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How to decide on a perfect tutor for your child
There is a wide range of tutors available to help your child excel in the subjects they do. The problem comes when you have to decide which tutor is the best for your child.
It can be a difficult and time-consuming process as you try to narrow down your choices for the perfect tutor. This article is designed to help you through that process thoroughly and efficiently so you can maximize the benefit that your child receives from tutoring.
Before even searching for a tutor it is vital to understand your goals, your child’s goals, and ultimately what you are hoping to achieve out of tutoring. Asking yourself some questions such as:

  • What level of help does my child need and in what subjects?
  • Does my child need help with homework, time management, exam strategy, the content, or something in between?
  • What are my child’s learning style, motivations, and interests?
  • How much time and money am I willing to devote to tutoring?

These questions can significantly help you understand what type of tutor you should be looking for and what level of experience, skills, commitments, and personality they should have.

After determining what you might be looking for in a tutor, the process of searching for one begins.
This can be a tedious and sometimes frustrating process. During this process you should enquire into the tutor’s level of experience, grades, and references. It is also important that the tutor has a Working With Children’s Check (WWCC) to ensure the safety of your child.

Whilst looking for a tutor, it is also good to take into account your child’s personality, for example, whether they are loud or quiet, and find a tutor that can accommodate that as your child is more likely to learn when they connect well with the tutor.

You can ask potential tutors questions such as:
  • What tutoring methods do you use? Are you online-based or offline?
  • How do you make sure you meet each student’s needs?
  • How do you motivate and inspire students to achieve their goals?
  • What is the range of results you see and how much improvement do students show with your help?
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Above are only a few examples of what you should ask a tutor and there are many more questions that you can ask. It is vital that you meet a few potential tutors to know which will be best for your child. However, as a busy parent, this process might be overly time-consuming hence why companies like LearnEd have systems in place that can help match your child to a perfect tutor so that your child can begin tutoring as soon as possible and achieve the best results possible.
Price can also be a determining factor and you might find that the tutors you pick out are over your budget as some of the best tutors tend to charge higher. Affordability and cost are also factors to take into account before picking a tutor for your child however this depends on your personal budget.
Ultimately, finding a tutor can be a tricky and tedious process however if you want to take out the guesswork? LearnEd has hundreds of tutors, already interviewed, vetted, and with full Working With Children Checks.