Starting. It is the hardest part of a journey. It’s always hardest to start school after a long July-August break. It’s the hardest to go to work on a Monday after a beach weekend. It’s the beginning of a marriage that flaws fly out of nowhere and sit at the ends of our patience. Starting is hard, and so is starting any school assignment. From the rush of possibilities in picking topics to the scary programmes that no one takes the time to teach you, doing a project can, from the start, be daunting.
I can help you get started. My name is Tishana Simon. I am a researcher and a thesis coach for students. I have more than seven years experience in writing, tutoring, statistical analysis, document editing and research. I started this blog and my Facebook page with the intention of helping students get where they need to be. I have many stories about many students I have helped over the years. But one that has always stood out to me was my first statistics student. He had failed his course three times and needed to pass to graduate from a school in the West Trinidad. I hadn’t even finished my first degree as yet, but helping him made me realize that I have a skill and a drive; the good expression of knowledge. It wasn’t that the student didn’t try, it was that the situation was trying for him. Big classrooms, rushing through material, books and books of information did not help him. He needed someone to teach him how to think about the course, think about each exam question no matter the topic. Of course, my student passed his exam, and from then many students I helped, free or paid was able to learn how to think.
“Data” is a Latin noun that means “something given”. Data Minders intends to “give” students the tools to think through any aspect of a project, essay or thesis while, offering products to make the work a little easier. So join up! Become a Data Minder. Let’s get started!