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would my friend be able to tutor despite a sub-40 study score?
« on: December 26, 2018, 08:30:29 pm »
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My friend finished year 12 this year with a 46 raw in spesh, but bombed methods and only got 39 raw (the methods exams this year were extremely difficult). Would he still be alright being a methods tutor despite his sub-40 methods score? He expected to get high 40s/50 raw before the methods exams.
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Re: would my friend be able to tutor despite a sub-40 study score?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2018, 08:32:22 pm »
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Yes. High study score =\= good teacher.
39 raw is a VERY respectable score especially considering this yearís exams may have been a curveball for some people. Itís possible he just got unlucky.
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Re: would my friend be able to tutor despite a sub-40 study score?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 08:50:58 pm »
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Ive seen lower scores become effective tutors so it should be fine. Obviously it would be more difficult to get students or get hired at a tutoring company but it wont stop someone from being a good teacher and end up tutoring.

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Re: would my friend be able to tutor despite a sub-40 study score?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 08:51:32 pm »
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Quote from: Lear
High study score =\= good teacher.

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Reasoning: You can achieve a 50 study score and have the personality and enthusiasm of a peanut. Which in turn leads to poor/ineffective communication of concepts and thus not being a satisfactory tutor. Just because one knows how to play the game, doesn't mean they should have a golden ticket to be a tutor. A tutor is somebody who has an ability to effectively communicate, is enthusiastic about their subject and caters learning to the person they're tutoring. Like Lear has stated, 39 is still a fantastic score especially in Methods.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2018, 09:00:41 pm by Aaron »
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