Tutors are amazing people. They’re teachers, learners, researchers, coaches, innovators, motivators, and so much more. They’re able to make the abstract concrete, the complicated simple, and the impossible possible. So, who are these amazing tutors? Kelly Penneman is one of these tutors, and here’s her story, as told to Tutors Nirvana (TN).
TN: Where are you from and which subjects do you tutor?
Kelly: I’m from Sacramento, California, USA. I tutor multiple subjects, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, with an emphasis on literacy. I also tutor literacy and conversation skills for adults.
TN: How did you get involved with tutoring?
Kelly: As a credentialed teacher without a classroom it made sense to use my skills to help students outside of the classroom. I love the flexibility and rewards of owning my own tutoring business!
TN: How long have you been tutoring?
Kelly: Teaching always came naturally to me; there are many teachers in my family. I’ve been tutoring professionally since 2010, but my first tutoring experience was in grade 6 volunteering with younger children whom had speech delays. I’ve been tutoring and teaching ever since.
TN: What is the most rewarding aspect of being a tutor?
Kelly: Seeing my students’ self esteem and confidence soar!
TN: What insight or tutoring tips would you like to share with other tutors?
Kelly: Prepare each session with differentiation in mind and don’t take it personally when lessons don’t work for a student. Everyone learns and thinks differently, be ready with your bag of tricks!
To learn more about Kelly Penneman or to inquire about her tutoring services, please contact her here.
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