Working with a tutor can be one of the most beneficial steps in transforming struggling students into successful students. The one-on-one attention works wonders by focusing on the student’s individual needs, strengths and weaknesses. The tutor and student relationship is an important one, and when a match ..
Teachers and tutors know that every student they come in contact with is different. Some are outspoken, some are troublemakers, some are dedicated, and others are lethargic and unmotivated. A good teacher or tutor will find a way to reach each and every student, and work tirelessly to ..
One student has stopped her tutoring because she had access to free tutoring at her school and that though I tried my best to convince her and her parents that it would be better to continue with me since she was used to the teaching style, she declined. ..
A parent is unhappy with the progress of her child. This reaction came about after her child got a series of questions wrong with completing problem outside of the tutoring sessions. These problems covered material and concepts that have not been covered in the tutoring sessions that the ..
Student not motivated, neither are the parents. Being a tutor is really as much about being a mentor as it is teaching fundamental academic lessons. When you’re teaching a student who has parents that aren’t willing to assist in their child’s tuition (or are very willing to excuse ..
Parents are becoming willingly complacent at organising tutorials. Reducing tutorials from 1 weekly, to 1 fortnightly in an attempt to reduce financial cost. I assume this is due to poorer than expected results from last semester, and the feeling that cost/benefit is low, devaluing tutorial time. I have ..
How to help students tutor students who clearly don’t want to have tuition? As discouraging as some students’ attitudes are, nothing should negate the fact that as tutors, we have an opportunity to take a closed and negative mind and replace it with an open and positive ..
The parents asked what they can do to help the student’s progress outside of my tuition time. Is there a standard response to this or do I suggest something particular for each student? The answer lies in both of your proposed suggestions. There is indeed a response ..
I always feel under pressure with one student - they are too rushed in everything, it feels like she's putting all the pressure onto me. Tips on how to deal with students who try to unload their pressure onto me would help. The student doesn't seem to want ..
A student's parents want to stop tutoring after his exam but i think he needs to continue as we've only really just begun and i feel he will just forget everything and go back to how he was before. It is probably a good idea to speak ..