako and Saya are all fun to tutor for their ESL classes ^^. We always manage to get off topic, and talk about Japanese stuff, too XD. They're all impressed at my Japanese pop culture knowledge, since I know way too much about jpop and jdramas/movies ^^;;;. I tend to start off sentences with "Don't think I'm too dorky, but..." when the conversation veers toward stuff like that XD;.

I haven't been late to my Creative Writing class anymore, this semester... *feels accomplished* I've learned how to duck out of the building, before my boss at the Learning Center can ensnare me into a long-winded conversation XD;.
disutansu
Mar. 25th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
I always go "WELL THAT'S WHY I'M NOT A ______ MAJOR" or "THAT'S WHY I'M NOT GOING TO BE A ______ TEACHER" when my kids ask me. XD

I want students like that. XD I bet it's really fun that you're able to get off-topic and all. Makes it less tedious. X3

*squishes you* Congrats M-sama, I'm proud. I wouldn't want your prof to eat you or something horrible like that. XD;;

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