When your child needs to find a tutor, your gut instinct may be to search ‘tutors near me.’ Hopefully Google or Gumtree will unearth a gem – but it could definitely be a big mistake!
While it may be convenient, you need to base your search for a tutor on their professionalism, their experience, and their knowledge. You want to find a tutor who makes your child’s education a priority during their sessions, rather than just chasing a fee. A Team Tuition has local tutors all over South East Queensland and across Australia that are perfect for your child’s needs – so instead of settling for any old “tutor near me” – find the RIGHT tutor near you!
What to look for in a local tutor
Finding the most geographically close option to you might seem like the easiest way to find a tutor. But should location be your top priority? Your child’s education is important – to both you as their parent, and them as a future fully capable adult. You need to do research into your child’s tutor before hiring.
Firstly, determine whether the local tutor’s abilities/teaching style coincides with your child’s needs. Do they offer tutorial sessions based on the individual needs of the child? Are they prepared to deal with any barriers to your child’s learning, such as a learning disability, poor self-esteem or a reluctant attitude towards studying? These can be huge barriers to cross, especially for children who have struggled with their education long-term.
Next, you need to discover whether the tutor’s approach to learning suits the way your child learns. If your child is a visual learner, will the tutor be able to adapt for this? If your child learns by doing, will the tutor be able to produce sessions that cater for this? Can they explain complex concepts to your child in a way that makes comprehension easier? This can be crucial to unlocking that ‘aha’ moment, when the concept just clicks in their mind.
Will the tutor you hire act professionally? You need to ensure that your child can develop a routine when it comes to studying. A good tutor will support your child and their education in a way that puts your child’s needs first. If you hire a tutor purely for their convenient location, questions of reliability could become an issue. A lack of consistency is not conducive to a productive study environment, and your child will just wind up more overwhelmed than when they started.
Don’t forget the police background check. Hiring a tutor from Gumtree or a local Facebook page might mean that they don’t have this incredibly important document. They may not be sufficiently blue carded. They also might not have insurance or the proper training. If they don’t have an understanding of the subject matter or of the various teaching methods that exist, how are they going to help your child? Just because there is a tutor near me, doesn’t mean I want that tutor near my child!
Why choose A Team Tuition?
At A Team Tuition, we believe local tutors should have the right experience and credentials. You can get the best of both worlds! A Team Tuition offers one-on-one tutoring sessions in the comfort of your own home, or online if this is preferred. Our sessions are conducted by professionals with the exceptional training, the right priorities, and the ability to make a true difference to your child’s educational mindset. We get excellent results from tailoring the sessions to suit your child’s needs. Whether you live in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Toowoomba or Ipswich, there are local tutors that can help. Don’t just settle for the first local tutor you find –choose the RIGHT “tutor near me”.