Rachel’s primary duty in the Language Learning Center (LLC) is to tutor any student who needs help with French. She also checks out movies and technology to students and professors.
I applied to be a tutor in the LLC. I filled out an application explaining my background in French and why I was interested in tutoring. The French faculty then recommended me for my position.
Being a French tutor has taught me that I have a passion for helping others learn. Even though I was already an education major before I started working in the LLC, working as a tutor has confirmed that education is the right path for me.
Tutoring has given me deeper appreciation for the complexity of languages. Working with new students and explaining concepts to them has given me the chance to understand the language in a way that I never had to while I was just studying French. Also, being in the LLC while other languages are being tutored has helped me compare and contrast them with French.
As a future educator, my work study position has given me a deeper knowledge of how to teach different students. It’s given me a broader background in teaching strategies to use with students to help them understand concepts without just handing them the answer.
We have a large Nutcracker in the LLC. Once when I was sitting in there by myself, the Nutcracker (which was on the other side of the room), just fell over. I was so startled!
Being a tutor is a great job for people who love helping others and want to help them achieve an understanding of their learning. This job is perfect for that.
One of my favorite things about working in the LLC is the interactions I have with the people I encounter, whether it’s the students I tutor, other tutors, my work study supervisor, or anybody else. Some have even become my good friends!