Tutor Interview Corner
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Interview with Shefali Desai
Background? Why Private Tuition?
I am a CA by profession. Got in a job post completion of my CA. Couldn’t continue for long for some health issues. Upon recovery instead of taking something fulltime again I decided to dabble in home-tuition. Discussed my interest with a friend who was already a subscriber of MyTrustedTutor.com. This friend spoke highly about MTT as he had found quite a few students thru MTT.
What is your tutoring methodology?
I was myself a student of CA once and I know what it is to be like a student. I was fortunate to have received tuition from a good tutor myself and that has cultivated in me a sense of what a student needs. In my meeting with a student I can pick up without actual admission by a student or parent if he/ she is a below avg, avg or above avg student. I change my strategy accordingly.
I adapt around a student’s needs so that he/ she is comfortable with me as a tutor. I then work through a student’s fear of a subject. I draw on my experience as student heavily and use to build courage and confidence in my students. I hit fundamentals of a subject hard, make them as palatable as possible. This helps in strengthening a student’s base, foundation in that subject.
What your parents/ students have to say about you? How has MTT helped you with your work?
It is results that speak. It is been God’s Grace that I have had students who had a great tuition time with me. Who having learnt from me have excelled in their grades. I am still in touch with most of my students. I get invited by students’ families for their social functions! I have God and MTT to thank for these students and tuition.
Why do you think your teaching has an edge over others?
I firmly believe in principle of ‘Practice makes a man perfect’. I have worked with students very hard. I push their limits. I make students go over fundamentals of a subject again and again till these fundamentals become a ‘natural’ talent.
I am patient yet earnest with a student as I was myself a student once and I know how a tutor’s perseverance can bring magical results out of a student.
How has MTT helped you?
It is been 3 years since I registered as a Tutor with MTT. I have met excellent students since start. My efforts with all of them have borne wonderful results. Financially too I have greatly benefited from my association with MTT. I hope to have long-lasting mutually rewarding relationship with MTT. All the Best!