Matt Larriva of Powerful Prep: 5 Things You Need To Know To Be A Highly Effective Educator or Teacher

Matt Larriva
Dec 02, 2020
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I would probably start with education, experience, results, constant reevaluation, and empathy. The last one is likely unexpected, but the idea of a teacher being good without being empathetic is misguided — a teacher may be able to pull this off, but not a tutor. To clarify, the difference between tutor and teacher has to do with the direction of the relationship. Teachers instruct in a one-to-many relationship, while tutors instruct in a one-to-one setting. What that setting allows, and tutors’ entire benefit, comes from the ability to customize an approach and adapt it in real time — what I’ll call constant reevaluation. Without this, a student would be equally served via a Youtube video. […]

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