Re: [ljc] Re: Advice on finding a Java tutor

From: Gemma
Sent on: Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:09 PM

My undestanding about Barry's request is that students could receive some help on unsupervised learning where they would have to take the lead on their studies.My suggestion is not to become academia teaching but learning how to be self-taught.
For the person who teaches is a good opportunity to improve non-technical skills.And it can be an extremelly rewarding experience.

There is no harm on trying to teach and be taught.Whereas excellent service may need from paying an altruist agreement can benefit both who teaches and who learns.Similar to a language exchange both parts have something to learn and something to teach.l wouId encourage people to participate.If there is willingness  there are big chances of doing well (at least with time :p).
My dad says 'the person who really has interest can do better than the person who is not bothered'.He used to be a teacher.

Best regards,

On Jul 25,[masked]:45 PM, "Richard Conroy" <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi Barry,
  while there are a number of people who will help you for free, tutoring is a bit different. It takes skill to teach, to observe what the student is doing right, where they are stuck, and how they are progressing.

It is usually an extended service, and in a wide degree of fields is a paid service. I wouldn't see it any different in programming.

As for how to find someone who can effectively teach you, turn up to other code co-learning sessions, and talk to people. See if you can find someone who already explains things to you in a way that suits your understanding.

I have found however that many people who can code and develop quite well, can't teach it well. 


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