7 Important Tips for Tutors Tutoring Students

Whether you are an experienced home tutor or going toattempt your first lesson, you should have positive first impression on thestudent, as first impression is the last impression and you will never get asecond chance to make a first impression.

The motivation behind this blog post is to giveyou suggestions and things to consider getting the most out of the main lesson.

1. Preparation, Planning andReadiness

Discover as much as youcan about the student and their issues before the first lesson. Confirm thesubject and topics they need assistance, the level, exam board and syllabus. Rememberto convey child or parents to get ready with all relevant course materials suchas textbooks etc before you reach their home for the first tutoring lesson sothat you can work out together exactly how much course content you need tocover.

2. Formthe Right Surroundings

Arrange for a quietplace for teaching, wherever there are no distractions around like television.You should be able to sit next to the student. You should also remember tobring all the teaching materials along with you. 

3. Make Student Feel Comfortable

Before starting yourfirst lesson, introduce yourself to the student. Tell him about your experience.Be professional and friendly, and keep on telling the kid that his parentsappoint him for assistance in the particular subject and he can ask anyquestion at any time.  Give a chance tothe student to tell you something about himself or his family or about hishobbies.  Likewise, if he is interestedin football you can incorporate the same into lessons for easy learning.

4. Understandthe Problems of the Student

Let the student tellyou where he is lacking or what his main problem is. You need to listencarefully and keep on asking ‘Why’ as this may help you to , remembering to ask‘why’ as this will help you understand the root cause of the problem. 

Keep in mind that thereare educational apparatuses and techniques out there that might be able to helpyou. For instance, if the student has trouble with learning large chunk ofinformation then you should introduce him to mind maps. These visual devicescan be used to produce large bodies of information. They depend on theutilization of keywords, drawings and even photographs to enhance the student’scapacity to review the key ideas.

5. Gettingthrough to the Student

Students handle data invarious ways. Some learners are intelligent; they take time to mentally digestnew information; others are agile – they love to learn by doing things. Forinstance, they may like to drive by really getting in an auto and beginning theengine, instead of invest energy leafing through guideline manuals first; intelligentlearners will prefer the complete opposite. Knowing how your student easilylearns can really be a useful way to find the best way to teach him. You canwork with them to exercise their learning style.

6. SetUp a Study Plan

Once you understand theproblem area of the student, you can draft a detailed plan of the syllabus ashow much time the student takes to learn the particular topic. Give a copy tothe student or his parents so that they may also know the pace at which theyhave to learn the concepts. This will help you to complete the syllabus ontime.

7. Makethe Topic Interesting

No one wants hometutoring to be dull and exhausting. Hence, if you are a tutor you should makethe subject interesting for the student so that he may never forgets the topic.


Hopethese points will help all the tutors to teach their students well.  You can register yourself at sothat students can find you online also.


Author by 28-03-2017