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Tutors Guide - Tutoring and Tuition

If you have ever had a child who is doing badly in school then you know how heart breaking and stressful it can be. One of the best ways to get your child to do better is to find a good tutor. These are people who will help teach your child the information they need to know.

Most tutors in North Carolina will work with your child in a one on one environment. This is better than a classroom because it means the teacher is only focused on the learning and development of one student. This helps the student absorb more information about their subjects.

There are two basic kinds of tutors. The first kind or tutor is home tutors. These people will usually come to your home and bring what they need to teach your child with them. This is great if you can’t leave your house or need to go out. Some of these tutors will help “baby-sit” your child and tutor them at the same time. This is a great service for parents who need to leave the home.

The more common tutor is those you must go out to see. The nice thing about this is the tutor usually will have more supplies at their work and will be able to give your child more help.

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Many students and parents are having confusion about what exactly a tutor is.

The diictionary definitions of tutor and teacher are:

Tutor

1. A private instructor.

2. One that gives additional, special, or remedial instruction.

Let's contrast this definition with a definition of a teacher:

Teacher

a person who teaches or instructs, esp. as a profession; instructor.

The main difference between a tutor and a teacher is that a teacher generally introduces new material and the tutor doesn't. A tutor primarily relies on material already introduced by a teacher at one point in time. The tutor can go back to materials from previous years and fill in prior achievement gaps as well.

Many students and parents are also wondering why they need a tutor. There are many reasons why students rely on a tutor. It is a myth that only failing students required tutoring services. Often students at the top of their class prefer working with tutors. A student is not bound to understand every minor detail presented in class and often a teacher does not have the time to reteach every single concept that a student miscomprehended in class. Sadly sometimes teachers do not have the proper experience to competently introduce new material in the classroom nor at a one-on-one session. In some school districts, teachers are not allowed to tutor their students because the administration believes that it may create an unfair advantage. Many students also have achievement gaps from previous years that are holding them back. Different students also learn best through different learning methods. It is impossible for a teacher to be able to approach all of these learning methods. However, a professional tutor can help address all of these issues in a one-on-one setting.

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Enroll In A Math Tutor Training Program To Become A Better Tutor

If you have ever had a child who is doing badly in school then you know how heart breaking and stressful it can be. One of the best ways to get your child to do better is to find a good tutor. These are people who will help teach your child the information they need to know.

Most tutors in North Carolina will work with your child in a one on one environment. This is better than a classroom because it means the teacher is only focused on the learning and development of one student. This helps the student absorb more information about their subjects.

There are two basic kinds of tutors. The first kind or tutor is home tutors. These people will usually come to your home and bring what they need to teach your child with them. This is great if you can’t leave your house or need to go out. Some of these tutors will help “baby-sit” your child and tutor them at the same time. This is a great service for parents who need to leave the home.

The more common tutor is those you must go out to see. The nice thing about this is the tutor usually will have more supplies at their work and will be able to give your child more help.

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Tuition is a lucrative business - and a deceptive one at times. Do not get me wrong. I'm not implying that there are tuition centres that are out to cheat you. It's just an inherent flaw in the system which makes quality control an uphill task. And this inevitably forms the root of the problem.

More often than not, we hear parents relating incidents where they were 'cheated' by tuition agencies for assigning 'lousy' tutors to their children, complaints of the rising costs of education, and the escalating stress levels their children face. Quite recently, the press had also released a full- page report on the 'omni-presence' of tuition among school children. Evidently, school is no longer from Monday to Friday. It's every day.

Among the many subjects offered in Primary schools, students seem to find it hardest to excel in the math and sciences; some barely pass. Why? You may wonder. These are subjects that require conceptual knowledge, logical thinking, and creativity to solve the problem at hand - skills that are relatively hard to master (unless you have the natural gift for it), and definitely not something which one could grasp given the short time span in the classroom. In other words, in order to fully understand the subject, one needs to attempt questions, make mistakes, and learn from them. Such thorough work cannot be done only on the night before the exam! And that's when tuition comes into the picture.

The role of a tutor is to consistently teach, clarify doubts, and ultimately lead his student onto the path to success in the exams. Unfortunately, this rosy picture is not always fulfilled and by the time parents realize that, it's too late.

Searching for a Math/Science tutor is a tedious process. Not only does one need to look at the tutor's qualifications, one needs to know what the tutor is doing during lesson time and most importantly their child's development. The first criteria tends to be screened by tuition centres and agencies, but the second requirement is usually neglected. Due to the nature of the skills demanded by Math/Science, a student's progress can be painstakingly slow. But remember, exams never wait! Their improvement is slowed down further or even put to a halt when the tutor does not do a proper job. Some of these signs are listed below:

- Looking at your child do his/her school homework, which essentially takes up the entire duration of the tuition, while the tutor does something unrelated.
- Building such a good rapport with your child that they discuss anything except the subject to be taught
- Not marking/ checking your child's work
- Not explaining your child's mistakes to him/her
- Always cancelling/ postponing the lesson.
- Giving your child a shorter class duration than what was paid for.

Since busy parents tend to overlook these minor details, the damage made to their child's grades becomes irreparable when the exam draws near. Instead of frantically searching for another tuition centre, or waiting in vain for the agency to assign another tutor with a matching schedule and location, some parents in Singapore have turned towards a slightly more unconventional alternative.

Online tutoring has been an up-and-coming trend over these past few years. This is especially so in countries such as the US where tuition becomes an email or mouse-click away. This service tends to be utilized by students who require extra assistance in their studies and whose teachers are too preoccupied to answer their numerous queries in time. It is often favoured for the lower costs, convenience and daily support it provides. The tutor, too, benefits from this online working relationship with more flexibility to think outside 'tuition time' compared to a face-to-face session. Hence, students are assured of higher quality answers to their questions. However, an occasional meet-up is possible through prior arrangement should the need ever arise.

With national exams such as the PSLE round the corner, we still see parents hunting for tutors so as to help their children improve or maintain their grades after the prelims. This is good as it attests to the level of importance parents place on their children's education. Yet, one may need to take a step back to re-assess the stringency of checkpoints placed in the general tutoring community too.

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Enroll In A Math Tutor Training Program To Become A Better Tutor

If you have ever had a child who is doing badly in school then you know how heart breaking and stressful it can be. One of the best ways to get your child to do better is to find a good tutor. These are people who will help teach your child the information they need to know.

Most tutors in North Carolina will work with your child in a one on one environment. This is better than a classroom because it means the teacher is only focused on the learning and development of one student. This helps the student absorb more information about their subjects.

There are two basic kinds of tutors. The first kind or tutor is home tutors. These people will usually come to your home and bring what they need to teach your child with them. This is great if you can’t leave your house or need to go out. Some of these tutors will help “baby-sit” your child and tutor them at the same time. This is a great service for parents who need to leave the home.

The more common tutor is those you must go out to see. The nice thing about this is the tutor usually will have more supplies at their work and will be able to give your child more help.

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1. What do you charge? Fees can range anywhere from $15-$75/hour. Usually at the lower end of the scale are people without degrees or teaching credentials. They could also be high school or college students looking to earn some additional income. Depending on their academic knowledge and their ability to explain things, these less expensive tutors may or may not be a good match for your child. At the upper end of the scale are people with advanced degrees (Masters and Doctorates) as well as college professors. Again, just because they look good on paper and charge a lot of money doesn't mean they are the best tutors. What you are looking for is someone your child can relate to and understand, someone who explains things in different ways until your child "gets it." Feel lucky if you can find a certified teacher who has a good rapport with your child that charges anywhere between $20-$40/hour.

2. What is the length of a session, and how often should the student meet with you? To be the most effective, tutors should meet with students 2-3 times a week. Sessions can range from 1/2 hour to 2 hours, depending on the age of your child. Very young children have short attention spans and should meet more often but for shorter periods of time. High school students can focus for up to two hours if the tutor varies the activities and keeps the discussions lively. Even if students are attending 2 hour sessions, they should still meet with a tutor at least twice a week. By only meeting once a week, students are not able to get enough feedback about the material they are covering and do not have the consistency they need to succeed in their problem areas.

3. How long have you been tutoring? Tutors who have at least one year of experience have had time to work out the kinks in their systems. That's not to say that tutors just starting out won't be excellent teachers for your student, especially if they have previous experience as teachers. However, novice tutors probably haven't worked out their billing system or their cancellation policy or other types of business matters. They may not have as many resources available to them as tutors who have been in business longer. Conversely, just because a tutor has 20 years of experience doesn't mean he/she will be a good match for your child. Sometimes older tutors get set in their ways and have difficulty adjusting their system to new material or children with problems focusing. Making sure your student gets along with the tutor is one of the most important factors in ensuring the relationship is a successful one.

4. Are you a certified teacher? Certified teachers have had to pass minimum competency exams in their areas of expertise. So you can be sure that a certified teacher has a certain basic knowledge of educational concepts and at least some level of proficiency in his/her subject areas. Generally teachers are either certified as elementary (covering grades K-8) or secondary (covering grades 6-12). As you can see, the certifications overlap at grades 6-8, the middle school years. So teachers with either elementary or secondary certifications would be qualified to tutor these grade levels. Depending on the age of your child, you want to try to get a teacher with the appropriate certification. That's not to say a teacher with a secondary certification can't help an elementary student or vice versa. It's just that teachers with an elementary certification have had specialized training dealing with younger children whereas teachers with a secondary certification have had more opportunity to focus on more difficult subject matter.

5. How do you handle kids with learning problems like ADHD and dyslexia? Teachers should be aware that students with learning difficulties often require different strategies than students who have not been diagnosed with these challenges. Tutors should be able to outline some of their specific strategies for helping your child based on what his/her problem happens to be. For example, what do they do when your ADHD daughter just can't seem to focus? What kind of approach would they take with helping your dyslexic son learn to read? You need to make sure that tutors are sensitive to these types of learning issues and have strategies in place to deal with them. One of the qualities that all tutors require is patience, so it would be beneficial to you to observe a tutoring session to see for yourself how patient the tutor is with your student. If the tutor does not allow parents to watch a session, perhaps they would allow you to tape or video record a session, so that it is less distracting for your child. Also, get feedback from your children as to how helpful the tutor is. Don't continue with a tutor who your child does not like and is not enthusiastic about seeing.

6. What is your area of expertise? Different tutors will have different strengths and weaknesses. Just ask the tutor what they feel comfortable teaching. Your high school sophomore might need help in Geometry, Chemistry, and Spanish. But it is unlikely you will find a tutor who is able to teach all 3 of these subjects. Often someone good with Math with also be good in Science, and someone good in English will also be good with a foreign language. But you might also find that someone with an English degree is also excellent with first year Algebra. You just never know. So you should find out what the tutor's credentials are and how much experience they have teaching the various subjects your student needs help with. Then make an informed decision about whether the tutor is qualified to help your student with the subject. High school students may need to see more than one tutor in order to get all their questions answered for each subject area.

7. What age student do you like to work with? Many teachers have definite preferences about what age student they like to work with. Some just enjoy helping younger students because they like the enthusiasm and energy little ones have. Also, many tutors feel that certain upper-level material is over their heads and feel more comfortable working with easier subject matter. On the other hand, some tutors prefer working with older students because they relate to teenagers better and haven't had the training necessary to be able to relate to smaller children. Of course there are some extra special teachers who can effectively work with students of any age. So just find out what age student the tutor feels comfortable with and make sure that matches the age of your child.

8. Do you have any references? Tutors who have been working for at least a year should be able to provide you with the names and phone numbers of other clients who are happy with their services. If tutors are just starting out, they may not have names of any past clients, but they should be able to give you the names of former employers, teachers, or friends who can vouch for their character. If any of the references you contact seem the least bit unsure about whether the tutor is good with kids, then you should look elsewhere for help. If a person is willing to give you references, then they should be good references that inspire confidence in the tutor's ability to teach your child.

9. Where do you tutor? Find out if a tutor prefers to work at his/her home, your home, or a neutral location like a library. Many tutors like to work at their own home. First of all, it is more efficient for them. They can line up clients back-to-back and not lose any time on the road or be caught out if their tutoring student cancels on them. Tutors also find it easier to have all their supplies and materials on hand without having to tote them around and possibly forget something they will need to effectively teach the student. If tutors use their own home, make sure that they are working at a well lit place conducive to studying with no distractions. Also, make sure you feel comfortable leaving your son or daughter alone with them. If not, ask the tutor to let you stay in a nearby room during the tutoring session. Other tutors will travel to your home. Expect to pay an additional fee for this service, since the tutor will be out additional time and gas money to travel to you. For tutors who feel their home is not suitable for tutoring (because they have young children or live in a small apartment), they prefer to travel to their clients' homes, and some of them will not charge any additional fee. Other tutors prefer a neutral location for tutoring like a library because they think it more conducive to studying, and it ensures the safety of both the tutor and the student.

10. What is your cancellation policy? Don't be surprised if your tutor requires you to sign a paper that says if you cancel a tutoring session without at least 24 hours notice, then you will be charged for that session. Tutors make their schedules based on an agreed upon time with their clients. Often they will have other clients who would like to tutor at the same time your student is scheduled, but they have to turn away this business because you are already taking up that time slot. If you cancel and the tutor is unable to fill that slot, the tutor has lost some of his/her anticipated income for that day. In the case of illness or an unexpected emergency, most tutors will allow you to make up that tutoring session at another time. Also, you should know what the tutor's policy is if he/she has to cancel on you. You should receive a make-up lesson or a refund for that session. If a tutor cancels on you more than 3 times in a semester, then you should consider looking for another tutor.

11. Do you require me to sign a contract? Don't worry if a tutor asks you to sign a paper that confirms the hourly rate, documents how often he/she will get paid, and outlines the cancellation policy. This contract will benefit both you and the tutor. After all, this is a business relationship, and it is good for both parties to have in writing the details about payment and cancellations. However, if a tutor wants you to sign a contract that commits you to paying for a specified number of sessions in advance, then you should beware. What if your son tells you after the second session that the tutor is not being helpful, and he hates her? You don't want to have to keep taking him to her just because you signed a contract that says they will have 10 sessions together. And you don't want to lose all the money you spent and get no help at all. Then you are stuck. Just read the contract carefully, and if there are parts of it you don't agree with, discuss them with the tutor and see if you can modify the contract. If you can't, don't sign the contract and look for another tutor.

12. Can we meet with you? Most tutors will agree to meet with the parents and student (at no charge) before they begin tutoring. This meeting should allow you the opportunity to check out the home of the tutor and inspect the area where the tutoring will take place to make sure it is suitable. If you are scheduling tutoring at a location other than the tutor's home, this meeting will serve as a job interview. Make sure the student is able to attend this meeting. How the student relates to the tutor is much more important than whether or not the parents like the tutor. If the tutor only talks to the parents and ignores the student, you may want to seriously consider whether or not the tutor will be able to communicate educational information to your child. If the tutor seems more interested in your child than you, take it as a good sign, a sign that the tutor genuinely likes kids. Of course you will want to make sure the tutor communicates with you and finds out your expectations for tutoring. If the tutor cannot meet with you because of scheduling conflicts, the tutor may be too busy to take on additional clients and may not have the time to give your child the attention he/she deserves.

13. Do you offer any guarantees? There are no guarantees in life. You may want the tutor to promise you that the student's grades will improve or that the student will study more or that student will start to have a better attitude about doing homework. While all these things might result from your student working with a tutor, the tutor can't promise that they will happen. Remember if your child is behind in school, it will take awhile to catch up. Don't expect an instant fix to the problem. If you know your student is two grade levels behind, don't expect him/her to catch in one six weeks. So how will you know if the money you are spending for a tutor is worth it? If your student doesn't mind going to tutoring, and the tutor can show you what they are working on regularly, then you can trust that they are making progress. Of course the ultimate goal of tutoring is for the student to become an independent learner, so you should make sure the tutor is encouraging the student to take responsibility for his/her studies and not simply helping the student complete his/her homework.

14. When do you get paid? The way tutors get paid will vary with each one. Tutors can get paid for each individual session, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Some tutors will want their money in advance while others are content to get paid after services have been rendered. Some tutors will be flexible about when they get paid and others will not. Just remember that the tutor also has bills to pay, and so if they have a certain way they want to be paid, try to accommodate them. If they have a lot of clients and each one pays in a different way, it will be hard for them to keep track of who has paid and who has not. Make sure you work out an agreement about payment in advance of beginning tutoring so that everyone will know what to expect.

15. Will you invoice me? Many tutors will not have the capability to take credit cards, but if they do, you will have a record of your payment when you receive your credit card statement each month. If you pay by check, keeping a record is easy. You either have it on a duplicate check or on your monthly statement. However, if you pay cash, make sure the tutor gives you a written receipt with the date you made the payment and what the payment covers (the dates and lengths of the tutoring sessions). Many tutors will provide you with a typed invoice for tutoring. If so, keep them in a file folder and make a notation on them about how you paid. If you pay with check, write the check number, amount, and date paid on the invoice. If you pay with cash, simply make a notation of the amount paid in cash and the date you paid it. If you want, you can even have the tutor initial the information for verification. This kind of record keeping ensures that there is never any discrepancy between you and the tutor regarding payment.

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If you have ever had a child who is doing badly in school then you know how heart breaking and stressful it can be. One of the best ways to get your child to do better is to find a good tutor. These are people who will help teach your child the information they need to know.

Most tutors in North Carolina will work with your child in a one on one environment. This is better than a classroom because it means the teacher is only focused on the learning and development of one student. This helps the student absorb more information about their subjects.

There are two basic kinds of tutors. The first kind or tutor is home tutors. These people will usually come to your home and bring what they need to teach your child with them. This is great if you can’t leave your house or need to go out. Some of these tutors will help “baby-sit” your child and tutor them at the same time. This is a great service for parents who need to leave the home.

The more common tutor is those you must go out to see. The nice thing about this is the tutor usually will have more supplies at their work and will be able to give your child more help.

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Choosing a personal language trainer can be tough and even tougher if you are trying to find a language tutor who sells their services online. The recent wave of high speed Internet installation around the world has allowed people access to an online English or other language tutor. Online language tutors can help you with a variety of topics in a multitude of format such as email, e-newsletters, instant message in real time or over vo-ip and a webcam/headset using Skype or MSN Messenger.

While the Internet proves it's possible to find just about anything you want, it should not be taken lightly because there are a lot of unprofessional people pretending to offer you a service for lower than normal prices. When choosing an online language tutor you should consider the following in deciding.

- Is the price to good to be true? A lot of companies won't tell you this but they will actually use non-native language speakers especially if you are looking for an English tutor. Expect to pay between $25-$35USD per hour for a highly qualified native English speaker.

- Does the company use qualified teachers and will they give you the profiles of the teachers.

- Make sure your tutor went to an actual university that is accredited as many online English tutors have started to post ads on Craigslist using a fraudulent English teaching degree from a degree mill in order to get in on the excellent money that online English teachers can make.

- If you use a private company, ask them what qualifications that their teachers must have.

- Find out where the company is located. You want to find a language company that is located in an English speaking country such as Canada. If the company is located in a non-English speaking country expect to get non-native speakers. Companies have also been known to be located in another country half way around the world and say all their teachers are in Canada or the United States. You should be very wary of this as the quality has been known to be lower at these companies. They may charge a lot less but be aware that most of the time these companies will accept anybody who can speak English without the rigorous standards you would expect from a Canadian or American company.

- Find out the hours the company can work with you. Most large online English language schools can offer a wide variety of times to suit your busy schedule.

This list is not to be taken as a perfect guideline to follow but rather to help you start your search on the wide open Internet for an online English language tutor. The Internet has been known sometimes as the wild west of commerce and you should not take this lightly as there are still scams and con artists trying to take your hard earned money. A lot of companies are building a great reputation selling their online language services, so take your time and ask a lot of questions before you decide.

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If you have ever had a child who is doing badly in school then you know how heart breaking and stressful it can be. One of the best ways to get your child to do better is to find a good tutor. These are people who will help teach your child the information they need to know.

Most tutors in North Carolina will work with your child in a one on one environment. This is better than a classroom because it means the teacher is only focused on the learning and development of one student. This helps the student absorb more information about their subjects.

There are two basic kinds of tutors. The first kind or tutor is home tutors. These people will usually come to your home and bring what they need to teach your child with them. This is great if you can’t leave your house or need to go out. Some of these tutors will help “baby-sit” your child and tutor them at the same time. This is a great service for parents who need to leave the home.

The more common tutor is those you must go out to see. The nice thing about this is the tutor usually will have more supplies at their work and will be able to give your child more help.

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Being a home tutor is an enjoyable experience which I would recommend to anyone who can make the grade. You are welcomed into homes as a valued guest, your knowledge is sought after and you are well-paid at the end of each lesson. Unfortunately it is not for everyone so here's a simple test to see if you have the 'right stuff' to become a tutor. Please note that a tutor does not necessarily need to be or have been a teacher.

Qualifications

Contrary to the view which the odd teacher might expound, you can't tutor something which you do not know yourself. Do you have appropriately high qualifications in the subject you wish to provide tuition in?

Communicating

Do you like talking and explaining? Are you patient? Is your voice clear and devoid of strong accent? Do you have a thorough grasp of the language you will be using to teach the lesson in?

Interest

Do you enjoy your chosen tuition subject? Does it still fill you with enthusiasm and can you convey that in the lesson?

Patience

In most cases, the student will be coming to you for help. The probability is that you will be asked to tutor a subject that they find difficult and, presumably, which you found easy. Can you make the adjustment and be patient with them for the whole of every lesson?

Traveling

About two thirds of your work as a tutor will be in someone else's home. Do you have a car? If not, is the local bus or train service reliable and intensive enough to allow you to get to just about anywhere within a 5-mile radius within the hours of 5pm and 8pm (earlier if you want to tutor younger children)?

Dedication

Are you the type of person who can drag themselves out of a warm house on a cold, wet winter's night? Are you prepared to put off all but the most pressing of personal matters while you complete your tutor obligations?

Availability

Do you have early evenings and/or weekends available on a regular basis (ie so that at least 95% of the time you will be able to attend)? Is it possible you might have to leave the area and therefore abandon your students?

Personal

How does your partner or family feel about your absences from tea until after supper? What about at the weekend - will they mind waiting for you to come back from your tutoring?

Support

Do you have a good supply of books, CD's, DVD's, past exam papers or other materials? Are you prepared to give up time visiting libraries and car-boot sales to get fresh tutoring matter?

Money

If you are a good tutor then you can almost rely on the money you will earn from your tutoring work. Under no circumstances and no matter how good your tuition is, can you count 100% on a particular income. Cancellations will occur and you will need to accommodate them. If you have to earn a particular sum per week, find a regular job.

If you feel that this article describes you then you may have what it takes to be a home tutor!

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If you have ever had a child who is doing badly in school then you know how heart breaking and stressful it can be. One of the best ways to get your child to do better is to find a good tutor. These are people who will help teach your child the information they need to know.

Most tutors in North Carolina will work with your child in a one on one environment. This is better than a classroom because it means the teacher is only focused on the learning and development of one student. This helps the student absorb more information about their subjects.

There are two basic kinds of tutors. The first kind or tutor is home tutors. These people will usually come to your home and bring what they need to teach your child with them. This is great if you can’t leave your house or need to go out. Some of these tutors will help “baby-sit” your child and tutor them at the same time. This is a great service for parents who need to leave the home.

The more common tutor is those you must go out to see. The nice thing about this is the tutor usually will have more supplies at their work and will be able to give your child more help.

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Tuition is a lucrative business - and a deceptive one at times. Do not get me wrong. I'm not implying that there are tuition centres that are out to cheat you. It's just an inherent flaw in the system which makes quality control an uphill task. And this inevitably forms the root of the problem.

More often than not, we hear parents relating incidents where they were 'cheated' by tuition agencies for assigning 'lousy' tutors to their children, complaints of the rising costs of education, and the escalating stress levels their children face. Quite recently, the press had also released a full- page report on the 'omni-presence' of tuition among school children. Evidently, school is no longer from Monday to Friday. It's every day.

Among the many subjects offered in Primary schools, students seem to find it hardest to excel in the math and sciences; some barely pass. Why? You may wonder. These are subjects that require conceptual knowledge, logical thinking, and creativity to solve the problem at hand - skills that are relatively hard to master (unless you have the natural gift for it), and definitely not something which one could grasp given the short time span in the classroom. In other words, in order to fully understand the subject, one needs to attempt questions, make mistakes, and learn from them. Such thorough work cannot be done only on the night before the exam! And that's when tuition comes into the picture.

The role of a tutor is to consistently teach, clarify doubts, and ultimately lead his student onto the path to success in the exams. Unfortunately, this rosy picture is not always fulfilled and by the time parents realize that, it's too late.

Searching for a Math/Science tutor is a tedious process. Not only does one need to look at the tutor's qualifications, one needs to know what the tutor is doing during lesson time and most importantly their child's development. The first criteria tends to be screened by tuition centres and agencies, but the second requirement is usually neglected. Due to the nature of the skills demanded by Math/Science, a student's progress can be painstakingly slow. But remember, exams never wait! Their improvement is slowed down further or even put to a halt when the tutor does not do a proper job. Some of these signs are listed below:

- Looking at your child do his/her school homework, which essentially takes up the entire duration of the tuition, while the tutor does something unrelated.
- Building such a good rapport with your child that they discuss anything except the subject to be taught
- Not marking/ checking your child's work
- Not explaining your child's mistakes to him/her
- Always cancelling/ postponing the lesson.
- Giving your child a shorter class duration than what was paid for.

Since busy parents tend to overlook these minor details, the damage made to their child's grades becomes irreparable when the exam draws near. Instead of frantically searching for another tuition centre, or waiting in vain for the agency to assign another tutor with a matching schedule and location, some parents in Singapore have turned towards a slightly more unconventional alternative.

Online tutoring has been an up-and-coming trend over these past few years. This is especially so in countries such as the US where tuition becomes an email or mouse-click away. This service tends to be utilized by students who require extra assistance in their studies and whose teachers are too preoccupied to answer their numerous queries in time. It is often favoured for the lower costs, convenience and daily support it provides. The tutor, too, benefits from this online working relationship with more flexibility to think outside 'tuition time' compared to a face-to-face session. Hence, students are assured of higher quality answers to their questions. However, an occasional meet-up is possible through prior arrangement should the need ever arise.

With national exams such as the PSLE round the corner, we still see parents hunting for tutors so as to help their children improve or maintain their grades after the prelims. This is good as it attests to the level of importance parents place on their children's education. Yet, one may need to take a step back to re-assess the stringency of checkpoints placed in the general tutoring community too.

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If you have ever had a child who is doing badly in school then you know how heart breaking and stressful it can be. One of the best ways to get your child to do better is to find a good tutor. These are people who will help teach your child the information they need to know.

Most tutors in North Carolina will work with your child in a one on one environment. This is better than a classroom because it means the teacher is only focused on the learning and development of one student. This helps the student absorb more information about their subjects.

There are two basic kinds of tutors. The first kind or tutor is home tutors. These people will usually come to your home and bring what they need to teach your child with them. This is great if you can’t leave your house or need to go out. Some of these tutors will help “baby-sit” your child and tutor them at the same time. This is a great service for parents who need to leave the home.

The more common tutor is those you must go out to see. The nice thing about this is the tutor usually will have more supplies at their work and will be able to give your child more help.

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Choosing a personal language trainer can be tough and even tougher if you are trying to find a language tutor who sells their services online. The recent wave of high speed Internet installation around the world has allowed people access to an online English or other language tutor. Online language tutors can help you with a variety of topics in a multitude of format such as email, e-newsletters, instant message in real time or over vo-ip and a webcam/headset using Skype or MSN Messenger.

While the Internet proves it's possible to find just about anything you want, it should not be taken lightly because there are a lot of unprofessional people pretending to offer you a service for lower than normal prices. When choosing an online language tutor you should consider the following in deciding.

- Is the price to good to be true? A lot of companies won't tell you this but they will actually use non-native language speakers especially if you are looking for an English tutor. Expect to pay between $25-$35USD per hour for a highly qualified native English speaker.

- Does the company use qualified teachers and will they give you the profiles of the teachers.

- Make sure your tutor went to an actual university that is accredited as many online English tutors have started to post ads on Craigslist using a fraudulent English teaching degree from a degree mill in order to get in on the excellent money that online English teachers can make.

- If you use a private company, ask them what qualifications that their teachers must have.

- Find out where the company is located. You want to find a language company that is located in an English speaking country such as Canada. If the company is located in a non-English speaking country expect to get non-native speakers. Companies have also been known to be located in another country half way around the world and say all their teachers are in Canada or the United States. You should be very wary of this as the quality has been known to be lower at these companies. They may charge a lot less but be aware that most of the time these companies will accept anybody who can speak English without the rigorous standards you would expect from a Canadian or American company.

- Find out the hours the company can work with you. Most large online English language schools can offer a wide variety of times to suit your busy schedule.

This list is not to be taken as a perfect guideline to follow but rather to help you start your search on the wide open Internet for an online English language tutor. The Internet has been known sometimes as the wild west of commerce and you should not take this lightly as there are still scams and con artists trying to take your hard earned money. A lot of companies are building a great reputation selling their online language services, so take your time and ask a lot of questions before you decide.

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If you have ever had a child who is doing badly in school then you know how heart breaking and stressful it can be. One of the best ways to get your child to do better is to find a good tutor. These are people who will help teach your child the information they need to know.

Most tutors in North Carolina will work with your child in a one on one environment. This is better than a classroom because it means the teacher is only focused on the learning and development of one student. This helps the student absorb more information about their subjects.

There are two basic kinds of tutors. The first kind or tutor is home tutors. These people will usually come to your home and bring what they need to teach your child with them. This is great if you can’t leave your house or need to go out. Some of these tutors will help “baby-sit” your child and tutor them at the same time. This is a great service for parents who need to leave the home.

The more common tutor is those you must go out to see. The nice thing about this is the tutor usually will have more supplies at their work and will be able to give your child more help.

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Students across the United States regularly struggle with their confidence in math and writing. Although they deal with numbers everyday as well as speak and communicate effectively they don't have the confidence or skill level yet to test well and perform to their greatest academic potential, yet. This is where a private tutor comes in. Aside from in classroom explanations from teachers and at home support from parents and guardians, students look to their tutors for that additional clarification of the three most challenging subjects of math, English and science. Students request further academic assistance in these subjects throughout elementary, middle and high school which includes college entrance exam preparations too. So an academic assistance facility in practically every city is always searching for new talent that can stick around to help the younger students develop the study skills and application skills to excel in their trouble subjects and enjoy all of the academic process some day.

First, a private tutor in math is often required to have a strong background and understanding in high school math because they are more often than not required to help with algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. When some adults here those words to this day they cringe. Therefore, high school students are left to turn to their classmates for help outside of class but sometimes the students that are getting the A's and B's still require help every once in a while too. So a private tutor in this academic area is highly coveted so individuals of varying age and background looking for additional or first time employment should definitely highlight their skills in math in order to find a great position on one of many websites dedicated to this form of scholastic assistance. Second, in English one can be required for every aspect of the learning, speaking and writing process. They can often be asked to assist with grammar and vocabulary to very young kids, essay writing and proofreading to the older kids and communication skills with English as a second language for the adult learners. The specialization that a private tutor takes on is truly dependent upon the direction that he or she would like to take in the short or long run professionally.

Last but not least are the sciences, the fun subjects. The one on one interaction with a student during biology, chemistry and physics experiments help to make the learning process tangible. Tutors work with parents and teachers to be a huge part of helping a student discover exploration in academics with visual, auditory or tactile learning styles.

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If you have ever had a child who is doing badly in school then you know how heart breaking and stressful it can be. One of the best ways to get your child to do better is to find a good tutor. These are people who will help teach your child the information they need to know.

Most tutors in North Carolina will work with your child in a one on one environment. This is better than a classroom because it means the teacher is only focused on the learning and development of one student. This helps the student absorb more information about their subjects.

There are two basic kinds of tutors. The first kind or tutor is home tutors. These people will usually come to your home and bring what they need to teach your child with them. This is great if you can’t leave your house or need to go out. Some of these tutors will help “baby-sit” your child and tutor them at the same time. This is a great service for parents who need to leave the home.

The more common tutor is those you must go out to see. The nice thing about this is the tutor usually will have more supplies at their work and will be able to give your child more help.

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The tutoring market is enjoying rapid growth across the spectrum of subjects and levels of education in Australia. Currently, according to Standards Australia, about 25% of Australia's 4 million students receive supplementary private tutoring every year. This number continues to grow as parents all over the world are recognising the importance of education in the increasingly competitive employment industry.

There is also an international trend toward supplementary education. Struggling students in conventional classrooms right through to brilliant students who do not feel challenged enough at school are taking up private tutoring. Many parents of average students want to maximise their child's educational opportunities and encourage a deeper interest in school subjects.

The rise in identification of psychological disorders such as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and Aspergers Syndrome has also driven the home tutoring market upwards with schools unable to provide the necessary one-on-one attention these students need to perform well in school. The increasing population and the burden that places on the educational system results inevitably in larger class sizes with typical classes having over 30 students. Amazing results can be achieved by choosing the right private tutor for a child that is struggling at school.

The credit crunch doesn't seem to have slowed demand for home tutoring services. A child's education is perceived as an essential investment by many parents, who are willing to sacrifice spending on commercial goods and luxury items before cutting back on home tutoring expenses. Time will tell if this trend continues but for now home tutoring seems to be bucking the trend in the current global economic downturn. The number of people working as home tutors seems set to soar as people are made redundant or have their hours cut back and turn to alternative ways to make money. We're predicting that freelance tutors and home based services will balloon over the next few years as more and more people seek out additional revenue streams.

Most parents have little knowledge of what to look for in a tutor and so tend to rely on recommendation and reputation when making decisions regarding their child's education. It can be a slow process building up a client base from scratch as a private tutor as so many people use word-of-mouth and trusted referrals to find a local tutor. Many tutors are turning to agencies to find clients which can act as a win-win with parents who prefer to have the buffer of a management company along with the assurance of child safety checks and reference checks.

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