As a parent, it is your right to demand a highly qualified and expert tutor.
The tutor will be spending time with your child and, in a way or another, will leave an impact on both personal and academic results. Therefore, it is essential to get to know the tutor before hiring them.
Hiring a tutor may be overwhelming so we put together the following questions that will help you narrow down your choices in order to make the right decision.
Find out whether the tutor will use assessment tests, school reports, or other forms of evaluation to understand your child's strengths and weaknesses.
A skilled tutor will do more than just answering questions and solving problems. Once the teacher assesses your child's strengths and weaknesses, he/she will prepare personalized content and use "hands-on" techniques whenever applicable.
Think about what motivates your child, and seek a tutor who uses these methods.
It's important to get an idea about the track record of the tutor and the impact of his lessons on their student's grades.
A tutor can become a crutch, so it's important to get an estimate of how long it will take to help your child develop the skills and confidence to succeed independently.
You get references for electricians, doctors, and dentists. Doesn't it truly make sense to get a reference for the person who will be working very closely with your child?
It’s important to know how you will be able to determine the progress of your child’s academic performance.
Will private tutoring enhance your child’s grades? Should you expect improvement in other areas as well such as the time needed to complete homework, concentration span, engagement etc.?