Are you one of the many parents out there who are facing difficulties in hiring the right ideal home tutors for your kids?
Or you have gone through too many Tuition Agencies which recommend unsuitable home tutors? Whether you are hiring your first home tutor or been changing different home tutors due to unsuitability, read on!
Questions you need to ask when hiring a home Tutor
There are many answers you need to pursue when you are hiring home tutors. Just to name a few:
- What is the Tutor's teaching style? How will it benefit my child?
- What is his / her tutoring experience?
- Has he / she taught a student of similar subject, level or calibre before?
- Does the tutor have confidence in helping my child?
- Does the tutor provide assessment materials?
- What is the tutor's schedule and commitment currently and in the long run?
*DO NOT ATTEMPT TO HIRE A TUTOR WITHOUT FIRST GETTING ANSWERS TO THE ABOVE
Each child is unique and so is his / her learning abilities.
A tutor who fits another child might not be ideal for your kid.
A little investment of time in seeking answers to the above will help you in the long run, avoiding the hassle of firing and re-hiring new tutors. Your child will suffer academically as he / she re-adapts to new tutor within a short time period. Your child will take a while to adapt to the teaching method of the new tutor and you might want to check that there's enough time for your kid to do so before the upcoming tests / exams.
Who knows best on your specific requirements for a home tutor?
Tuition Coordinators are great if you want a quick fix to finding tutor. But how do you know if the tutors they have shortlisted are someone who are suitable? Do they have answers to the aforementioned questions for each and every tutor they recommend? If they dont't, make sure you check!
No one knows your kid's learning abilities / difficulties more, other than yourself (or your kid if he / she is old enough).
Communication is key
Communicate directly with the shortlisted tutors and know more about them before hiring. It is best to get all the answers directly from the shortlisted tutors and not through a third party. Get all your questions answered and dont't make hasty decision in hiring a tutor. Invest in your time now to avoid wasting more in future.
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