Before kicking off your search for the best-talented tutor for your child, you should find out about your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses or at minimum be absolutely clear about what is it that you require your child to be helped with. Look through their schoolbooks to ascertain topics and subjects that would benefit from a dedicated one on one tuition, and speak to their teachers – they have a greater understanding of your child’s education level and needs and can provide invaluable insight to you as well as for your private tutor.
Whether using Parhai Likhai Tutors, another reputable online service, or a personal recommendation from friends or family, child safety is paramount: Parhai Likhai tutors undergo rigorous verification checks before their profiles are published. When a demo invitation is sent to the tutor, contact details about the student and parent remain private throughout the process and are not visible to the tutor. It is only until Parhai Likhai team is satisfied of a great match for student or parent’s needs that contact details are shared between parents and tutors.
The most highly-skilled and/or experienced tutors are can only free up their time for premium charges. Paying premium to secure time with these tutors can be a good strategy if you are looking for expert and advanced support for your subject.
Undergraduate tutors on the other hand could offer a less costly alternative and may also have earlier/immediate availability.
You should carefully consider your requirements first along with your affordability before considering the profile of tutors you need to hire. Under Graduate tutors are equally good (and quite frankly sometimes better as they may be more familiar with the latest practices subject to the topic under consideration).
Don’t discount tutors who are still studying for their universities or colleges. They may also have great knowledge of the subject you need help with and sometimes have impeccable Intermediate, O/A level grades.
It is however not uncommon to be able to sign up qualified tutors if you can start your search early on during the year. Last-minute rush to get a tutor for your child or to help through few weeks before the exam is generally not a great practice. Although it can get you by the phase you need help with, it doesn’t necessarily result in a great experience for either the student, tutor, or the learning process.
At Parhai Likhai, we recommend our tutors to provide introductory demo lessons. Observe their dynamic with your child and check if you feel comfortable with their presence in your home. Get feedback from your child – you would be surprised that they are good judges too. Remember a good tutor will always try to adjust their tutoring style with the child to align with the child’s learning needs. Be aware that getting assistance from tutors for homework is not recommended; scoring highly may feel good in the short term but it creates a false impression of ability that isn’t helpful. Tutors should work on skill development using activities that, over time, will enhance the student’s academic performance.
Good luck with your search for talented tutors with us!
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