I tutored math and more for ten hours; I was gone from home for fourteen: leaving home at 8:30 AM, I didn’t get back until 11 PM.
As it was the day before finals week, Sunday took me from helping someone prepare an essay for English (and a little for history) — focused “brainstorming,” picking a topic to write about, study of detail, induction of general ideas, integration and spiral thinking, writing an outline, developing verbally some ideas for specific sentences; the essay was about a conflict in Of Mice and Men — to tutoring geometry to tutoring algebra to AP calculus to college algebra.
What a joy it is to not give, to not “spoon-feed,” ideas to students, but to teach them to reason and use logic and think independently.
Sweet. Dang, that was fun… 🙂