In the summer of my junior year, I was a mess. My SAT scores were a little over 1900 and with my sights set on good schools, I didn't know what to do. I was a straight A (eventually to-be valedictorian) and honor roll student. However, the SAT was an animal I was never taught to master. My parents were both immigrants to this country, and had barely a high school education. They simply would tell me to work hard.
I studied on my own diligently, until one day I realized my own efforts could only take me so far. Through a friend's recommendation, I hired a tutor. It was an online tutor from Boston and we Skyped and did online sessions. It was a breath of fresh air to get help from someone, and when it was time to take the SAT I was confident I had improved. And I did! A high 2200 got me into my top two colleges of my choice, and from then on I had the option of choosing where I wanted to go to for college.
This is one of the many positive tutoring experiences I've had. Ever since then I have had tutors and been a tutor. I've specialized tutoring in wiring, grammar, and critical reading, since they were some of my favorite subjects to learn! Most people find the language arts hard to develop, and that is usually where I can help the most.