How do you write tutor testimonials for college? Well, the best way to learn this is by giving you my experience in helping students write their essays and assignments.
As a long-time tutor and writer, I’ve written a wide range of topics; some fairly easier while others have been ludicrously hard. I’ve sometimes taken long hours of research and unending drafts just to have a breakthrough in a certain topic. Despite the fun and the challenges, I think one thing that stood out for me are the instances of surprise and discovery, that are likely to stick and change my thinking or perception for life!
Early 2018, there was a very interesting topic covering historical racial discrimination among Latinos and African Americans. Skin color-based discrimination was, discussing biases and stereotyping as a global problem. I know, the topic does not attract particularly popular opinions in the long run, but the point is, these racial discrepancies do exist. The topic was cutting across extensive research precisely on social needs, like education, jobs, salaries, housing, judicial service, and health access. Well, normally the discriminative research was part of a societal context and therefore I had to get authentic examples either happening now or happened earlier on.
One of the examples covering judicial service discrimination caught my interest. It is a famous true story termed as the “The Central Park Five”. This was a case of five teenagers, who were forced to confess to a crime they did not commit. The five teenagers were mounted for the crime after an assault case was reported a few miles away from their playground. Since the police had the five teenagers in temporary custody, the conspiracies were finetuned to fit their context.
Mapping up the teenagers for the crime favored the department’s records at the cost of destroying the future of these five youngsters. They were wrongly charged and convicted for assault and rape, a sentence that lasted for 5 to 15 years, a move that attracted biased political remarks from Donald Triumph. Wrong convictions were later dismissed by the New York District Attorney reinvestigation, which proved otherwise. Despite their historical compensation of $41 million, on so many levels the story was horrific yet interesting, considering it was a true story; the facts were raw.
A year later after the research paper, on my normal weekend stroll on Netflix, I came across the story, reframed to a miniseries called “When They See Us”. Honestly, the excitement was there, seeing the detailed events that took place for the State to push discriminative agendas, that shadowed the suspects as minors and upheld their race to equate them to crime and called it justice. My whereabouts, on the research paper, have been prolonged ever since and registered a different kind of experience in writing.
The topic had me going the extra mile to a point of conducting more research on where the five individuals are today and how they are doing. Mc Cray is happily married and a father of six, Santan Jr is a father of one and established an apparel company; Park Madison NYC. Salaam is a father of ten and has been an author, a public speaker advocating for policy changes in the judicial systems. Richardson who was 14 at the time of the arrest, was recently honored with a diploma 28 years later and is a happy father of two daughters. Lastly, Korey who served most years established a corrective program to counsel the wrongly convicted.