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It’s important that before you begin working with any parent and student that you have an in-depth conversation about the parents expectations and the child’s needs. Doing so will help to ensure that you and the parent/guardian are all on the same page in regards to what can be achieved from the sessions. It’s also an opportunity for all parties to ask questions and ensure that the fit is right.
As a tutor there are some key questions you should be asking both parents and students to establish what they are looking for from a tutor and how you can help. We’ve provided some examples of key questions for both below.
Questions to ask parents
Communication with parents happens in platform using our messenger. However, if you’d prefer to chat ‘in person’, we recommend offering one of your two free trials (you get two per student) to enable you to chat with the parent/guardian by video using our Tutor Room.
Providing this initial conversation goes well and both you and the parent/guardian are happy, then you may begin to arrange lessons and putting our state-of-the-art Tutor Room to good use!
Before diving straight into teaching, we advise all of our Smile Tutors to make use of their remaining free trial to get to know the student a little better and discover the student’s learning style so that sessions can be tailored appropriately.
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