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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