Many new tutors can become quickly overwhelmed by their lack of experience coupled with a driving desire to perform well in the tutoring session. This dream to become a great tutor can be quickly snuffed out by lacking the confidence and the knowledge of how to achieve our full potential as tutors. In this essay, I will discuss two specific ways that we, as tutors, can go from “good” to “great” and ultimately become the tutors we strive to be. Through adaptability and positivity, we can leave behind the anxiety-stricken herd of aimless sheep and strike out on our own to become free-thinking goat-tutors.
Roskelley, Heidi Bonkemeyer, "Becoming a Goat: Leaving Mediocracy to the Sheep" (2019). Tutor's Column. Paper 52.