Tutoring can be a great way to help students reach their academic goals. But it's important to make sure that the tutoring session is productive and beneficial for both the student and the tutor. Here are four things that both students and guardians should do during an initial tutoring session. The first step is to establish a personal relationship. This is important for both the student and the tutor, as it helps create a comfortable and trusting environment.
Ask questions, get to know each other, and make sure that the student feels comfortable with the tutor. It's also important to verify that things are going at the right speed. Make sure that the student is understanding the material and not getting overwhelmed. If they are having difficulty, take a break or slow down.
You can also take “mini-tests” to ensure understanding. The way you dress as a tutor is also important. Do not overdo it or look below. Wear clean, simple clothes and nothing too distracting. Be professional, but don't forget that you don't work in a corporate environment. Finally, try to make the lesson fun so that your student is looking forward to the next one.
Give your student some independent, fun, academic work. You can also add a fun stretch break or some jumping jacks if your child is sleepy that day. Keep your main goals simple and achievable, and make sure you've reached the main part of your lesson plan no later than 15 minutes.