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Community Tutor and Tutee Approvals

Discussion in 'Pokémon Tutoring' started by Disaster Area, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Disaster Area

    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    When a tutor is approved / disapproved, it is posted in a comment in this thread. When a tutee is assigned to a tutor, that is also posted in this thread. When a tutee is done being tutored, then either the tutee or tutor should post that in this thread, or contact the appropriate council leader, who will post it in this thread. The OP will keep a track of who is a tutor, and who is their assigned tutee, as well as any other notes (e.g. about skill level or language)

    Key: Tutor | Tier | Maximum # of Tutees | Current # of Tutees | Maximum Tutee Level | Languages* | Timezone

    Tutors who can still take on tutees:
    Mister Tim | RBY 1U | 2 | 0 | Intermediate | Russian (Русский) | +3 (Russia) / +2 (Estonia)
    CZ. | ADV 1U-L | 2 | 0 | Intermediate | English | GMT +1
    Eden's Embrace | ADV 1U | 1 | 0 | Intermediate | English | -4 (EST) / +5.30 (IST, over the Summer)
    GGFan | RBY 1U | 2 | 1 | Advanced | English / Mongolian / German / Russian / Italian | Timezone changing, activity sporadic until end of June.
    Marcop9923 | ADV 1U-L / HGSS 1U | 2 | 0 | Intermediate | English / Spanish
    Deadboots | ADV 1U-L | 1 | 0 | Intermediate | English | -7
    deluks917 | HGSS 1U | 1 | 0 | Advanced | English | -5 / US East
    ThrashNinjax | ADV 1U | 1 | 0 | Intermediate | English / Spanish / Hindi | -5 (Ontario)
    Dream | HGSS 1U | 1 | 0 | Intermediate | English / Portuguese | GMT -2 (DST) / -3

    Tutors who cannot currently take on new tutees:

    Disaster Area | RBY 1U | 2 | 3 | Intermediate | English | GMT+1 [UK]
    ThrashNinjax | HGSS 1U | 1 | 1 | Intermediate | English / Spanish / Hindi | -5 (Ontario)
    The Killing Moon | HGSS 1U | 1 | 1 | Advanced | English | GMT -5

    *The languages listed does not list all the languages that the tutor speaks, but all the languages the tutor is willing to tutor in.
    Key: Tutee | Level | Languages | Timezone

    Tier: RBY 1U
    j2dahop | Intermediate | English | -7
    Linkin Karp | Intermediate | English / German | +1
    Conni | Beginner | English / Dutch | +2
    Ghost Of Solomon| Beginner | English | EST
    Snaite | Beginner | English | EDT
    Cali | Beginner / Intermediate | English | EST
    Heathcliff | Beginner | French, English | +2
    Captain obliviius | Intermediate | English | US Central Time
    JHernandes | Beginner | English, Portuguese | -3
    fatalyti611 | Beginner, Intermediate | Français, English, Español | GMT -5
    Lorvid | Intermediate | English | CST
    Watchog | Beginner, Intermediate | English | EST (-5)
    NOVED | Intermediate | English | EST (-5)
    terpnation | Beginner | English | GMT -5
    EB0LA | Advanced | English, Polish | GMT -6

    Tier: GSC 1U-L
    j2dahop| Beginner | English | -7
    PhilosopherKing | Beginner | English | -5
    asbdsp | Beginner | English | EST
    The Idiot Ninja | Intermediate | English / Italian | +2
    Snaite | Beginner | English | EDT
    Heathcliff | Beginner | French, English | +2
    JHernandes | Beginner | English, Portuguese | -3
    Sceptross | Intermediate | English, Portuguese, Spanish (Basic) | +0 or +2

    Tier: ADV 1U-L
    Ch01W0n5h1n | Beginner / Intermediate | English / German | +2
    Brick Small | Beginner | English / Portuguese | -3
    Snaite | Beginner | English | EDT
    Sadlysius | Intermediate | Spanish / English | -3
    Heathcliff | Intermediate | French, English | +2
    K Legacy | Beginner | English | -6 (CST)
    Troller | Advanced | English, Italian | +1

    Tier: HGSS 1U
    Haxel | Intermediate | English / Italian | +2
    Cali | Beginner / Intermediate | English | EST
    Eseque | Beginner | English | EDT
    tjdaas | Intermediate / Advanced | English, Dutch | +2
    GGFan | Beginner | English, German, limited Italian | +8
    Key: Person | Tiers

    Skeptics | GSC 1U-L, ADV 1U-L, BW 1U-L
     
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  2. Disaster Area

    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    Mister Tim has been approved by the RBY council.

    Since he is a member of the council, the decision was made in a separate chat without Tim in it. Myself, Lutra, and Golden Gyarados all agreed he was good enough to be a tutor, tutoring Intermediate level players. As he requested, he will be listed as only available to tutor in Russian.

    Once we have our second tutor approved, I will create a tutee signup thread.
     
  3. CALLOUS

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    Verdict on ThrashNinjax-

    Tier and Metagame Knowledge-

    The group was extremely polarized as to where this candidate stands in terms of ability level and knowledge. One member felt very strongly that he is an excellent player who knows his stuff and would not have any issues in this department. Four members were somewhere in the middle with very clear hesitation. Two members felt strongly that the candidate was not where they'd like him to be in this regard. Generally, there was a great deal of hesitation and uncertainty here.

    Patience and Temperment-

    All but one person made a point to emphasize that they like this candidate and believe him to be a good guy. That said, nearly everyone was unsure as to how patient he would be as a tutor as it was largely agreed upon that he has expressed very strong opinions, sometimes dealing in absolutes, and that could be seen as difficult to work with. No one mentioned any concerns with a temper/raging/anger issues and we're all comfortable in that regard.

    Communication Skills-

    His English is perfect and he's never been difficult to understand and the council universally agreed that there is no issue in that regard. Going back to the issue mentioned in the previous section, however, multiple members, including those who voted Yes, expressed that the candidate comes off very strongly with his opinions and it seems as though there is very little room for the opinion of another, which is a cause for hesitation. For better or worse, the candidate is very self-assured.

    Activity and Reliability-

    This is one of the two sections where the candidate ran into the most trouble. He's not perceived as an overly active player to begin with. His timezone is difficult and his availability seems very unreliable and all over the place. Also, nearly every single council member took great issue with his recent actions in PPL- he, as a team manager, purchased himself for 10k and literally played one week out of five and was otherwise largely unavailable and uninvolved. This was a major concern for nearly all council members, including those who voted Yes.

    Enthusiasm for Helping Others-

    The council universally agreed that the candidate means well and has the best intentions. That said, going back to the PPL problem and generally shaky activity, multiple council members called his level of motivation into question. Likewise, even if the candidate is legitimately busy in real life, council members questioned how much time and effort the candidate truly has to give right now, as we all feel tutoring someone else is something you can't half-ass.

    The Verdict-

    The candidate was not approved as a tutor at this time by a vote of 3 Yes and 4 No. *Please note that this council requires 5 Yes votes to be approved*
     
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    Verdict on Eden's Embrace-

    Tier and Metagame Knowledge-

    The council universally agreed he is the single best ADV OU late game player in the world, possibly the history of the world, and it would be a crime against humanity to disallow him to pass on his knowledge to the next generation.

    Patience and Temperment-

    Members felt he posts too many memes and emojis and would not take his turtorly duties seriously. Council members also felt alarmed by his frequent use of terms like "LUUL" and "LOLOLOLOL", with the capital letters indicating anger and aggression, which we find undesirable in a tutor.

    Communication Skills-

    "The tutoring program should teach people how to play Pokemon, not how to make below average puns". - Cowboy Dan

    Activity and Reliability-

    Being the assistant manager of PPLs cellar dwelling Team Flying, the council does not have faith in this candidates leadership ability.

    Enthusiasm for Helping Others-

    The council strongly feels Sunny has, on many occasions, helped his buddies in real life get dates when the ladies look at him, look at his friends and then need to make a choice. If he's so willing to help in real life, clearly he will help someone online!

    The Verdict-

    The council approved Sunny as a tutor with 6 Yes votes and 0 No votes with no hesitation whatsoever. He's extremely well liked, very very smart, knows EVs, knows the metagame, knows the community, is very active and would be absolutely committed to the person he's teaching. Sunny is damn close to the ideal candidate for a tutor.
     
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    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    The HGSS Council + Extras (drud SamuelBest + other council leaders: Lutra Disaster Area CALLOUS) have declined to approve ThrashNinjax tutoring in HGSS 1U.

    In addition to the doubts brought up in his non-approval for being an ADV 1U tutor, particularly of activity and reliability, the council had much greater doubts about his tier and metagame knowledge.
     
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    Verdict on CZ.-

    Tier and Metagame Knowledge-

    Everyone acknowledged the candidates experience. He's been around for a while and has played his share of ladder and competitive tournaments. We all felt he knows his stuff well enough to teach someone else.

    Patience and Temperment-

    This is one of the two areas where the most questions came up. While we think good mood CZ is a calm, patient guy we have all also seen CZ on tilt, frustrated and raging, including recently. This was a bit of a red flag for several council members, who questioned whether or not he was in the right state of mind to tutor. If he can bring out his good side, no one doubts his capability.

    Communication Skills-

    He speaks perfect English and there have never been incidents that we are aware of in which we blatantly could not understand him or he said something but meant something entirely different. A concern that came up is that his personality, especially for those uninitiated, is a bit quirky and sometimes he says things- likely intended to be humorous and certainly with no ill-intent- that someone who does not know him may be weirded out or offended by. We ask that should the candidate be approved, he makes a point to tone this down when getting to know someone new.

    Activity and Reliability-

    This is the other area where questions came up, as he feels bipolar in this regard. Sometimes he's on all the time and playing all the time and it feels like he lives in the Ruins of Alph channel where he frequently creates room tours. Other times he doesn't seem motivated to play the game at all and seems openly frustrated and disinterested. Council members would like to see the candidate make a conscious effort to keep a positive attitude as we all feel he could be a valuable asset to a tutee if he can keep his head on straight and keep his emotions/frustration in check.

    Enthusiasm for Helping Others-

    Council members universally agreed that he has good intentions, wants to help and generally means well with the things he does. No one questioned his character or intentions in the slightest. Again, it all comes down to whether or not he can control his frustration and keep his head on straight. We definitely believe the candidate signed up because he wants to help people, which is exactly why anyone should be signing up.

    The Verdict-

    This candidate was unanimously approved, 6-0, for being an ADV OU tutor. There was disagreement, however, as to which level he should be able to teach up to, with a near down the middle split as to whether he should be able to teach up to the Intermediate level only or to the Advanced level as well. The problem is, in this instance, that he's clearly significantly above an Intermediate player but we're unconvinced he's "enough better" than an Advanced player to where he should be teaching it. My recommendation is to pair him with players who are either Beginners or the low end of Intermediate and simply let it run its course.
     
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    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    The RBY Council has chosen to approve GGFan to be a tutor, up to advanced level tutees.

    There were some doubts raised by the council, particularly with regards to activity. As such, we would prefer if GGFan were to tutor people in a similar timezone to him. Some of the council also feel it would be better if he tutored slightly more experienced users, rather than beginners who are entirely new to the site or community.
     
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    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    The RBY Council (Mister Tim(Leader), Lutra, Golden Gyarados, Marcoasd) has chosen to approve Disaster Area to be a tutor, up to intermediate level tutees.

    There were some doubts about skill level of DA because of no winning experience, but great knowledge of mechanics, platstyles and metagame have to help his tutees to be greater than their tutor. I'm sure he will be great friendly tutor for every newcomer to RBY.
     
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    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    I've taken on Ariel Rebel and Cowboy Dan as my first two tutees. :) None of the tutees were close to my timezone so I went with the two users who had first applied.
     
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    The RBY Council have declined to approve Marcop9923 tutoring in RBY 1U due to low experience and tour history.
     
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    The ADV 1U council has decided to approve Marcop9923 for Intermediate level tutoring. He knows his stuff in the tier and appears to have solid levels of activity as well as a good temperament.
     
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    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    The ADV 1U council has decided to approve Deadboots for intermediate tutoring. The council considers him to be a great example of what is wanted out of a tutor. There was a bit of disagreement on whether he should be approved for intermediate or just beginners but enough of the council was willing to approve him for intermediate. Even if his resume isn't as long as some other players, he definitely has a good knowledge of the tier and a great attitude which should make him a fine tutor.
     
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    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    peach_nair is not approved for RBY 1U Tutor. Overwhelmingly the council felt a lack of tournament results made them unsuitable for being a tutor, as it made is very unsure of their level of skill.
     
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    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    I'm going to take on sceptross and Huston as tutees because I know both are active, Karp isn't at a point where he wants to be tutored by me, and Dan and I aren't doing too much and whilst I don't have as much time as I did over the summer I have enough to do some tutoring with them
     
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    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    deluks917 has been approved to tutor HGSS 1U.
     
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    Dropping zarles and peach, neither has approached me in ages, and my enthusiasm is petering out; sorry guys
     
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    approved ninjax intermediate adv
     
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    Disaster Area Little Ball of Fur and Power Leader

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    The Killing Moon approved to tutor HGSS 1U at advanced level, approved by the council
     
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    We have disapproved Skeptics to tutor in HGSS, and we approved Dream to tutor in HGSS.
     
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    congrats dream!
     

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