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Finding the Right Tutor for Your Child

In addition to being a part of every grade, tutoring has become a prevalent part of the academic landscape. Many schools and communities have tutoring centers, and some students and teachers offer one-on-one assistance. But finding a suitable tutor for your child can be challenging.

Many parents are turning to tutors as a solution for their children struggling with their learning loss after completing an online school. You can take several steps to find the ideal tutor for your child.

Here are some tips for finding the perfect tutor for your child.

Know Your Goals

Before choosing a tutor; it is essential to know your goals. Does your child need a more generalized tutor, or do they need help in a specific area? How will you define success, and how many hours a week are you hoping to get? Knowing these answers ahead of time will help streamline the process.

Get Recommendations

Ask your child’s teachers, guidance counselors, or other school officials for recommendations. Some school districts even have a list of tutors that are willing to recommend. You can also check out local parenting magazines or newspapers for listings. 

Check Credentials

Before hiring a tutor, ensure the individual has the necessary experience to help your child. Although they may not be able to provide you with a grade level, it’s crucial to find one who has a college degree and has passed a training program related to education. This will allow them to understand how to implement effective strategies and methods in the classroom.

Besides the academic credentials, it’s also essential to consider the personality and teaching style of the individual. For instance, if the tutor has experience with children of the same age, you should ask if they have the same learning style.

Set a Schedule

Since your child’s extracurricular activities and work schedules often coincide with the time of day your tutoring sessions are held, try to schedule them at the most appropriate time. For instance, some students need a break of up to 30 minutes after school. However, if you give other kids the same time, it can be hard to get them to work.

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Published by Cathryn Ilani

Cathryn Ilani is a principal and teacher from Elgin, Illinois who has been working in education for over 30 years.

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