5 Things To Look For When Choosing A Tutor
Now that your children have settled back into school, it is time to get them on track for excelling in their grades once again. Tutoring is the act of remedial or additional teaching designed to help people who need that extra assistance with their studies. It is highly recommended that children utilise tutoring to realise their potential in certain subjects, allowing them to gain the results needed for future employment. A clear difference will be made, guaranteed.
But what are the signs you should look for when choosing that tutor? How can you know for sure that this tutor is the one who can make that all-important difference? Well, start by asking yourself these five questions and analyse them in fine detail.
What experience do they have?
A good tutor is one who has vast knowledge and experience in their specialist subject area. If they lack this, then why would they even both tutoring in the first place? To get an idea of how informed they really are, ask to sit in on a tutoring session as a demonstration. This will give you a first-hand look into how they teach and what the children will learn during a typical lesson.
Compare different tutors and weigh them mainly based on experience both in their profession and subject field. Naturally, the more they have, the better equipped they will be at improving your child. This is the ultimate goal, after all, and this comes before anything else whatsoever.
Do they receive good feedback?
Reviews say it all about a product or service – and even a tutor! Whenever you see one or two stars, a red flag should raise immediately. It suggests they are bad at what they are doing, whether it be their tutoring style or simply do not improve the child’s grades.
Our testimonials, for example, are overflowing with praise! At Aim High, we strive to achieve excellence in all aspects, focusing entirely on our students who are always enthusiastic. We are not like teachers at all. We work with the children individually to help them where they need it most. After all – without them, there is no us. That is why we go above and beyond.
Are they responsive and happy to provide more details?
Another red flag may be that they show no enthusiasm in getting back to you. Those who are quick to respond to queries or interests are the tutors who are happy to take your child on board. These are the people who take pride in their work and will stop at nothing to succeed.
Also, if their responses are lacking in detail, then look elsewhere. Full transparency is key here. The less willing they are to provide that, the more likely they know their services are poor. The more confident they are of showing off their work, the more likely they will be good at what they do. Go with your gut feeling as it is likely correct.
How much do they cost?
Then you should take note of the cost of their tutoring—the average self-employed private tutor in the UK charges between £15 and £41 per hour. However, there are tutors out there that charge as little as £10 per hour and those that charge as much as £100.
In any sense, parents should base the worth of the tutor on personal attention received, time and travel costs, and then, of course, experience and feedback. If it fits within your budget and all the other boxes are ticked, then be sure to get on the phone and dial up their number.
What does your child think?
Lastly, the final decision should come down to what your child thinks about the situation. Do they share the same opinions as you on the tutor? Are they ready to get out there and start excelling? Usually, the answer is always yes, but you must do this anyway as they have to go through this experience. This is only fair, after all!
The relationship between student and tutor is what makes or breaks the deal. If the relationship is great, then the student will prevail. If the relationship is bad, then the student will fail.
Perhaps give them more control over who stands out to them as a tutor. This will be the deciding factor and is undoubtedly the best for everyone involved.
If you think your child needs help learning, then be sure to get in touch with us at Aim High Tuition! We understand the need for your child to do well in their studies, so let us work our magic and help them improve their grades for future success. Please do not hesitate to book a free online trial lesson either by contacting us today!