A word about tutoring...


  • Teach the organization then the subject material will follow.

  • The passion and love of the subject matter must come across from the tutor for authentic sharing to occur with students.

As a former classroom teacher parents often ask what I think about the tutoring business, price comparisons between the group and individualized approaches, etc.

This may seem odd but the first thing I think about is how organized is the kid we are talking about?

My gut tells me that if the individual in question for tutoring has organizational challenges then that in itself is a subject of useful learning. Bottom line if you teach the organization then the subject material will follow.


Now what I write next might seem completely off, in another direction but in actuality, it is a building block after organizational steps have been put in place. The passion and love of the subject matter must come across authentically from the tutor. This is a true educational partnership, the tutor providing tools to help the student focus and these tools meet the needs of the required work via the classroom teachers.

If the love of the subject matter is not obvious in the tutor that might be a little red flag that things might not flow...


Ultimately as my sister Leslie Monieson and executive coach /https://monieson.com/about-leslie-monieson/ explains, the hope is that a love of learning is fostered so the tutor is providing educational steps for the student to process information and nourish their intellectual development.

Parents' role modeling positive relationships with educators can be extremely helpful as well.

Reva and her adult children are available for all sorts of tutoring for many age ranges. Her 24-year-old son Liam (Boston College Graduate and enrolled in Masters in Biomedical Sciences at Mt Sinai) and 22-year-old daughter Brianne graduate of Oberlin (majored in Spanish and minor in creative writing).