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Tutors and Trainers

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Tutors have helped people master academic subjects and learn life skills for thousands of years. They have helped those who would be kings, the children of politicians and noblemen, and more recently, the disadvantaged, attain knowledge and live better lives through education.

Tutors work for schools and private organizations to help students improve their study skills and master classroom concepts. Tutoring and mentoring youth rank among the five most-popular activities for volunteers, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service. Tutors have many different educational, vocational, and societal backgrounds. What they do have in common is a sense of obligation to help those challenged by their lack of education or financial or social status. Trainers educate tutors regarding proper teaching methods, as well as teach other volunteers about their organization's mission, goals, and services.

Many tutors and trainers belong to the National Tutoring Association (NTA), an organization representing tutors and trainers throughout the United States and 13 other countries.

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