This was an amazing experience! I not only had a great education, learning spanish, neuroscience, philosophy, psychiatry, math, history, sociology, english, cooking, art, drama, poetry, but most importantly, my experience at the tutorial school gave me the confidence and tenacity to do anything I put my mind to. I graduated from Tutorial and went on to graduate as valedictorian from St. John's College, and now I am in medical school. Much of my success I owe to my experience at Tutorial, for all the support and encouragement that helped me to realize my dreams.
All the teachers were incredible. Sean was an amazing teacher, and Moe could make anything science related pop from the page and become absolutely fascinating. Iku was such an amazing art teacher, and I really was able to develop that side of myself with her guidance. Richard was an incredible teacher and mentor.
At tutorial, if you want to learn something badly enough, they will hire a teacher to teach that subject if the main staff thinks that it is beyond their scope. Even so, the teachers at the school have exceptional backgrounds and are also quite versatile in their ability to teach multiple subjects.
You have to develop persistence, grit, and determination to accomplish your goal in the "real world" and at Tutorial this is absolutely not an exception. I had great success outside of tutorial mainly because of the absolute stubborn willingness to never give up on my dreams, and I own a large part of that to my experience at Tutorial.
we learn to listen to one another, we have to in order to effectively run a school together. In this way students who may not ever be friends in another school, learn to respect one another and care for the others' perspective.
We are absolutely held accountable at Tutorial, through the All School Meeting, in which the students and staff create the agenda for how the school is run, and by the grievance committee which is a group of volunteer students and staff that act as a disciplinary committee. But it is not only these structured groups and activities that encourage honesty, integrity, and fairness, but the nature of the school itself, which focuses on self-knowledge and responsibility.
Tutorial School gave me the motivation to LEARN! I struggled in public schools so when I went to Tutorial School, I was thankful to learn at my own pace, in a relaxed environment. I had the freedom to learn so many different arts, Japanese, math, anything I ever dreamed of. I went on to thrive in college and plan to begin pursuing my master's degree within a couple years. Tutorial School really instilled within me a lifelong love of learning, and for that I am eternally grateful.