How To Prepare for Your First At Home Tutoring Session
Help Your Child To Prepare For Their First At Home Tutoring Session
So your child is falling behind at school and needs at home tutoring… it’s great that there are options available to bring them up to speed and increase their confidence.
But how do you get the most out of a tutoring session? Is there anything you can do to help prepare your child? There is. Here are just a few things you should consider before your first at home tutoring session.
How to prepare your kid’s space and mindset
Taking up tutoring for the first time can be daunting for a kid. This makes preparing your child’s space and mindset essential. There are a number of things to consider…
Your child may be nervous, reluctant, or downright oppositional about getting a tutor. But the beauty of A Team tutors is that they are trained to be able to work with your child to change their mindset, build confidence and get really engaged in the curriculum.
What can you do to set your child’s room up for at home tutoring?
There are several things you can do that will increase productivity and success from each tutoring session. These include:
- Prepare a quiet space
- Internet access
- Helping your child remembers to bring home their work from school, such as notes and textbooks
- If they are using a device for an online session or to take notes in school, have their desk set up near a PowerPoint because kids never remember to charge their devices
- Some open space to move
You should know that all of our tutors tailor the tutoring session to your child’s preferred learning methods. This means they may do unconventional things that involve movement or visual aids, which is why having a little open space is preferable.
What to expect when your child starts tutoring
It may take a couple of sessions to “settle in” to their style and “comfort zone” because every child is different and what works for one might not work for another. Finding the best learning method for your child will allow us to have a greater impact during sessions.
It is important to know that A Team Tutors, or Academic Personal Trainers, always welcome feedback from parents. You also have a Client Support Specialist whose job is to your family and ensure your child’s plan is successful.
What should you do at the end of a tutoring session?
At the end of your child’s tutoring sessions, be sure to get their feedback, too. Ask them about how it went and what they learned. You may just find your child is beaming with new confidence!