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Mimi M.  

Mimi's teaching philosophy is based on my own personal experience as a student, tutor and teacher. I believe that every student, with the help of the right tools and methods, will be able to overcome any difficulties that the study of a foreign language and literature might present. She has been a Premium Member since Feb. 2011. Read more...


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Carl Jung


This week we share some quotes from Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist, influential thinker and founder of Analytical Psychology. Jung is often considered the first modern psychologist to state that the human psyche is "by nature religious" and to explore it in depth.


"We cannot change anything unless we accept it."


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June 11, 2011                                         Click here to visit our website 

Tutoring with Myers-Briggs


Using the the Test to Become a Better Tutor


Every student is unique. The challenge for many tutors, brainthen, is to modify their teaching approach to the student while maintaining fidelity to the material at hand. This is no easy task; indeed, many would probably argue that it is the greatest challenge for a tutor, teacher, or parent. Can this problem be ameliorated? It can, actually, thanks to a personality test used by prestigious universities, colleges, corporations, and the US government. I am talking, of course, about the Myers-Briggs Indicator, or test.


The Myers Briggs Indicator is a psychometric questionnaire that was created by the mother and daughter duo, Isabel Briggs and Catherine Briggs Myers, during World War II. Catherine Briggs' interest in personality began when she noticed the personality differences between her daughter's husband and his family. From here, she set out to broadly categorize human nature. The test itself was created in an effort to understand the natural proclivities of other women, which, it was assumed, would help them find ideal employment during the war. The test was influenced by Carl Jung's landmark book, Psychological Types, and owes much to Jung's philosophy on human nature. Read more... 

Watch short video explanation. View or take the Myers Briggs Test.  



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