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Fwd: [ljc] Advice on finding a Java tutor

From: Dexter L.
Sent on: Friday, July 26, 2013 9:24 AM
Hi All,

Personally, I have mentored and tutored many of my peers while I was in education as well as other employees at my company when we adopted a new technology and would be happy to mentor / tutor anyone who needs some help learning Java, for free even as I would hope that if I needed it someone would be willing to do the same for me.

- How would you advise charging/paying for this? A lot of people mentor students for free? Should this be a chargeable thing?
    personally I am happy to do it for free, another good approach is "pay what you think its worth" that way the tutee does not feel ripped off as they set the price and the tutor gets at least something in return for their time.

- Things to consider before engaging a tutor? (how can you tell you're getting the right advice?)
    Nobody can be an expert in everything, I think you should start by deciding upon a goal i.e. "I want to be able to use Java to create a program which will do y and z and to have enough core knowledge to continue expanding my expertise independently." I find having a final goal in mind can be help direct learning and make sure that the tutee feels they are making progress towards a goal and they can find a tutor that can help them reach their goals.

- Has anyone had an external tutor in the past? How did the relationship work?
    I have used a tutor for maths, the relationship was good, initially there were tutorials and as time went on it became more of an informal Q&A style thing.

- Has anyone used any online services for this sort of thing?
    No.

Hope this helps,
Kind regards,
Dexter.


On 24 July[masked]:04, Barry Cranford <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi guys,

One of the junior members of the LJC has approached me and is interested in finding a tutor to help them with learning Java.

They are a mature student currently in their 1st year of a CS degree. 

It is something I've not been asked about in the past, but I figure the LJC is about the best place we can make such a connection, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to find out if anyone would be interested in tutoring/mentoring someone and also if anyone had any advice on:

- How would you advise charging/paying for this? A lot of people mentor students for free? Should this be a chargeable thing?
- Things to consider before engaging a tutor? (how can you tell you're getting the right advice?)
- Has anyone had an external tutor in the past? How did the relationship work?
- Has anyone used any online services for this sort of thing?

It seems the sort of subject that would be interesting to discuss through everyone on the list, so please reply if you have any thoughts, but if anyone has any advice that they would prefer not to share with the list and to pass on to the student directly please let me know.

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,
Barry



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