Hello, Next week I'm tutoring a university student for the first time (social statistics). There are only about 5 weeks left, so that's not a whole lot of time. We'll probably meet up 1h every week (but maybe more in the end if need be). I'm just wondering if there are any common pitfalls I should look out for? I already looked a bit on this forum and on google and found some general information, but most of the things spoke for themselves. Some things I wonder about: - Of course I want the student to be able to ask me everything without feeling ashamed. Is it even worth it to say in the beginning that she will after the classes never see me again, so that she has no reason to worry about what I think of her? And that of course I won't think her questions are stupid etc, although I can imagine her not believing that? Or is that futile and does it simply take some time for her to trust me enough to ask her "stupid" questions? (Probably the best way is to get her to ask the questions whilst not really phrased as questions--more like supposed observations--if that makes any sense) - Should I begin the sessions with a recap of what she saw in class (she sent some of the material over she would like to discuss the first section)? Or do I keep the whole thing more Q&A-styled (that is: she asks me things), with some problem solving in between? - Is it smart to let hear lead the show? For example ask her "so where do you want to start?" I would think not, cause that probably puts pressure on the student? But then what are the ways to find out the answer to that question without asking her? :) - How much should I try and get her to understand the things? What if she makes clear she just wants me to teach her how to solve a certain type of problem without an explanation of why it works: do I do that? Or do I insist on explaining the underlying concepts? All tips welcome!