How to hire right home tutors?
According to a lot of studies, the role of home tutors in the academic life of students has “exploded tenfold” over the past few years. Some parents look for home tutors to solve academic difficulties of their children, while other parents hire home tutors to encourage their children. Objectives of hiring home tutors may be different, but the selection of a right tutor is equally important in every case. I believe asking these few questions may be important for you to hire the right home tutor for the right student.
►What is your teaching methodology?
Every student has a different learning pattern, some learn through visuals, some learn by hearing, some by reading while a few are keenly observant and love to learn through observations. Home tutors should try different teaching methods until they know the learning pattern of a student.once they know the learning pattern of students, they should use the same way throughout.As a parent, you know the most about your children. If you ask this question to your home tutor, not only you can select a right person for your children but also you can help the home tutors to find the right way of teaching.
►What is your strategy to improve my child?
Some people may think that this is a loaded question and may find it quite silly to ask for someone who knows nothing about your child and who has only heard from you about your child. But the response of home tutor will give you an insight about home tutor’s working style. A good home tutor will always know the importance of working with the parents to improve the grades of a student.
►Why do you tutor?
Most effective home tutors are always those people who are passionate about their work. And they know the importance of their work. They always realise that they are making a great contribution towards society by helping students to improve their academics. This question will help you to know the ideology of home tutors that will help you a lot.
►Have you worked before with someone who was in a similar situation as this student?
The relationship between a tutor and a student is all about engaging the student, motivating him, encouraging him, solving his academic doubts, and ultimately improving his grades by making an independent learner. If a tutor has already helped someone in a similar situation then he already knows the whole process and things will go more rapidly and more smoothly.