How Can Parents Help Their Chosen Tutor?

How Can Parents Help Their Chosen Tutor - Privatetutors.ie

Parents and private tutors must work together to make private tutoring work. At the end of the day, everyone wants to see students happier and achieving more!

This post is for parents, but tutors are welcome to read too…

Anyways, it’s not every day that you invite a stranger into your house. And it’s not every day that you get to see a teacher in action. So, you may be surprised at how education has changed since you were in school…

Now students have interactive smart boards instead of chalk boards, iPads instead of books, and sometimes even online courses instead of school itself!

As a result of all these changes, private tutoring has also changed. It’s no longer something reserved for rich D4 parents. Tutors no longer run the tight ship of ‘academics are everything, hobbies are nothing.’ And teaching techniques have changed dramatically…

Why are we telling you all this?

We want you to know that some tutors have new teaching methods. Don’t be too surprised when they work!

Here are some suggestions we have that can help you get the most out of your private tutor…

Tip #1: Don’t Badmouth the Tutor

This is the most important tip. Your child respects and listens to you more than any private tutor. You are their number one role model. Whatever you say, they’ll agree with. So, please, please, please do not say anything bad about your chosen private tutor in front of your child!

Regardless of how great your child’s existing relationship is with their private tutor, once you plant a shadow of a doubt, they’ll lose some faith and respect for their tutor. Before you know it, those high grades will start to fall…

On the contrary, if you consistently praise the tutor in front of your child, the tutor-student relationship will be strengthened, and they’ll achieve amazing things together!

It may sound like magic, but trust us, it works. You actually have quite a lot of power…

    Tip #2: Trust the Tutor

    You’ve invited your chosen private tutor into your home and trusted them to improve your child’s grades. Is there a better way to show your trust? Apart from giving them your credit card to spend, probably not!

    Then why do we say you should ‘trust the tutor’?

    See, some parents forget that they’ve already handpicked their tutor and trusted them with so much. And when it comes to the lessons, they’ll watch over their chosen private tutor like a hawk!

    This is more than okay for the initial classes. But if it continues every week, the tutors may feel pressured and not teach their best, and your child may lose some trust in their tutor…

    On the other hand, some private tutors may perform better this way! Regardless, we recommend bringing a book to read or a phone to browse. This way you won’t get bored either and the tutor won’t feel any such pressure!

    Tip #3: Thank the Tutor

    You probably do this anyways, but often a cup of tea or a little snack goes a long way. Not only will the tutor look forward to teaching your child, but they’ll also feel appreciated…

    See, you want the tutor on your side, and your small gesture of thanks is something they’ll remember. Of course, don’t forget to actually say ‘thank you’ at the end of each lesson!

    A side note: private tutors are often given gifts during Christmas and Summer times, so if you have an incredible tutor, a reward for their hard work is always welcome…

    By the way, if a tutor goes above and beyond, let us know. We’ll put your testimonial on their profile page and that way they’ll be able to inspire and motivate more students!

     

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    Hopefully we’ve managed to tell you something you didn’t know. If you have any questions or suggestions as to anything we should add, feel free to send us an email at team@privatetutors.ie

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