Tutoring is often assumed to be for individuals who are ‘slow learners’ or those unable to grasp the requisite information in a standard classroom setting. In my case, I had no problems in these areas. I came to PFAU performing well on exams, and easily able to grasp the information in lecture/readings. However, my problem was in my written communication skills. I struggled to articulate complex ideas succinctly and clearly.
Lisa Pfau helped me to save time in situations where I had multiple papers due by teaching me how to better organize my ideas and learn that sometimes less is more. She also provided me with critical comments that helped me to improve my grades and overall self-expression. Lisa was very flexible and available, and could really be counted on to be there in my most stressful periods. Moreover, she is also extremely generous in reaching out to contacts she may have to help you achieve your academic and career goals. The services PFAU provides should not be pigeonholed into ESL and writing help, but apply to individuals of all levels who are looking for a mentor to help them to better navigate the university system and bridge the gap into professional life