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02/09/2016

How Parents Should Prepare for Tutoring

To get the most out of your hired tutor, you will need to do some preparation work. Here are some things you should do as a parent before the first tutoring session.

Set Clear Expectations

You need to express clearly to your child and to the tutor what your expectations are, whether your child needs to improve on struggle areas or you want your child to work on advanced material. Should your child do homework with the tutor or should the session focus on extra material? Establish how often you want updates on your child's progress. Do you want a summary after every session, every week, or every month? Making sure that everyone knows what you expect of them will make the process much smoother.

Reinforce Lessons at Home

Take advantage of every opportunity to teach your child and reinforce the lessons. You can assign additional homework, but if the workload is already heavy, there are other ways to involve your child. Have your child help by reading recipes and measuring out the ingredients to improve reading and math skills. Show your child how the concepts apply to everyday life.

Set Simple Goals

Make sure your child understands why you are hiring a tutor, and give her the confidence to ask for help when needed. Work with your child to establish her own goals so that she feels more motivated to achieve them.

Get the Teacher Involved

Inform your child's teacher that you are hiring a tutor. The teacher should give you the syllabus, lesson plans, assignments, past exams, and any other material that will help the tutor understand how your child is performing at school. Meanwhile, find out from the tutor what other supplies and documents will help.

For Tutoring in West Caldwell

Call The Tutoring Center in West Caldwell today at 862-210-8600 to schedule a free diagnostic assessment of your child's needs. Based on the results, we will develop a one-to-one tutoring program that best suits your child. Find out more from our website.

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