Perhaps the best way to motivate students to learn is to make them accountable for the information. This can be accomplished by a variety of means such as peer teaching, collaborative efforts, and presenting information in a meaningful way.
Also, I was awarded recognition on the Dean’s List every semester of attendance. In 2013, I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Cell/Molecular Biology and with a minor in Psychology.
Looking back on my experiences tutoring, I now see the most valuable learning tool is critical thinking. While it is difficult to teach, it is an essential skill that is applicable in any academic field, and in everyday life.