& Determining a Tutor’s Effectiveness
Give priority to personality traits such as a warm and caring nature, respect for others and patience rather than an academic background. The reasoning here is that one can always acquire the science of teaching by referring to an effective program, but the art of teaching is inherent.
Weekly or bi-weekly meetings (phone meetings work well) for the first month or two in conjunction with the child’s reaction will help determine a tutor’s effectiveness.
The next posting will present Tutoring Tips.