This is Why I Love Coaching Students

A couple of days ago, I asked a former student to provide me with feedback that I could share with potential clients.  I was really only expecting a paragraph or so, but what came back was so much better.  Ryan took the time to write me a very thorough assessment of his time working with me.  Reading through his comments and how our work together culminated into a successful first semester in college is the reason why I love helping students.  Thank you for taking the time to write this, Ryan!  Have a great Spring 2012 semester!

The following is the full copy of the note he sent to me:

To Potential Studee-Lounge Clients,

My name is Ryan and I am a former client of Roger Osorio at Studee-Lounge. I am currently a freshman at the University of Missouri. I started using Roger as an academic coach when I needed help in subjects such as Algebra, Trigonometry, Chemistry and really anything I had questions with.

I had never used a tutor before this and it seemed a bit unorthodox for me to need help, but all in all I DID. We met at locations such as Barnes & Noble or Starbucks, something public and relaxing. At first I felt like it would be awkward and I was somewhat unsure of working with an academic coach, but after meeting Roger I found myself in a very relaxed and helpful environment. He came off strikingly intelligent by opening up any section in my books and scanning it; he would either explain the topic first if I had no clue how to do it or let me start if I felt comfortable with the problem.  If I was stuck he would intervene and help me out, letting me then finish the problem by myself. Roger isn’t a guy that will just let you get stuck, get angry, quit and then give you the answer. He would remain very calm, positive, helpful and extremely reinforcing. Continue reading