feelin’ good

The Art of Tutoring

These past two days I was on a tutoring spree. Yesterday I gave a tutoring session on Theory of Computation, and this afternoon on Data Communications, Database Management Systems, and Compiler Design. The afternoon session was especially great! I think it was the best tutoring session I ever held. Although only 6-7 people came, compared to about 30 people like usual, it was a very good experience. Previously, tutoring sessions were held right before exams (because we tutors were only prepared then), but this semester I re-scheduled my life, so I was prepared enough to tutor on the spot, covering the latest lectures.

What’s special about this session, I think, is that I was able to present my ideas more naturally, as if it’s from within me. Although I didn’t prepare any examples in advance as I used to, while I gave my talk, examples came to me just like that! It was most wonderful, because those instant examples were very well suited to the thoughts that my friends and I were playing with at the moment. And because the subject matter just flowed into me, I was completely relaxed. All I did was simply to transmit whatever that flowed into me to my friends.

My friends were also very attentive, and seemed to catch on almost all the while. They were a good interactive audience. If I left any gaps in my reasoning, I would soon hear a question, or see question marks on their faces. This made for a wholesome session that enriched the audience and the speaker at the same time.


7 responses

  1. You have been a good tutor since the first tutorial you gave me. It’s good that you always catch up the lessons and be a friendly advisor for us. We’re looking forward to the coming tutorial from you. ;-p

    Thanks, anyway, for a nice toturial.

    June 18, 2008 at 7:48 pm

  2. Have you upgraded any RAM or CPU lately?

    June 18, 2008 at 9:57 pm

  3. You’re always good at that.
    I missed the tutorial today sleeping at the dorm being sick.
    Looking forward to more tutorials, hehe.

    June 19, 2008 at 3:01 am

  4. Dev

    Thank you —-for the tutorial.

    June 20, 2008 at 7:52 pm

  5. arc

    next time i will join, today i am like dog. i hadn’t finished any parts in communication Quiz!! so seriously!!

    June 20, 2008 at 10:56 pm

  6. bankzgatez

    Can I be in, kub bro?

    July 2, 2008 at 11:48 pm

  7. hi

    i am using WP too

    have u upgraded to latest version

    September 29, 2008 at 9:26 pm

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