Articles: General Tuition Articles - Tips for Tutors New to Tutoring

  1. The Right Attitude For Tutoring

    Mike Article Author

    What is the right attitude for tutoring? If you are passionate and enthusiastic about your subject, you will soon find that your private tutoring becomes more of an enjoyable hobby and less of a job. Tutoring solely for profit should be avoided. The best tutors have a true vocation for teaching.

    Article by , Jul 1, 2013

    How To Motivate Through Tuition

    Mike Article Author

    How Do I Motivate Students? As a teacher, it is essential that you keep your students motivated. Tutors have also been through the educational system as pupils and know the importance of an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience. You may have known this all your life, or it may have become clearer later, when you started tutoring. Regardless of your own experience, motivating your students will always be one of your most important targets.

    Article by , Jul 1, 2013

    Tailoring Your Tuition Methods

    Mike Article Author

    First Meeting When you first meet a new student, one thing you must do is discover the student's learning style and tailor your tutoring sessions accordingly. A typical reason that children and adults have difficulty learning material in a traditional school setting is that the teaching normally focuses on only one style of learning.

    Article by , Jul 1, 2013

    Right Brain and Left Brain Learning

    Mike Article Author

    You've probably heard the terms right-brained and left-brained, but have you ever considered how being right- or left-brained affects your students' learning? While having right or left brain dominance, also called hemispheric dominance, influences the way an individual learns, it does not mean that a left-brained person, for example, uses only the left side of his brain. Each one of us uses both hemispheres of the brain, and most activities and thoughts use both sides of the brain simultaneousl

    Article by , Jul 1, 2013

    Where Should I Tutor From?

    Mike Article Author

    Where Should I Tutor From? This is one of the first questions you should debate when starting private tutoring. Where is the tuition to take place? Depending on your location and your means of transport, the solution can be obvious or tricky. This being said, there are three main options you can chose from: teaching at your home, your student’s home or a neutral place.

    Article by , Jul 1, 2013

    Keeping Track of Your Student’s and Your Progresses

    Mike Article Author

    Keeping a journal has many advantages, you can plan lessons ahead, with a clear view of your schedule and avoids panicky situations when realising how much tuition work you have to do for the following week! It will help you plan assessments and prepare your tutoring. If you are a new tutor, it is strongly recommended that you prepare every lesson carefully, with a structure and lots of examples. This will give you confidence, support and will look professional in the eyes of

    Article by , Jul 1, 2013

    Ascertaining the Entry Behaviour

    Mike Article Author

    Ascertaining the Entry Behaviour. This article focuses on the importance of assessing your student’s current understanding of a topic, areas in which they are weak, their previous techniques for studying and the ways in which you can adapt your lessons to best suit the needs of your student, based on this information.

    Article by , Jul 1, 2013

    1-2-1 Tuition, Strategies and Plan

    Mike Article Author

    Start With 1-2-1 Are you about to start your journey as a tutor? Then it could be a good idea to teach students individually 1-2-1, at least to start with. It can be easier to communicate and build a rapport with individuals, rather than trying to control, communicate and meet the needs of an entire group. You may also find it is simpler to maintain guidance and to hold your student’s concentration.

    Article by , Jul 1, 2013

    UK Tutors Resources

    Mike Article Author

    What Resources Does a Tutor Need? A good tutor should be prepared for each lesson. Tutors should provide their own resources that the pupils will need in each lesson. This should, at the bear minimum, include a range of syllabus related text books, and would be a valuable advantage if the tutor also supplies exam papers.

    Article by , Jun 19, 2013

    Required level of qualification for Tutoring

    Mike Article Author

    Quality of teaching is not always directly related to the level of education. Some subjects of course will require a good understanding of the curriculum, but there is no reason to believe that the higher the education the tutor has, the better at tutoring they are. For argument’s sake, let us use an example of GCSE Biology. A PhD student in biology may be able to teach Biology very well, but this is not to say a tutor with only an A-level in biology will be any worse/better at teaching...

    Article by , Jun 19, 2013

    What is required of tutors?

    Mike Article Author

    Self employment tutors are free to choose when and how to tutor. In order to start you own tutoring business it is essential to be a true professional. A good reputation is mostly based on a good service. The following suggestions can help you make a check list of all the right aptitudes you will need to be on top of your game!

    Article by , Jun 18, 2013
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