Finding Tutoring, Tips from Walter DaLuz
Posted by Walter Da Luz
January 29, 2009, 5:38 am
Finding a tutor for your child can be quite a challenge, but it needn’t be. The trick is to make sure you’re informed about two things. What kind of attention your child needs and what resources are available in your community.
Your first step should be to have a conversation with your child’s teacher. Find out what sorts of challenges your child is facing in class and what skills they’ll need to overcome them. Ask about how they learn, what things do they do in class that they like most and when does it seem that your child is “tuning out”. This will help you make sure the type of tutoring you go for will suit your child’s needs best. Don’t forget that most teachers will make an appointment, before school or after school, to meet with your child to help them work through their difficulties.
Schools today offer many resources, from peer tutoring to extended day sessions to free tutoring with private companies should they qualify. The companies who offer private tutoring fall into two broad types; ones focused on memorization drills and test taking techniques and those who tailor a course of study that helps children master the skills they need in order to do better in school. Both have value, it’s a matter finding out if they offer tutoring in a way that your child will benefit most.
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Here are some Organizations on the LinkEd website that you might find useful for tutoring/ homework help