Questions to ask a tutor before hiring them

Published on Tuesday 9th of February 2021

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Questions to ask a tutor before hiring them

 

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.



How do you assess your student's needs? 

 Find out whether the tutor will use assessment tests, school reports, or other forms of evaluation to understand your child's strengths and weaknesses.

 

What tutoring methods do you use? 

 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.

 

How do you motivate your students? 

Think about what motivates your child, and seek a tutor who uses these methods.

 

On average, how much do you improve the academic performance of your students?

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.

 

How many lessons will be necessary to reach the desired goal?

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.

 

Can you please give me the contacts of previous or currents parents as a reference check? 

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?

 

How do you measure the efficiency of your lessons? 

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.?

At Synkers we make sure to thoroughly screen every tutor and make sure to hire highly qualified tutors only. Nevertheless, it is also very important for you to monitor the progress of your child to ensure that he/she is getting the best out of his/her session.

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