This story began years ago when I was a Church Youth Director and Youth Basketball Coach.
Part of leading a youth group entails programs such as summer camp. One of my favorite tasks was to put students in cabins with youth leaders.
As a basketball coach, it’s more of a long-term partnership where the players don’t change much, but the dynamics do. At certain points in the game individual players mesh better, perform better or match up better against the competition. It’s a constant chess match that I love.
The reason the examples above are relevant for Online SAT/ACT test prep is because synergy matters.
This part skill, part art form of matching the right tutor and student is guided by profile questions, but ultimately an intuitive process.
There’s never a guarantee when matching two people together similar to online dating. But the chances of student’s being motivated to work harder because they actually like their tutor increase dramatically when done thoughtfully.
Because I don’t do the actual tutoring with students, I experience victory indirectly through the parents, students and tutors. My role is to set them up for success, then support and be a cheerleader along the way.
It’s extremely gratifying to be a part of a successful partnership. It’s the impactful testimonials that drive me.
That’s why I love matchmaking.