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Top 10 Reasons to Become a Tutor

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Tutor

Education is the key to success. You’ve probably heard a statement like this time and time again throughout your life. Focus on your education and lead a more successful life later on. However, school and systemic learning doesn’t always come easily to everyone.

One such way you can lead a more altruistic life is within the education system, by giving your time and resources to become a tutor. Tutors help students young and old to better their education, improve their skills and gain more success in a field of their choice. Why should you consider becoming a tutor? Today, we give the top 10 reasons.

1. Boost a student’s confidence.
Tutoring is a great way to help boost a student’s confidence. Whether that student is beginning elementary school or is an adult learner, there’s nothing more satisfying than watching the look of understanding pass across their face in a ginormous smile.

2. Improve your own confidence.
Not only can tutoring help a student’s confidence, but it can help yours, too. First-time tutoring can be pretty nerve-wracking, so when you do see a student fully grasp a concept, self-confidence in your own skills improves as well.

3. Expand your knowledge.
We can’t all be experts on everything. When a student has a problem or question you don’t fully know the answer to, it gives you an opportunity to expand your own knowledge in various areas.

4. Gain experience teaching.
If you’re interested in teaching or working in a classroom, then tutoring is the perfect chance to gain more experience and see if it would be the right path for you. Plus, if you’re already on the path to become a teacher, then tutoring gives you that extra edge of experience for the future.

5. Add to your resume.
Whether you choose to volunteer as a tutor or work for money, tutoring still adds valuable content to your resume, making you more marketable for potential careers later on.

6. Enjoy flexible hours.
The best thing about tutoring is that it’s often one-on-one, which makes scheduling a breeze. If you’re looking for a job that can fit into your busy scheduling, tutoring provides flexible hours.

7. Earn extra income.
While some tutoring is volunteer-based, others can also provide extra income. If you’re looking for a job to give a little more wiggle room in the monthly budget, tutoring is a great option.

8. Build valuable relationships.
Of course, tutoring also gives you the opportunity to build valuable relationships with your students. Make new friends, become a mentor figure and create a lasting impression in someone’s life through a tutoring relationship.

9. Give back to the community.
If you want to help your community, then tutoring is an awesome way to do so. Support those around you by giving back through your time and resources.

10. Have fun!
Finally, tutoring is just plain fun. While school can be difficult, finding new and engaging ways to teach the material creates an enjoyable and personal environment for you and your students.

If you want to lead a more altruistic life, consider tutoring in your community. Not only are there great potential benefits for you, but you can feel confident in helping others around you, as well.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dear Clients & Supporters,

As you may have heard, our office in Pueblo was maliciously vandalized by an unidentified gunman, just after midnight on the evening of June 2nd.

Footage from our security cameras shows an initially calm scene, before what appears to be a man walking by nonchalantly, hands tucked in pockets, suddenly stopping and turning to withdraw a firearm. The gunman then starts dashing, firing shot after shot directly at our storefront.

This person and their weapon have caused immense harm. Financially, the estimated damage exceeds $25,000. The same bullets that shattered glass and pierced through walls have wounded our hearts. However, the cost of this emotional damage cannot be measured in dollars. If there is a silver lining, it’s that nobody was physically hurt - or worse. For that, we’re eternally grateful.

To be clear, this individual and this destructive act, are not linked to the Black Lives Matter movement or protests of any kind. Unfortunately, we believe this anger to be rooted locally in a conflict between a tenant and their disgruntled clients.

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic and riots spurred by civil unrest nationwide, we know things are uncomfortable right now. We know people are upset and hurting. We're hurting too.

As much as it pains us to board up these windows and doors and close our building, we have no other choice but to do so until we can get them fixed. Despite our office being closed, rest assured, we are still working.

While the need for our services grows, so does our need for your support. In fact, we need you now more than ever. Whether it's time or a monetary donation, anything you can do to help us continue promoting healthy, vibrant neighborhoods across Southern Colorado is not only sincerely appreciated; it's vital to actualizing our mutual goals as a community. You can make your contribution, securely and conveniently online at https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/donate.html or to submit interest in volunteering please visit https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/volunteer.html.

We want you to know, we will be back, and we will continue to fight for a better Southern Colorado. To get there, more of us need to change. Amidst these changes, one thing will remain certain: our commitment to serving you and the entire Southern Colorado community.

The pain we feel now will pass, just like the time we have with those we love. Remember to take care of each other. If this unprecedented time has taught us anything, it’s that we need each other more than we could have ever known.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

A Message about Our Services in Light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – UPDATED 06/09/2020

NeighborWorks Southern Colorado cares about the health and safety of our customers, staff, and community partners. Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending in-person workshops and counseling appointments temporarily. We will continue to provide homebuyer education and counseling services virtually, and you can reach our employees by phone or email. We will not be receiving visitors to our office until further notice.

We are in the process of contacting customers registered for our Homebuyer Education Workshops or scheduled for an in-person counseling appointment to make other arrangements. If you need to reach us, please call (719) 544-8078.

We are monitoring the news closely and taking advantage of this time to do updates and upgrades to our building to better serve you when we re-open; we will post updates about our services to this website. Thank you for choosing NeighborWorks Southern Colorado as your trusted partner and first choice for homebuyer resources in Southern Colorado.

06/09/2020

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