Finding the right tutor can be a daunting and frustrating task. Which is why most parents look for referrals and recommendations from their friends. However, here is where we parents sometimes fail to look out for the right factors that matter.
Well, look at all the literature advising us on tutoring and how to find a good tutor. Here is a sample of some of the common points raised.
3. Knowledgeable in Subject
While these are all valid points, the big question is how are we parents go about in assessing each tutor on this and how do we gauge what is good enough?
Take motivating for example, different people can be motivated differently depending on our personality. Children are no different. Each child has a different personality and hence may not respond to the same approach from a tutor.
There is no one size fits all. Many of my friends who are teachers have told me that a teacher considers her or himself to be successful when they can reach 60-75% of a class on a given lesson. It is not that the teacher is ineffective or incompetent. It is a fact, that each approach a teacher employ at any given time will only appeal to certain groups of personalities. This is also the reason why tutoring is necessary for most students to excel.
So how can you tell what your child needs? Well, first you begin by looking at your child’s learning traits and personalities.
Then find a tutor that is as compatible as you can get to his traits based on his needs. Think of a time when you meet someone whom you just met but somehow it felt like you have known each other for a long time. Think of how comfortable you were with that person. Chances are you have just met someone who has compatible traits to your own.
One point to note: compatibility does not necessarily mean similar trait at times. Sometimes complementary traits are more important in certain instances.
How would you like to engage a tutor that not only helps guides your child in their studies but inspires him or her to develop excitement and passion about the topic? » Read more: Find Me A Tutor That Fits My Child