How to Find a Good Tutoring Teacher
Learning can take many forms, from going to school to private tutoring. The end result should be the same – the student should acquire the needed knowledge to master one subject or another. Some students, no matter if they are in elementary school or a higher form of education, prefer the help of a tutor, whenever they feel the need to improve something.
However, finding the right tutor can be hard, especially if you are a parent and you want to offer the best for your child.
Here are some things that you can do, to make sure that your child has the perfect tutor.
The Learning Style
Each child has his own learning style, and because of this, the person that tutors his or her, should be able to understand the style. There are tutors who manage to successfully teach a child, but they won’t succeed with another – all this is due to the learning/teaching style. When you start looking for a tutor, ask the counselor from the school to help you what kind of learning style your child has. There are three types of learning – visual, kinesthetic or auditory.
This is very important when you find a tutor that fits your request about the learning style. The credentials are needed because this way you will know if the person you have chosen is qualified to teach the subject that your child needs. The degrees that the tutor has are important, but so are the recommendations of other clients, other parents who have used the services of that tutor for their children.
Safety is Important
When you consider hiring a private tutor for your child, you should also consider if the learning environment would be safe and comfortable for the child involved. If you can’t have the tutoring at home, where you can supervise the process of teaching, you should hire someone to do a background check for the tutor that you’ve chosen. It’s not too much, but at least you will have a basic understanding about the person that you’ve trusted your child’s learning with.
Feedback and Communication
It may take a while before there is an open channel of communication between the tutor and the student, because each one of them is different. However, you should consider that your role as a parent is to make sure that your child gets the best out of these tutoring lessons. Communicate often with the tutor and ask for feedback, and also involve the child in these discussions. It’s important for the child to understand that tutoring helps him improve his knowledge, and sharing feedback should be helping him.
Ask for feedback from the tutor after every lesson, and see the evolution that your child has had. This way you will know better what topics were covered during the tutoring session, and what they will be doing next.
There are no two children who are alike regarding the teaching/learning style. It’s important that the student can understand a subject from school, from the moment that the lesson is given. Apart from the hard work that the student does at home, the tutor’s job is to make sure that the student has the best understanding of the subject, this allowing him/her to be able to pass on to a new lesson, without problems. To be successful, your child should have a goal for these tutoring sessions – the classroom performance or simply the general understanding along with comprehension of the subject.
It’s important to have good marks at school, but that’s not all that makes them great children. Play and fun is also important, and even this could help them learn something new.
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