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16-12-2020 - - 0 comments
Questions parents should ask tutors

Tutoring is a great way to supplement the learning your child receives in school and is a great way to improve their progress and educational outcomes. Smile Tutors has lots of amazing, experienced and fully vetted tutors for you to choose from but  it’s important that you choose the right one for your child. 

To help you find the right tutor for you and your child, you’ll need to ask each of the tutors you’re considering some questions. We’ve put together some of the questions we think are most important for you to ask below.

  • How much tutoring experience do you have? How many children have you worked with?
  • What educational experience do you have? 
  • How have you helped other students? What kind of improvements have you seen?
  • How often do you recommend my child have sessions?
  • My child needs help with (name the specific subject, such as reading). What would you do to help him?
  • Do you have experience working with different learning styles?
  • What approach do you take when a student “isn’t getting it”?
  • How do you measure progress?
  • How will feedback be given?
  • When are you available?
  • Do you offer a free trial?

Safeguarding is one thing that you won’t need to worry about though, as all of our Smile Tutors have been fully vetted in line with APSCo Compliance+ guidelines which go beyond the statutory standards set. This means that all of our tutors have an up-to-date DBS, at least 2 references and have passed all of our necessary compliance checks.

For more advice on choosing a tutor, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d be more than happy to help in anyway we can. To make a start on your tutoring journey, register as a guardian now.

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