If your child isn’t performing well in his or her grammar rules, laws of physics or details of the human digestive system, you need help quickly. Otherwise, your child may fall behind in class and can’t recover easily. Most parents try to solve this problem by hiring home tutors. However, every student needs are different, so does the skills of home tutors. So it is necessary to know what your child wants, then look for the skills, experience, commitment and personality of your home tutor to ensure the best home tuition for your child.
Step#1. Know the Goals
Ask yourself or your kid’s teacher, what level of help does your child need. Does he/she need a medium or intensive care or something in the middle? What areas do your child needs to improve or is he/she poor in one subject? Try to find your kid’s learning style and how best he/she responds to various teaching techniques. Besides, try to figure out what motivates or interests him/her? And remember yourself how much time and money can you set aside for home tuition.
Step#2. Understand Your Options
Consult with your child’s school teacher or counselor and discuss your concern. Counselors have met with your child and have files of their progress throughout the school years, their standardized tests scores, and information about their personality problems. Many schools often have a list of registered tutors at the counseling office for parents to look over before making a choice. You can also check out the newspaper as most good tutors list their credentials there. You can also ask your neighbors and friends for suggestions. Price is also a determining factor while choosing a tutor. Sometimes an expensive tutor may be better for your child to excel in his or her studies.
Step#3. Analyze Your Options
Check the tutors’ credentials carefully and see if the tutors’ skills match with your child’s requirements. Say, if your child needs additional tutoring in chemistry, then only hire a home tutor who at least as a minor in chemistry while in college. Look for a tutor who has worked with students who are similar in age and ability.
Step#4. Monitor the Results
Monitor how your child related with the tutor. Sit with your child in one of the tutoring sessions to look out for progress. See if your child is comfortable and can understand the tutor. Ask for feedback from your kid about the tutor, and if you fail to see any real progress look out for a new tutor.
Finding and keeping a good tutor for your child isn’t easy and needs some effort on your part. It’s the right of your child to provide him/her the opportunity for the best education for them to succeed.