Nominations and voting for our 2017 Tutor Doctor Tutor of the Year Award
opens on March 7 - we will begin receiving nominations from our customers
right here. Every year Tutor Doctor picks a tutor who best symbolizes the hard work
and dedication it takes to really shine as a tutor and we need your help!
Vote for your favorite nominated tutor when voting is open between March
7 - March 24
In truth, serving as a tutor takes more than the average job, and excelling
as a tutor requires even more. Thanks to the in-home one-on-one tutoring
methods employed by Tutor Doctor, the job entails entering the homes of
students, sitting with their families, and leading an organized effort
to help those students in every way possible.
So much depends on doing well in school. Students need to do well in high
school in order to get into the college of their choice, while help is
often needed to succeed in college, professional certifications and other
academic requirements of adult life. All these stages of learning play
a key role in the achievements of every individual, and that means a good
tutor can be a vital source of assistance, encouragement and training.
It can be so stressful, especially as a young person, to shoulder the burdens
of education. There are so many possible reasons why a student might struggle
in school, ranging from differences in learning styles to diagnosed learning
exceptionalities. When a student struggles in school, their confidence
can drop, making things even tougher.
When students or their families reach out to Tutor Doctor, they are sometimes
in a state of immense stress. A good tutor, therefore, plays a caring,
supportive role even before the student’s academic needs are addressed.
Additional work takes place behind the scenes, coordinating between student,
parents and teachers to ensure every potential learning weakness is identified
and addressed. It takes time and immense dedication to accomplish this.
One such tutor is Janet Barnes, the winner of Tutor Doctor’s 2015
Tutor of the Year award. She is a truly dedicated educator. A proud grandmother
of four, she taught in the public school system for 28 years and is now
a tremendously hardworking tutor who embodies all of the values we treasure
at Tutor Doctor. Enthusiastically nominated for the award by one of her
students, Ms. Barnes is a beloved member of her community.
At Tutor Doctor, we strive every day to maintain the highest levels of
professionalism, and we’re therefore proud to hold up tutors like
Janet Barnes as examples for all of us to strive for. Soon we will be
announcing our recipient for 2017. But regardless of who gets awarded,
we’re very proud of the work we do and all the lives we have changed.
And lives do get changed with the help of Tutor Doctor, every day, in
countries around the world.
As we said -- it’s more than the average job.