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 feel there might be a problem with student being the youngest in her class in school. How to reassure them as well as building confidence for student, without her feeling the pressure to 'match up' to the older kids This is a common question and stems ..
I was wondering how to work well with students who are very muddled with their work. A student who is very “muddled” or messy can be helped by been shown some organisation tactics. Students who are disorganised have a hard time keeping track of their materials and using ..
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 one. ..
How to keep ADHD keep younger less focused children interested and engaged? Teaching students with ADD or ADHD can be a challenge, however with patience and an effective plan, your student can remain engaged for tuition lessons. Students who exhibit ADD/ADHD’s hallmark symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and ..
How to help a child to remember their times-tables There are a lot of methods you could use to tutor students to memorise multiplication. Students may find it more enjoyable to use games or to race against the clock. You can find dozens of tricks and tips online, ..
How do I get my student to speak in class and also use ‘speaking aloud’ with me during lessons? This is a great question as it brings in personal characteristics of the student in conjunction with how comfortable they are with the learned material. It considers whether they’re ..
How do I cover the majority of what is necessary within a one hour span? Being able to cover the material each lesson is quite a feat! Being able to cover most of the material each lesson is very important and can be done when lesson planning is ..
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 which ..