Tips and Strategies for Successful Tutoring
Here's how parents can get the process started!
What are your goals for your child? Does your child want to advance beyond the present level, or is there a need for improvement?
Do you expect the tutor to help with homework? Do you want a summary after every session? You are the main link between your child and the tutor. Your ability to communicate these expectations to the tutor and your child will help your child get the most out of their experience with us.
*Involve your child's teacher.
Tell your child's teacher you're using a tutor. Ask for the syllabus, lesson plans, assignments, past exams and any other material that could give the tutor a better understanding of what your child is doing at school, as well as what areas they need to focus on.
Your child will grasp the learning material better if it's practiced at home. We recommend them to practice our app to reinforce it! Our classes don't have to involve extra homework if the school workload is heavy. Many concepts can be applied to everyday life. For example, reading recipes and measuring ingredients are great ways to practice reading and math skills.
*Explain why you're hiring a tutor.
Children are not always receptive to the idea of having a tutor, especially if they are having learning problems at school."Wise parents let kids know that everyone needs a little help now and then, and that there's nothing wrong with asking for it."
*Develop simple, easy-to-understand goals.
"Allowing a child to set his or her own goals increases motivation and self-sufficiency." For example, our students earn tokens for effort, participation and progress to exchange for small prizes.You can adopt a similar system at home.