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What is Tutoring?

By Igor Peric Tutoring is a journey that takes us on paths that are as different as our own lives and personalities. Often, the first step involves facing real or imagined fears about yourself, such as Am I good enough? and Are people going to find out I don’t know anything? and yet, to allow the feeling that you indeed have valuable knowledge to share with others to overcome these crippling ideas. Some of us are confident throughout the whole […]

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Beyond Grades

By Harshkumar Prajapat My father always emphasized the importance of time management when I lived with him. Now that I’m living in Canada, I see the importance of managing my time appropriately. From the time I left my hometown in India to this moment, the ethics and cultural norms instilled in me by my parents has helped me in every stage of my life. When I consider my academic journey, most of the time I received good grades on every exam […]

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The Pleasure of Giving

by Praveen Moudgil “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ` Winston Churchill Only, a few people understand the pleasure of giving, and those who do understand are the richest people on earth. For example, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Inc., one of the richest man in world, has the highest amount given to charity ($35 billion). He is definitely among the greatest philanthropists. As a tutor, I have the […]

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Education: A step to build steps

by Manan Thaker I have always been a student and I will always be a student, as life teaches me new things everyday. When I started tutoring, I was carrying on a family heritage as my mother and my grandmother are professors now and I feel so very proud to carry on this tradition. I feel happy when I solve the challenges of students and to see smiles on their faces. When I started my journey, I took advise from […]

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SAD and my yearly descent in to madness

I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It begins, for me, in September and I crash hard by November.  “Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs during the same season each year” (CAMH, 2018, para. 1). When I was pursuing post-secondary education, I had SAD but had not been diagnosed. That came after. My family doctor recognized this after reviewing my medical file and noticed that I had come to see him the first week of November for […]

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Everybody needs to know that they can do great: How recognition helps students

By Xiaoli Liu  What is recognition? The Recognition here I am talking about is slightly different from what the dictionary has presented. My understanding about Recognition in our tutoring services is to perceive, to understand, to know, to help, to change, and to give credit to those who you are helping. Specifically speaking, it lies in 6 different aspects. Recognizing that there is no big difference between our tutors and our client students. Recognizing that everyone comes from different learning processes. […]

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Confidently Scared … 9x9x25 (#4)

For this weeks blog post I am focusing on the spooky-themed word, “scary.” There are a lot of things in this life that we are scared of, and this fear drives us to stagnancy or safety. Teaching? Scares the bats out of me. So why do I do it? Because sometimes it is the scary things in life that have the greatest reward.  Being scared says to me that there is some sort of risk involved in the endeavour you […]

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Learning and teaching go hand in hand

By Batoul Al-Outa Learning and teaching go hand in hand – it is through learning that I realized the value of teaching, and through teaching I realized the value of learning. I have always been a student who loved to learn, but this love could not be what it is now without my experiences. There are ups and downs – days where I thought what I am learning is pointless, and days where I thought it actually benefited me. But as I look back each […]

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Inspired to tutor

By Faiqa Khzir First of all, I am very excited to be a part of this blog. It’s not every day that we get to share our thoughts and experiences on learning and teaching. I would like to start by introducing myself. I am a 3rd year biomedical engineering technology student and have worked as a tutor for the last 2 years approximately. I also work as a tour guide with Marketing and Recruitment department. In addition to be a full-time […]

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How To Start College On A Good Note

By Kristi Nicodemo Everyone has been there – that first day of school. You might have been excited and looking forward to the day or you may have been nervous and dreading it. but we have all been there. College can be at a different level and you’ll want to make a good impression. To who? To your professors, to your classmates, but most importantly, to yourself. A good start at school can set the standard for your year. Preparation is […]

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