I am a Doctor of Medicine (MD) by profession and I have been tutoring students the subjects of French, ESL/TOEFL and Russian language for a total period of 7 to 9 years on a part-time basis, depending on the subject. My students range from elementary to postgraduate level.
Whenever I find time to teach students outside of my hectic work schedule, it is always a rewarding experience for me. As for my students, I give maximum input to make sure they are satisfied and walk away from a lesson with a new concept or strategy that they did not possess beforehand.
Tutoring for me is an interaction on a human level first and foremost. An important point which I stress is increasing the motivation of a student by finding something that really interests the learner besides just the goal of passing the exam or fulfilling an objective. That way, it promotes long-term desire not just to learn, but to master the material. That philosophy is behind my every lesson or session. I attempt to connect the language with culture, travel, history and simply, interesting facts which make learning exciting and memorable.
The nature of my own profession requires regular teaching to colleagues and learning yourself. The invaluable experience and interaction with colleagues and students are the main reasons why I will be an effective tutor.