Your child’s school performance is falling behind other classmates’, his/her grades aren’t high anymore, or your child is just not coping with teachers’ requirements. These are all reasons enough to find a private tutor for your child. The private tutor will help your child with difficult homework assignments, will explain him/her different concepts or ideas, and will teach him how to study efficiently for tests.
You should find out what to bring to a tutoring session. Have your child bring his books, notes, previous tests, homework, class syllabus, and the like.
Just because your child has a private tutor doesn’t mean you now have no responsibilities. You, the tutor, and the child have their parts. You have to keep an eye on the child when he/she is not at school, to make sure he/she is studying enough. The parents, child, and the tutor have to work together. Therefore, here are some things you should do as part of your role.
Before your child attends his tutoring session, make sure he is familiar with the material the tutor will be working on with him. Encourage your child to list down the things he didn’t understand during classes. Encourage him to ask questions when he has problems. Have your child share with the tutor what his preferred method for studying is. Make sure the child is behaving respectfully towards the private tutor. And always supervise your child’s studying activity; make sure he/she is studying thoroughly.
Your child’s most important responsibility is to study. But, apart from this, he/she also has to retain himself/herself from doing some prohibited things. Here are some common mistakes that tutored kids do. Children expect and even ask the private tutor to do the homework for them. They don’t study until it’s too late. Or they take too long before they ask for help from their tutor. And, the worst mistake of all, they don’t study for the tutoring sessions, therefore the parent’s financial effort and the private tutor’s activity become useless.
So in conclusion, the parents, kids, and their tutors must do their respective parts to gain a good learning process. They have to make efforts to cooperate so they can get the best results.