A prime motto is to "be the wise companion on the journey." This is how all work is approached, have the wisdom, but be the companion, not boss, or dictatorial. All aspects of both work and personal lives have been based on that foundation. The goal is to assist the individual, or agency, to become the best them they can be, whether it be in life or education.
Professional and experienced educator/mentor for 30+ years, former social worker
Teaching in several categories, but especially in academic writing, the trick is to figure out the student's academic needs as well as learning styles and a bit about what makes them tick. Assessment comes first, then, the lesson planning, initially done in consultation with the student. Striving to make learning fun and interesting means the incorporation of different strategies. Casual and relaxed in style, but still serious about the education was the description given by one client.