Tutoring is a very rewarding job. There’s no feeling in the world better than knowing at the end of a tutoring session that you have helped someone understand a certain topic much better or helped them develop ways they can work through their own problems, and people always need help with those two subjects. Many writing centers thrive at college and university levels. Students want to do the best they can, and their best can optimally be achieved, sometimes, with a little guidance at a tutoring center.
College tutoring centers don’t necessarily have large budgets, though, so they can’t afford to pay top-notch professors to tutor in their center all day every day. So, many places offer the position to current students, granted they meet certain expectations. Some have to meet a GPA requirement, get a certain grade in a the subject they want to tutor, have recommendations, gained experience somewhere, etc.
Even if they have experience, tutoring in the beginning can be a very daunting task. Every student tutored has different learning abilities and expectations for a tutor’s knowledge of the subject for which they are requesting tutoring. It can be very scary for a tutor to just start out, especially if they aren’t deemed a “professional” in that field yet.
Because of all these factors, students requesting tutoring may, truthfully, not walk away with the best experience. They may still need refreshers on MLA or APA citations, can’t remember the basic math formulas needed for particular subjects, or have no idea how to write an outline properly, even though they spent a good hour working with a tutor.
Tutoring centers can now help their students not only in the tutoring center but also outside the classroom, as well. By using bulk flash drives with preloaded information, such as tutorial videos on outlines, documents on the common grammar mishaps used by students, or website links for additional help, students can easily retrieve information that many students go to the tutoring center for to begin with.
Once they plug the flash drive in, they can find the information they need, and while looking through the documents, they might remember a particular moment in their tutoring session that’s important or, even better, learn something new. By handing out preloaded flash drives, the tutoring center also promotes their services. A custom logo and engraved flash drive will impress many students while promoting the professionalism of the center. The best part, though, is that those students have access to crucial information that will help better their grades and their performance in the classroom, as well as give them a flash drive they can use for those assignments.
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