Okay, this is how it works:
If you get that backing, then your name will be added to the list of tutors. Editors and experts (and Pokemaster) please comment to give someone your backing. You'll be asked whether or not you'll be tutoring using Wi-Fi or PO (PO is very much preferred) and any preferences you have for who you want to tutor. You are able to choose who you want to tutor. You can only tutor only one person at a time. Teach them about battling and the metagame. Say when you have finished with tutoring them (please make sure they are happy with what you've taught them, that they don't have any more questions/things they want to improve on). When you take someone on as an apprentice, please edit their name under the apprentice section and say who their tutor is. Not an expert/editor/Pokemaster? Comment to say who you are taking on. However, first comment under the answer of the person to see if they'll accept you.
trachy: I use PO. I'm looking for someone with almost no experience in the metagame. However, you must have knowledge of the game, at least in complexity up to EVs. Good by computer standards spelling/grammar would be incredibly nice. I'll be able to teach you almost every day, except when I get grounded for using up all the hot water taking really long showers. XD
Josh: Sweet potatoes I didn't think I'd be doing this again. I can tutor weather battling at it's best. That's my #1 perk I would say. Although I can also do OU, Ubers, and NU well. I'd like to tutor someone who has decent knowledge and isn't a total... well, retard. Being able to spell would also be nice, for general communication.
Ninja: I can provide tutoring for anyone looking at OU, RU, Ubers, CC, and Random Battle. I can also provide good battling techniques such as prediction, synergy, and countering. On PS! you can find me as Nindzya or NinjaStarz7.
What I expect in return: Knowledge of EVs and Natures, knowing the difference between Ember and Fire Blast, and a good sense of grammar.
Currently tutoring Rio
DarkTyphlosion - I can help with general team building tips, predictions, scouting out pokemon to determine the rest of your opponent's team, and I can help people with the basics of the game for newcomers. I generally don't work with tiers, so if you're trying to work within a certain part of a competitive environment, I won't be of much help there. I can only Use pokemon online at the moment, so keep that in mind.
Blobyolo-Sorry I have not been keeping up with this, though that is set to change. Basically I can teach anything you want to know about Ou and Ubers, I also have some decent knowledge in UU. Though i can teach all the team building and that, I want to focus on battling. I may not make incredible teams but I still manage to beat most of the people I battle of how I battle and how I observe and learn the game. Thinking is the key to winning the game, reading the play style, predicting the sets and the obvious switch ins, double switching, basically I can teach all that and more but I'm not going to go on for ages. I'm basically going to focus on improving the skill but if I have to help with a team along the way so be it (or anything else for that matter). I currently live in England so that is usually 5-6 hours before America. I am looking for someone with some knowledge, someone looking to improve and i guess I can run a few people at a time though keep in mind I usually come off my Laptop at 10 pm my time. Grammar and that isn't a problem, as long as I can read what your saying and make sense of it that's fine by me. I would be a hypocrite otherwise.
Pokewatt-Okay well i can help with Teambuilding, Prediction, and all that jazz, I can teach OU, NU, Monotype. I will teach EVs, movesets, and natures, too. I use PO / Showdown. I can battle whenever you see me on chat, if im not building a team, and it would be best if the person I will be tutoring have EST as their timezone so we can be on around the same time.
Fizzcube: I wanna get into some of this. I'll probably teach the basics (EVs, Natures, etc.) and stuff that is 'introductory' to the metagame (tiers, prediction, movesets, items, etc.). I will also teach synergy and team-building. I am usually on Showdown, but it is easily negotiable to do PO as well, if Showdown is a problem. I'm also in Chat often, so find me there if you want. I would like to tutor someone who can use a keyboard, without me having to take grammarless messages in the face. A person who has decent knowledge of the game would also be necessary.
XtremeKiller Not sure if this is still running, but I'd like to be a tutor. I have decent knowledge of most metagames, a large knowledge and EXP base of Ubers... plus have been here for ages and sort of get around. I do Showdown often, am on often, and would prefer someone who can spell decently and have some grammar knowledge. As for Pokemon EXP... I would like someone who is new to the world of competitive battlling.
Dr.Flame Ok I think I have enough experience in the metagame to be a tutor :D I'll reach the basic stuff to people who just joined the site, or are not very good at battling and want some help. I can also teach some skills, like predicting, knowing when to switch, etc. Note: I'm pretty good at OU,UU, ok at RU/Ubers, but am kinda rusty at tiers like LC and NU. I don't have WiFi, but PO/PS is good.
SentByRavens - I can teach pokemon basics such as EVs and EV spreads, Natures, and Items. I can also teach OU, but I prefer you to have at least some expereince. I can be on a good portion of the day but I don't do weekends or nights (this might change) so all you people overseas are probably going to make up a large portion of my apprentices :D
I can teach prediction, synergy, movesets, and weather battling. I also have experience in Ubers if you need it, but my main area is OU. I have PO but I ca't be on it too much, I also have access to Showdown and limited WiFi access, although we won't be using WiFi if you are my apprentice.
Answer this question if you want to be an apprentice. Say anything you want about yourself. You'll be taken by a tutor and tought the metagame. Anybody can be an apprentice. If you have a specific person in mind to tutor you, say so. Also give what times you'll usually be on. TIME ZONES ALSO.