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What we look for in a Tutor
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At Top of the Class, we work together with your tutor, your child, your school and yourself to form a network of support to make sure that your child gets the best from their learning.
HOW TO GET YOUR CHILD THE VIP TREATMENT
The most common feedback we receive from parents who are amazed by how much progress their child makes with our tutors, is that they are most impressed that we all work together as a team, using a network of support.
We are also often told that we are the only private home tutoring company whose tutors communicate directly with their student’s teachers at school. Whilst this may make us unique, there are some very good reasons for doing this. Below we outline the three reasons how direct communication between classroom teachers and private home tutors can ensure that your child gets the VIP treatment.
1.Gain Special Insight To Get Ahead
Among all the stress and confusion, it is easy for school students to forget about upcoming assessments or be a bit unclear about which areas they are focusing on in class. If your child’s teacher communicates directly with their home tutor, it means that the tutor (and therefore you as well) will have a much clearer ‘road map’ to navigate the journey of tuition and make sure that your child stays on top of the specific work they are doing in class. If the teacher lets us know what topics they will be covering in coming weeks, we can even help your child get ahead of the rest by being prepared in advance.
2.Work Together To Bridge The Communication Gap
If there are particular areas that your son or daughter are struggling with in class, their teacher will be the first to notice. If your son or daughter shows a better response when learning using one particular method over another, their teacher will be the first person to notice. This is all very valuable insight that can make a huge impact if shared with your child’s home tutor.
Your child’s school teacher will notice particular patterns in your child’s behaviours and learning styles which may change gradually over time as their tuition continues. In fact, your child’s teacher will probably notice these changes more than anyone.
We find that when teachers communicate directly with home tutors, it not only provides the teacher with better insight to help that student in the class more effectively, it also provides the tutor with better insight so they can help that student outside of class more effectively.
3. Plant Positive Seeds Of Thought
Perhaps the most powerful factor that affects a student’s performance at school, is their confidence and self image about their own abilities. As studies have shown, the most important influence on a students self perception is the perception that their teacher has of them.
Your child’s home tutor will write to their school teacher at least once per month to keep them up to date about your child’s progress. This allows them opportunities to ‘plant positive seeds of thought’ about their progress, their abilities and their newly developed strengths.
This will also make their teacher more aware of your child in the classroom and bring their focus into the teacher’s foreground, which is especially important if they had previously been blurring into the background.
THE BEST PRIVATE TUTORs FOR THE BEST RESULTS in sydney
LEARNING...Your child's private tutor will identify their strongest 'intelligences', establish their individual learning styles and adjust their teaching methods for the best results!
UNDERSTANDING...Your child's private tutor will use constructivist teaching methods to build new understanding step by step so that your child builds new knowledge with ease.
THINKING...Your child's private tutor will explore new concepts progressively deeper and expand their understanding by developing higher order thinking skills.
APPLICATION...Your child's private home tutor will focus heavily on boosting their assessment scores by improving their exam taking and assignment competencies, as well as IT and literacy skills.
STRENGTHS...Weaknesses are only those things which have yet to be strengthened. Your personal tutor will strategically discover and develop your child's strengths to overcome weakness.
PASSION...To overcome the boredom barrier, your private home tutor will strategically appeal to your child's interests to make learning more engaging and personally relevant.
CONFIDENCE...Through strategic goal setting and a strong focus on progress, expect to see your child's attitude shine and their motivation drive full steam ahead!
AUTONOMY...Reflective practice is an effective tool used to power efficient learning. Learning from ones mistakes however requires strategic conditioning and adaptation.
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