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Hello PF forum,

I'm currently an applied math major and am in my 3rd year. I've completed Calculus 1 - 3, Discrete math, and the introduction course to linear algebra at state university.

I did well in linear algebra and was engaged in it.

I was engaged in discrete math but some of the topics I struggled in.

In calculus I did not have very good study habits so I wouldn't rate myself very strong in calculus.

So I wouldn't consider myself a bad student nor a great one.

And I've been considering getting a job as a tutor for high school algebra and precalculus and all the subjects before that.

Reasons for wanting to be a tutor:

One reason I am looking at this job is that during my discrete math class, we had an online study group and I liked helping people when I could, and working through problems together.

Another reason that I want to be a tutor is that it would help me strengthen my foundation.

Lastly, I have never had a job so I thought this would be a good starting point. But maybe I am wrong here. I am open to your opinion and advice.My question are this:

-How much of a difficulty will it be coming into this job with no experience leading groups/tutoring, and also being a very shy,quiet person? Will this be a deal breaker for the person hiring, or is it something that they would give me a chance to develop?

*both jobs say they will give training.

**I should add one of the jobs is tutoring a small group of college students and the other job is tutoring a small group of k-11 grade.

-I am confident in my math skills up to and including precalculus, minus the trig identities but I figure that is easily reviewed. But does my lack of confidence in calculus imply I will struggle tutoring pre calculus?Thank you for taking the time to read this. Also I wasn't sure whether to put this under math or job skills so I just put it under math.

I'm currently an applied math major and am in my 3rd year. I've completed Calculus 1 - 3, Discrete math, and the introduction course to linear algebra at state university.

I did well in linear algebra and was engaged in it.

I was engaged in discrete math but some of the topics I struggled in.

In calculus I did not have very good study habits so I wouldn't rate myself very strong in calculus.

So I wouldn't consider myself a bad student nor a great one.

And I've been considering getting a job as a tutor for high school algebra and precalculus and all the subjects before that.

Reasons for wanting to be a tutor:

One reason I am looking at this job is that during my discrete math class, we had an online study group and I liked helping people when I could, and working through problems together.

Another reason that I want to be a tutor is that it would help me strengthen my foundation.

Lastly, I have never had a job so I thought this would be a good starting point. But maybe I am wrong here. I am open to your opinion and advice.My question are this:

-How much of a difficulty will it be coming into this job with no experience leading groups/tutoring, and also being a very shy,quiet person? Will this be a deal breaker for the person hiring, or is it something that they would give me a chance to develop?

*both jobs say they will give training.

**I should add one of the jobs is tutoring a small group of college students and the other job is tutoring a small group of k-11 grade.

-I am confident in my math skills up to and including precalculus, minus the trig identities but I figure that is easily reviewed. But does my lack of confidence in calculus imply I will struggle tutoring pre calculus?Thank you for taking the time to read this. Also I wasn't sure whether to put this under math or job skills so I just put it under math.

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