How to get the most out of tutoring

Tutoring is an investment in your child’s education and you want your child to succeed. The tutor can’t do all the work; your child needs to make effort in tutorial classes so they can benefit as much as possible. Here are some tips for your child to get the most out of their tutorial classes.

Before class:

Of course, it is important to be punctual and get to class on time. It’s impossible to make up time that is missed. Being late is inconsiderate to the other students and the tutor.

It is also important to be prepared and treat it like school. Make sure your child has completed the homework that the tutors have assigned and brings all necessary supplies, books, notes, and worksheets to their session.

Set goals and objectives. Your child should think about what they want to accomplish or learn in the tutorial session.

Have your child make a list of questions to ask in class, even if they don’t have any in mind yet. It’s good to have a plan of what your child wants to get out of the session. Questions should be specific and clear so the tutor can understand what your child needs most help understanding. When students have questions ready, they get more out of their tutoring sessions.

Rank the questions too. The most important or difficult ones should be asked first since there’s only so much time in class.

During class:

Your kid should be focused in class. Learning is active. They should take notes and think about what is being said in class. Read along and do the problems along with the class. Think about how this relates to what they’ve learned before. Put away anything distracting like phones or video games.

They should listen to other student’s questions and the tutor’s answers to those questions. Your child might have the same question themselves or they might learn something that they didn’t think about before.

Keep an open mind. Tutors might have different ideas and it’s important to listen and be receptive to feedback. However, if something isn’t working, don’t be afraid to speak up and express any concerns. Learning takes time and mastering skills doesn’t happen overnight.

After class:

Look over any notes and feedback, think about it, and apply it to your classwork.

Your child should practise time management. They should set aside time for their homework and revising.

If they are stuck on any problems, they should make a note of it and ask questions about it in the next session.

We hope these tips will help your child get the most out of their next tutoring session.

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