Education Support: Selecting The Right Type For Your Child

Education Support: Selecting The Right Type For Your Child

Considerations When Hiring Primary School Tutors

by Vera Hart

Finding the right primary school tutor for your child can be a daunting experience. In many cases, parents lack the skill to vet tutors. Nevertheless, this should not be your case if you read this guide on choosing a primary school tutor. 

Conduct Background Research

The tutor will spend considerable time with your child. Therefore, conduct background research to gain insights into their personality and skills. For instance, if the tutor has a social media page, you could check reviews to determine whether previous clients are happy with their services. Moreover, the tutor must be an outstanding individual who can inspire excellence. Do not shy off from asking for a police certificate to ensure they have not been involved in criminal activity in the past. 

Assess The Tutor's Competence

Below are some tips to help you assess the tutor's competence:

  • Ask for the tutor's credentials. The golden rule is to consider professionals with post-graduate or professional development training.
  • Is the tutor accredited by professional associations? It is a guarantee that they offer high-quality standards and observe a strict code of conduct. Besides, these organisations can help settle disputes.
  • What is the tutor's experience? Check the performance of their clients to know whether they can help improve your child's grades.
  • Some tutors specialise in specific subjects while others offer all around services. Examine your child's needs to determine which option suits you.
  • If your child has special needs, consider tutors with an experience in training special needs kids. For instance, some tutors can help treat anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder. 

Evaluate The Tutor's Personality

The tutor's personality determines how well they interact with your child. Typically the tutor should have excellent communication skills. They should also display patience and empathy. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills also come in handy when offering tutoring services. Inquire about the tutor's training methodologies. Ideally, the professional should conduct in-depth research to determine your child's needs. For instance, the child could have trouble comprehending specific concepts. On the other hand, a negative attitude could lead to poor grades. Once the tutor establishes the root causes of poor grades, they should develop goal-driven interventions. For instance, they could engage the child in specific activities to help them gain a positive attitude. The tutor should also conduct regular assessments to determine the success of their interventions. It is a sure way to ensure clients get value for their money. 

When hiring a primary school tutor, conduct due diligence and assess their competence and training. For more information on what to look for in primary school tutors, contact a professional near you.


About Me

Education Support: Selecting The Right Type For Your Child

As a parent of five school-aged children who all have different learning styles, I've had to research the variety of options available for providing each child with additional support at various stages of their education. A private tutor might work for kids who respond to logical or verbal learning styles, but not for kids who prefer intrapersonal or kinaesthetic learning styles. I started this blog to share what I've learned from researching and using a variety of education support options within my own family, such as supplementary video courses, group brainstorming sessions, problem solving games and brain training. I hope you find my blog useful.