Finding A Good Tutor For Your Child

One of the biggest problems that parents face is that their children are sometimes weak in a particular subject in school. This is a problem because classes have many students and the teachers will not always wait for one student to catch up, thereby slowing down the whole class. Thus, parents have to seek tutors for their children, tutors who will work individually with their pupils and ensure that they develop their knowledge and skill.
Finding a good tutor is another matter entirely. There are plenty of fraudsters around who will happily trick unsuspecting and gullible parents while teaching nothing to their children. Or you may come across tutors whose knowledge is great but whose methods of teaching are not. Here are some tips on how to locate and hire a good tutor for your child to learn from:
Check Out Some Sites
There are plenty of tutor sites and portals online where you can find a tutor for French lessons, English lessons, Arabic lessons or any other subject you wish. These sites are customized to provide you with the location, subject, expertise and cost of the tutor in question. Some will require you to log in; others will be free. Look at a few and get a feel for how much they charge, how the fees increase as the tutors are more qualified and experienced etc. Don’t forget that whoever you finally decide on will have access to your home as well as your child so choose carefully.
Look For Recommendations
A few words of praise may be written by anyone, so if you are looking for tutors online, only check out reliable sites that have a certain reputation. It is best if you can get recommendations from the people you know, instead of believing everything on the internet. Some sites however, provide reliable references from former students as well as parents; if a non-native speaker recommends a certain French teacher for lessons, then it’s a fair bet that the teacher is good.
Give a Trial Period
Never hire a tutor for the entire amount of time you wanted straightaway. Let him/her know that they will be on trial for the first month or so, and if you do not see any improvement in your child, let them go. Remember however that it may not always be the fault of the tutor as your child may have improved in aspects other than simply the subject. Their spelling may have improved, even if their writing has not. Be a fair judge, but be firm too.