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A Great Tutor Is Also A Great Mentor

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton

“Giants” refer to mentors or guides or simply someone who you can look up to. They provide undeniable counsel and resources that are not necessarily or readily available or accessible. We all need other people’s help, support, insight, feedback, and resources at one point in our lives. And the earlier you receive guidance, the more likely you’ll have a better sense of direction. Tutors are great mentors and they can certainly help you find your way. Keep reading for reasons why it’s important to find a great tutor/mentor. 

Been there done that

When it comes to choosing a college/university, major, scholarships, and such, your tutor has most likely been down that road (or a similar one), and hence offer trustworthy advice. They know what to do and what not to do. 

A boost of confidence 

Mentors can see so much potential in you. This is especially true when it comes to your tutor. Since they help you with your schoolwork, they know exactly where your strengths lie, what you need to improve on, the different aspects of your personality, and how you learn; and hence they can tailor sessions that are suitable for you. Soon enough, you’ll find yourself reaching for new heights and feel more confident.

Someone to look up to

It’s likely that your tutor has another job (full-time or part-time), and that if they push you to reach your potentials, they’re likely a hard-worker themselves. Not only are they there to give you advice when you need it, but they also lead by example. They persevere and push through everything they work on, and this should give you enough inspiration and motivation. 

To sum it up: you trust them

You trust your tutor for their advice, support, insight, feedback, and guidance. And when times get tough or despair hits, you can rely on them to listen and talk aloud about the issues you’re facing. Your tutor is a trusted confidant who will always be there to lend an ear and steer you in the right direction. Read how this student – who moved halfway across the world – relied on help from tutors to start a new life.


Not only can tutors help you get better grades, but they can also help you get ahead, stay on track, and excel in your courses. Find a tutor today!

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