Above all, don't be boring

Mar 13, 2018 | Newton

Did you know that one of the Reasons for Termination at our center is: Being Boring? It's a crime. This kid Class President explains it better than I do:

Math practice is hard work. It's so good for the student, but no question about it, if given a choice, MindCraft or baseball or just JP Licks would take the vote over working out math skills. That's why it's CRITICAL that we support then in a fun and engaging way.

A new gym opened near my house.  Of course I had to try it.  They must have done an amazing job marketing because the 2nd day it opened, there were 35 women doing jumping jacks, push ups, planks, huffing, puffing and sweating.  That's hard work.  The instructor could not do the work for us.  What she did was make it fun and engaging.  She was funny, she made the exercise interesting and fast-paced, she high-fived us, tell us jokes.  Imagine if she were liveless and boring.  We would never put up with that.  Yet, many people put up with boring math tutors.  Not at our center.  You're not fun, friendly and interesting, you're not fit for this line of work.  The kids are too polite to tell them, so we have to be the ones to bring the bad news.  Fortunately, it doesn't happen very often because we focus on this quality when we interview.

Myrtha Chang, Director, Mathnasium  Newton