I learned that tutoring at the Williams College Math/Science Resource Center

  1. A great way to learn is to have several people explain a concept to you.
  2. An even better way to learn is to explain a concept to someone else.
  3. Much more better is to have to explain the concept to someone in a different way than you did the first time.
  4. There’s a difference between looking like you know what you’re doing, and knowing what you’re doing. But most of the time, if you really do know what you’re doing, you’ll look like it.
  5. One of the best ways to sound smart is to try not to sound smart. Simplify, address the matter at hand, and approach concepts in a step-by-step way, without a lot of needless jargon or overcomplication. (Incidentally, this is a great way to be smart, too.)
  6. Successfulness is not judged by self-esteem or personal knowledge. It’s judged by your effect on others.

2 Responses to I learned that tutoring at the Williams College Math/Science Resource Center

  1. Antibush says:

    Bush and the Republicans were not protecting us on 9-11, and we aren’t a lot safer now. We may be more afraid due to george bush, but are we safer? Being fearful does not necessarily make one safer. Fear can cause people to hide and cower. What do you think? Why has bush turned our country from a country of hope and prosperity to a country of belligerence and fear.
    Are we safer today than we were before?
    We have lost friends and influenced no one. No wonder most of the world thinks we suck. Thanks to what george bush has done to our country during the past three years, we do!

  2. Joe says:

    While I agree with your sentiment, I’m not sure why that got posted here. I’ve made more relevant lists to that topic.

    …Unless, of course, you are a spam bot. That would explain things, but it would make me sad.

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