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The Pros And Cons Of Hiring A Home School Tutor

Oct 20, 2007
The qualities of a tutor play an important role in the overall approach towards a child's education and personality development. Well, the hiring process varies as per the parent's demands. Some tend to choose only the best without bothering about the amount charged by the tutors, while others go in for budget-constraint tutoring.

However, the tutors manage to bring out the best in the case of students who desire to do well, but the problem arises with the students who show a lot of attitude. Regardless of putting in all the effort, students who are not motivated somehow do not do well in academics. The problem is: how to deal with attitude problems? Well it is very simple. All you need to do is encourage the parents of such student to believe in them. Those students who do well get strong support from their parents, as their parents have full faith in them. So initiate some unconditional love with encouraging words to the 'not so motivated' students and watch the magic unfold. Start believing in their potential and never use harsh words to discourage them.

Make their parents understand that they should refrain from scolding their children in front of their relatives or friends for not scoring in exams. Ask them to stop comparing their children's capabilities with that of others. All these things matter a lot and may dampen the child's psyche and spirit. Finally the child may give up if he or she is discouraged.

Getting a good tutor is equally important. A good tutor tries to understand the child's mentality and approaches academics accordingly. The parents should ensure that the tutor pays attention to the average student, to enable the child to do well in academics. It is noticed that tutors pay more attention to the bright students and ignore the average ones. Ensure that you opt for a responsible tutor who guides and tutors all his students equally.

It is a common experience for most of the parents that the tutor stops tutoring a child once he gets another student who is willing to pay a higher fee. In such cases the students suffer a lot. Such situations are stressful, but there is no need to panic. Try to handle the situation wisely. Ensure that you create a written agreement with the tutor. If the tutor stops teaching your child, address the issue in the presence of other parents. Thus a written agreement in advance may protect you from such an unpleasant experience.

Draft a typed agreement and mention everything clearly. Mention that the tutor is allowed to stop tutoring your child only if the tutor gives you a one-month notice in advance. Do mention the full name and IC numbers of both, you and the tutor. You both need to sign this agreement. You can also keep a condition where the tutor needs to continue teaching your child till you find another tutor. At times if you face a situation where the tutor is not ready to teach your child when the exams are approaching, then you may have to offer the person some incentives.
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