Here is a message from Maggie, who works at Mid-Michigan Community College, emphasizing the importance of tutoring in her life and in the lives of her students.
“ would like all of you to take a moment and think back to when you got to the point in a class that you were taking was just too hard and you felt that you couldn’t make it. Then a tutor helped you, it was like a pair of reading glasses that made the material seem so much clearer. You make more of an impact on students than you will ever know. You as a tutor have created a bond, even a friendship with them and it does not stop at the end of the semester. I had a great group of students that I tutored in the fall semester, when the winter semester came a handful of those same students no longer were my tutees, but my fellow classmates. However, they still looked at me as their tutor. Knowing that, it put a positive amount of pressure on me because they were watching how I studied, how I acted in class, and how I completed my assignments. There was no way that I could slough off. I was mentoring them without even knowing it. You are their role models!”