Each month our team of mentors nominates a “Tutor of the Month.” This month’s tutor is Brandi S. from Texas. Brandi tutors Career Help and Essay Writing. We are happy to share this interview, so you can “meet” her. Check out our additional tutor profiles to learn more about the people who help serve thousands of sessions, every day
What brought you to Tutor.com? How long have you been here?
I started with Tutor.com in October 2009. I was looking for some part-time work in addition to my full time job that would allow me to work with students, utilize my writing skills, and be flexible – a tough combination! I did a search for “tutoring online” and one site led me to Tutor.com. It was perfect for me!
What is the most rewarding part of tutoring?
Honestly, I have been completely surprised by the way all our students continually touch my life. I’ve worked with fourth graders reading poetry for the first time, high school students applying to college, adult learners who want their GED, mothers who want to get back into the workforce … although I don’t know who they are, I feel very compelled by what they are trying to achieve. Their struggles and goals become my struggles and goals, and I think about them a long time after we work together. This, for me, is the most rewarding part of the job.
Do you have any funny or touching Tutor.com stories?
I worked with an elementary student a few weeks ago who was trying to understand what a “riddle” is. So I told the following joke:
What do you call a monkey with bananas in his ears?
Nothing, because he can’t hear you!
He thought that was sooo funny! It still makes me laugh!
What interests do you have outside of Tutor.com?
My background is in creative writing, so I try to engage that part of my brain when I can. I also enjoy cooking (and eating) good food and getting lost in a movie.
Any big events or activities coming up?
Next month I have a trip planned with my best friend to go antiquing in east Texas. I’m so excited because I haven’t seen her in a really long time. It’s going to be a fun weekend!
Anything else you would like to share?
I share my life with my amazing husband, David, and two bunnies: Honey and Greta.