One size doesn’t fit everybody. Why should learning be any different?
I am a former tutee of Mr. Rodriguez. He helped me an incredible amount last year when I was really struggling in my second year of Spanish. I am not sure what I would have done without him actually. He was always super nice, and really stayed positive with me, even when sometimes my grades still didn’t reflect all the work we had done together. He always made time for me, even if I felt I needed him more times the weeks I needed more review for quizzes and tests, and especially for final exams reviews. I really felt how much he wanted me to do well, which helped motivate me to want to do well for myself, my mom, him, and show my teacher that I could improve my grade, which I did do with Mr. Rodriguez’s help. I know that other high school kids will think he is a great guy and tutor like I did.
I worked with Noel for about 6 months learning Spanish. I had never taken any Spanish classes before meeting him, I am from Canada, and we learned French in school. Living in Houston, Texas now, I wanted to be able to be relatively fluent in Spanish, and within 6 months, I am now able to speak at a level higher than a lot of the people that grow up here. I traveled to Mexico City last month, and was able to hold conversations, ask directions, and basically get along with locals who speak no English, and I owe this ability to Noel. He is a patient teacher who can adapt to different students abilities to learn and progress at the rate of the individual.