- April 5, 2018
- Holiday Tuition
- Parents NoticeBoard
HOLIDAY TUITION AND PRIVATE TUTORS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
In a world where there is little hope tutors can be the only light for a child who has been left in the dark.
It’s April, our kids are home. Not just for easter but for their school break as well. As a responsible parent, you have gone over your child’s report form and depending on what you found, you feel the need to seek a tutor. You have this conversation with your child and they agree with you. So the hunt begins. Here’s a little help from us because we care too.
First things first, you probably talk to a few friends and most are entirely against tuition. According to them your child either can read or can’t read. Don’t be dismayed by this negativity, take heart. We don’t want our children to grow up with a quitter’s mentality.
Tutors are important because not only do they help our children catch up with their studies, they also get to work with them one on one and adopt their pace. Eventually it helps to turn negative attitudes into positive attitude and enforce good study habits.
Sometimes our children underperform not because they aren’t smart enough but because they find it hard to manage their time. So don’t give up, just ask someone else, preferably someone who hass tried it before and can actually refer you to a good tutor.
If you get referred to one, do’nt be quick to decide. Remember, children are not homogenous. What works for one may not necessarily work for another. Take it upon yourself to meet this tutor and have a conversation. You could take your child with you.
Be keen on their interactions and ask a lot of questions. This is necessary because peace of mind is key. Meet other tutors as well, and find out about their experiences.
Request for a free trial and follow up with your child on how it went.
You could also join them in their first a session. Watch out for pretences so that you get an honest experience.
Finally, you can now comfortably make a decision based on your budget and the tutor’s expertise.
Expertise is a priority, some children may be experiencing conditions such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Slow processing or even Dyspraxia. You need to confirm that the tutor has experience dealing with such cases.
Once you are comfortable with your choice, let the learning begin.
However if after this your child still isn’t comfortable and you notice no improved performance, it’s okay to find another tutor though bear in mind that tutoring does not necessarily result in overnight success.
Authored by S Jam
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