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Things to Think About Before Hiring a Tutor

Posted by Vin Gaeta on Sat, May 01, 2010 @ 09:05 AM

GOOD GRADESEvery parent wants their children to do well in school. They want the best for them, and many will do whatever they can in order to get good results for their kids. This can include signing them up for private tutoring in order to give them a bit of help if they seem to be lagging behind their classmates or not doing as well as they might like them to be. However, there are some things to consider before signing your child up with a tutor.

First of all, keep in mind that very young children who are just getting started in school will take some time to adjust. Also, many times there can children who might be almost a year older than your child due to the timing of their birthdays. Obviously these children can be expected to be a little bit further along in their development and skills. As the children get a bit older they will be more equal in their skills. You might want to wait and not pressure the kids too much at such an early age.

Another thing you might want to think about before engaging a tutor is what you can do to help your child yourself. Just getting them involved in every day activities where they need to use math and reading skills will help them out. Turn off the television and the video games and spend some time doing things together that will boost these sorts of skills without seeming like work. When they see how useful these skills are they will also be more motivated to learn them.

Of course if your child is older and definitely having trouble keeping up with his or her class, private tutoring can be a good idea. Just be sure to spread out the sessions as this is more effective. Once a week is better than trying to cram right before an exam. In between you can work with your child as well to help them out and make sure that they are studying and doing the work that has been assigned to them. A tutor can be a lot of help in the right situation.

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