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Tips to find right tutor for your child

A good teacher helps students clear their concepts, identify their weak areas and make them work on it

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
February 13, 2017 4:50:05 pm
cbse, tutor, tutor jobs, how to choose right tutor, education app, maths tutor, icse board, board exams 2017, education news Take feedback from parents and students who have utilised the services of the tutor in the past. (Thinkstock photo)

The way education in India is shaping, tutors are seen as an essential part of students’ life. There was a time when hiring a subject tutor meant either the child is weak in studies or the school doesn’t have the right faculty.

However with time, things are changing and parents are realising that a good tutor can also be a great mentor. There are a plenty of courses, competitive examinations and universities that most students are unaware of. A good mentor can help them plan their future.

Here are some key criterias to keep in mind to identify the most suitable tutor:

Subject-matter expertise: In order to gauge a tutor’s competence in a subject, the parents should ideally analyse his/ her academic background and past coaching experience.

Demo classes: There is no harm in going for demo classes as it gives an opportunity to identify the connect with the future tutor.

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Communication skills: If the tutor is not able to impart knowledge efficiently then it serves no purpose. Therefore, the parents should do a personal round of discussions to find where he/ she has that trait.

Past success: To judge the efficiency of a particular tutor, it is important to analyse the past academic scores achieved by his/her students.

Feedback: It is important to verify the results through reference checks. Take feedback from parents and students who have utilised the services of the tutor in the past.

Tools and techniques: With so many educational apps and websites around, it is important to identify whether the tutor will be making use of any special techniques such as workbooks/ mock tests or online classes to improve the performance of the student.

Such tools have been observed to have an extremely positive impact in preparing a student for competitive exams.

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The article is written by Vidhu Goyal, founder, WONK, Tutor Booking App

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