Throughout the Each One Teach One experience tutors learn and grow alongside the students they tutor and mentor. Learn about some valuable tips and resources for continuing to improve your tutoring experience.

“As a tutor, the most important thing I have learned is how to explain a concept in terms easily comprehended by someone much younger than myself. It teaches me how to appeal to different audiences with my vocabulary and terminology.”

Importance of Tutoring, Mentoring, and Coaching

For many students tutoring, mentoring, and coaching are an important supplement to classroom education. Students benefit from tutoring for a variety of reasons:

  • Provides personalized attention
  • Allows students to progress at their own pace
  • Encourages deeper understanding of material
  • Improves self-esteem and confidence
  • Encourages self-directed learning

However, tutoring can be challenging, and you may not always feel like you are making a difference. Do not get discouraged! Harvey Fields, a long-time supporter of EOTO, often reminds tutors: You make a difference whether you know it or not. As tutors, mentors, and coaches, you are now a part of the student’s life. Enter the tutoring relationship with motivation, empathy, and a lot of patience; the effect will be a positive one. Remember that just showing up every week can make a difference in a student’s life.

Tutor Resource:


Our team of student interns are happy to answer your questions at any time during the application process and throughout the tutoring experience.  You can reach them at or 314-935-5599, or by dropping into the Gephardt Institute between 8:30am-5:00pm.  We’re in Stix House (6470 Forsyth Blvd), next to the Butterfly Garden.

You can also contact Mike Jones: or 314-717-3892.