Selecting The Right Tutor For Your Child

It can be extremely frustrating to see you child struggling with his or her elementary math facts or beginning to fall behind in those advanced classes like AP Chemistry. In most cases the earlier these issues are addressed the better the outcome will be, so it is important to start searching for a solution immediately.

The solution for many becomes hiring a tutor to assist with your child’s academic challenges. Since every family has different needs selecting the right tutor can make all of the difference in your child’s progress.

Here are a few things to consider when searching for a tutor:

  • Qualifications & Experience – Who will be doing the tutoring? Is the tutor qualified to teach the subject your child needs help with? How much experience does the tutor have?  Not every credentialed teacher is a good fit.  For example a first grade teacher may not be qualified to teach AP Physics or a high school math teach may not have experience teaching grammar school children.
  • Good Fit & Communication – Since everyone is working towards a common goal communication between the tutor, student, teacher and parents is key.  It is important that your child is comfortable with the instructor,  so you should take the tutors social traits into consideration.  Also be sure the tutor will report back to discuss progress, or lack of progress, regularly.
  • Logistics & Convenience – Where and when will the tutoring sessions take place? It is important that the time and location is convenient  so they easily fit into the students daily routine.
  • Cost & Payment Options – Unfortunately hiring a qualified tutor comes at a cost.  Improvement and success may not occur overnight so be sure to discuss time frames and expectations. Also be sure to discuss all tutoring fees as well as the payment arrangements prior to the first tutoring session as well.

Are your ready to get started?  A+ Tutoring Service will design a custom tutoring plan to fit your child’s learning ability. All of our tutors are NJ certified teachers and have experience teaching children of all ages.  Contact us today for a free evaluation.


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Winter Break Motivation Tips

Children  may find it hard to get back into the school routine after the lengthy winter break.  Keeping a child motivated during a holiday break is very important.  It is crucial that you plan ahead for lengthy school breaks so that television and video games are not the only options. Here are some excellent ways that you can keep your children motivated the next time school is closed for an extended period of time.

  • Outdoor activities are a great way to keep your kids active during time off, even in the winter. Regular exercise and fresh air will help to keep your child motivated and well balanced. Participating in activities that can’t always be done when school is in session are great choices.
  • Creating and following a schedule is an important ingredient to a successful motivation strategy. For example, scheduling and enforcing reading time will help keep your child focused and work on responsibility skills.
  • Setting goals and rewarding achievements.  Set small goals that are achievable and reward your children for hitting these goals throughout their vacation. This proven technique will keep your child  focused and motivated.
  • Visiting the library is another great option during a break.  Visits to the library work extremely well with those children that love reading. Family reading time is also a great way to share your childs passion for reading.
  • Working on homework assignments are definitely a motivator.  Many times teachers do not give assignments before long vacations but it does not hurt to look back and work on anything that your child struggled with in the previous semester or work ahead so that your child is better prepared when school re-opens.

By mixing planned activities along with plenty of free time, your child will have lots to do and be sure to stay motivated during their winter break.  If you would like A+ Tutoring Service’s to help motivate your children during the winter break contact us today. Our private tutors will come to your home and work around your busy holiday schedule!

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