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A Light in Their Eyes

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At Oxford Tutoring, there is always a great array of students. Some students who are advanced, some in the middle, or others who just need a helping hand. Regardless, one thing has always been the same: when students finally grasp an unknown concept, their faces light up!

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A Light in Their Eyes

  1. 1. The Light in Their Eyes
  2. 2. At Oxford Tutoring, there is always an array of students. Some students who are advanced, some in the middle, or others who just need a helping hand.
  3. 3. Regardless, one things has always been the same: when students finally grasp an unknown concept, their faces light up!
  4. 4. This summer I began to teach website design. The subject is in my area of studies, and I was looking forward to getting the opportunity to teach it.
  5. 5. I spent time writing the curriculum and doing extensive research on new program updates. During the four weeks of teaching, even though my student struggled, she continued to turn in all of her numerous assignments.
  6. 6. I noticed that even though my student did not want to pursue a career in the area of website design, she was still interested in the material. She asked as many questions as she could.
  7. 7. What impressed me the most is that even though there were moments where she was having a hard time, my student would often ask if she could try it on her own before I stepped in to help.
  8. 8. To learn two programs, Photoshop and Dreamweaver, in four weeks, is not easy on any student. She picked up Photoshop relatively easily, but when we got to Dreamweaver, there was a difference.
  9. 9. The program has a very different interface and she would often pause and ask for a hint. Yet when it came down to the homework I had given, they would always be turned in on time. She would also do additional work on her own. When I asked her why she did this, she simply stated, “It looks so cool when you do it! I want to try it too!”
  10. 10. As a tutor, it is always fantastic to see and hear your students desiring to learn more.
  11. 11. As the session progressed, the student learned various coding tags, colors, and basic website design techniques. The last class was the greatest moment of all.
  12. 12. The student admitted that she was slightly overwhelmed, but was ready to learn the final steps. For the quiz I gave the student thirty minutes to design one page of her website. She sighed, but told me not to help her throughout the quiz no matter what! I knew she would succeed and agreed to only keep score until the time was up.
  13. 13. And succeed she did! Not only completing but excelling at various font changes, DIV boxes, DIV color changes, margin spacing, padding spacing, navigation, links and creaked a footer.
  14. 14. The student proved that although there may have been difficulties, it was still worth it to try. Students often think that an instructor assigns a harder task for no reason. This is not the case.
  15. 15. A tutor challenges a student because he or she is confident that student can rise to meet the challenge. At Oxford Tutoring, when a student and tutor come together striving to learn, the sky is the limit!
  16. 16. Oxford Tutoring (949) 681-0388

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