Day 15: Experience
I’m grateful for my first ever tutoring session. Last Thursday, I met with a tutor for Finite Math to go over some problems in the textbook that I didn’t understand. Let’s just say it didn’t go anywhere near as planned.
First of all, I went to the wrong place. Then I went to the right place, but the tutor was nowhere to be found. He actually walked in a few minutes later but I didn’t recognize him because he sat in the wrong place thinking he was tutoring for someone else that day. By that point, I’d completely lost my nerve and figured I should just go home. But I hesitated. I didn’t want to forsake my sole chance of finally understanding Venn diagrams just because I was embarrassed and lost. Everyone is embarrassed and lost at times.
I marched back into the Tutoring Center and my tutor approached me after seeing how confused I looked.
“What are you here for?” he asked.
“Math 6,” I answered.
“I can help you with that. Sorry, I thought I was tutoring someone else with that,” he explained why he sat down at the Organic Chemistry table.
At first, I was shy about asking him to go through problems with me, but I soon discovered that he’s really nice! Not only did he show me how to do the problem, he explained the whole concept and framework behind it. Plus, he gave me some neat tips to succeed in Finite Math when I re-take it next quarter.
All in all, faith and confidence restored. I’m going back to see him with some questions today and I’m seeing the beginning of something beautiful.
P.S. What about you lovelies? What are some experiences you’ve had that changed you for the better?