Pros: very flexible schedule, free lunch during potlucks, very friendly managers and co-workers
Cons: very low hours (5-10), certain days can be non-eventful
Park University's Academic Support Center was a pleasurable place of employment due to the friendly environment. During my training session, all of the more experienced tutors were more than happy to allow me to observe their sessions. A normal day at work involved preparation for a tutoring session; some of the instructors would send the solutions to us.
The most difficult part about my job was determining which tutoring style would work for a particular student. However, most students seemed to understand visual expositions; visual depictions, and real-world analogies of coding statements were often times helpful. For example, while explaining arrays, I would often times compare it to an N-sized file cabinet. To explain array indices, each cabinet would (for analogical purposes) hold one folder. The top cabinet would be labeled "0." The Last would be labeled ""N-1 (if N = 8, the last cabinet would be 7)."
The most enjoyable part of my job is to enrich the academic statuses of the students a Park. It always brings a smile to my face whenever one of my tutees succeeds in his/her course.