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Tutoring Philosophy

I always start a tutoring “contract” with the students I’m tutoring where they choose the goal instead of me being the one deciding.  This ensures the student is invested in his or her own learning.  I don’t want it to be about my goal for the student but the student’s goal for him or herself.  Then I have the student sign it and I sign it.  That way we’re both invested in the outcome.

As tutoring progresses, I remind myself about the contract from time-to-time.  I even read it again just to keep it fresh.  Then I try to remain conscious of actually doing what I said I would do, for example, providing guidance on conceptualization, spelling and grammar, feedback, etc.

It is also helpful to review and modify things if one approach isn’t working.  I will ask the student, “What do you want me to do?”  “How can I best be off service to you?”  This way I am continually getting feedback on how I can best help the student achieve his or her academic goals.  I think of myself as an ally of the student because we really have to work together to achieve the desired result.

If you count the years I worked as an educational consultant I’ve really been tutoring for a lot longer than two years.  I’ve always worked in a helping profession one way or the other.  I’ve also taught as an Assistant Teacher and Substitute Assistant Teacher from pre-school age to 8th grade level, so I guess you could consider me a long-time tutor, just wearing different hats and having other titles.  It’s really about helping people, which is what I’ve always wanted to do.  It is gratifying to me and I enjoy seeing students fulfill their dreams.

Thank you,

Alia Khan

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Welcome to Alia Khan’s life and professional coaching and mentoring page. A 37-year-old woman who is working on her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a Business Management minor as well as now she is a certified life coach, with a mission to inspire individuals with a language learning disability (LLD) and who is associated with someone who has a language learning disability (LLD) be the best they can be. Even those dealing with a low self-esteem level and low self-confidence level. I can speak from personal experience since I have LLD. I have suffered from it my whole life not knowing why I couldn't read and write. Thus, my family and relatives always thought I was bad, rude, and making excuses not understanding that my neuro pathways work slightly different from the average brain as well as my brain is wired slightly differently due to hypoxia. This simply just means I did not get enough oxygen to my brain during my birth, which is no one's fault. Thus, the left side of my brain has brain damage. Ones I learned what my learning style was I actually gained a level of self-confidence. Plus, in my native culture, they have no awareness of how dyslexia affects an individual. I don't blame them for bullying me I blame their lack of awareness of neuropsychology. I dedicate my coaching business to my mom's teachings she has always helped and taught people to be better individuals. I owe my education to her since she encouraged me to aim for the sky and not settle for less. I help individuals with language learning disabilities (LLD) gain high self-esteem and confidence level, and professional coaching. The followers and clients will get free resources and videos every week as well as motivational affirmations. Thank you all so much for liking my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/UniversalJourneyAcademyLLC/ you can even contact me on my business line on WhatsApp: 1-818-213-1358 if you need immediate support.

3 thoughts on “Tutoring Philosophy

  1. Great approach👍🏻… for so long our education system has been shoving down what the authorities want us to learn.. it’s time for a fresh way of guiding the students.. to empower them… there’s a shift in human consciousness on the planet..and it’s about balancing all that has been lopsided, I opine. Have a great day! 🙏🏻🥰🙏🏻

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