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Three Tips for Finding the Right Private Tutor for your Child

If you are considering finding a private tutor for your child, check out this article that provides three helpful tips and considerations for finding the right private tutor for your child.

What Makes a Good Private Tutor?

Every parent wants the best for their child and when it comes to choosing the right tutor for their child, the standard remains the same. When choosing a private tutor there are a few qualities that you ought to look for from your private tutoring candidate.

1. Knowledge of the subject (the obvious one):

A good private tutor ought to possesses an adequate understanding of the subject in which the student is in need of assistance. The supporting tutor should be able to communicate the subject clearly and in tune with the child's learning style to help them comprehend the subject matter. A tutor who is knowledgeable of the subject and enthusiastic will bring out the best in your child with a boost in confidence academically and socially.

2. Compatible with the student:

It is imperative that your child be comfortable with their private tutor. A positive social student/tutor relationship often forms and teaches the student how to appropriately relate to other adults. The benefit of a private tutor (as opposed to a tutoring center) is the flexibility of meeting where the student is most comfortable. Whether it is the student’s house, a park, or a library, the flexibility of the meeting location eases the student and enables a more suitable learning environment.

3. Flexible and easy to work with:

The high demands of life can quite complex at times for families. With that understanding, a good private tutor will be flexible in their schedules to help meet the needs of your student. A mutual understanding between tutor and parent in regards to the importance of scheduling sessions in a timely manner may sometimes result in a compromise of outside activities. The success your student far outweighs any compromises that have to be made in order for your student to reach their goals.

Hiring a private tutor is never an easy decision. Choosing to introduce a private tutor into your child or student’s life can literally be the difference between academic success, academic stagnation or in some cases, academic failure. The qualities of a good private tutor mentioned in this article are just a few of the good qualities displayed by a good private tutor. All good tutors want what is best for your child or student and will do their absolute best to ensure that the journey to academic success and a rise in self-confidence is an enjoyable one.

-Wanda Anderson is a tutor at ClubXcite, a private tutoring company in San Diego that supports kids and teens with learning disabilities and other social and behavioral challenges.

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Hollie McLean March 23, 2014 at 07:27 PM
Private in-home tutors are often preferred by parents, even over those who offer private online tutoring session. One of the main reasons for this is because private tutors offer a more balanced and one-on-one teaching/learning experience. With online tutors, the student can easily become distracted, seeing that their tutor is not really with them. Second, children can benefit better with having someone guiding and supervising them personally. When my husband and I need to hire a Vancouver tutor, we always work with an agency such as http://mygradebooster.com/.

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