A tutor, in my opinion, is someone that is there to encourage you and to help you to understand the concepts, how to approach problem solving, etc. A tutor is also someone that has at least a little bit more understanding of math than you do and can see how little or how far behind you may be. Now no one likes to be the bearer of bad news nor the receiver but if a student sees me because they really want to improve or pass a class I may tell them suggestions of what I would do if in their position. Some students take at least some of my suggestions and improve others do not but for tutoring to really work you want to meet your tutor halfway and make sure you are doing your part to be successful.
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