Ways a Tutor can Make Sure to Choose the Right Students
- Feb 26, 2017
Tutoring is not an easy task as a tutor has huge responsibility towards his/her students in shaping their careers and giving them personal attention to gauge their progress.
For this reason, many tutors prefer to choose their students so that they can teach those students to whom they can give their full attention and teach them effectively. Tutors are increasingly becoming choosy in selecting the right students so that they can provide quality education to them and achieve a high success rate.
Tutors also prefer to choose the right students who can understand their lessons well and reproduce those in examination papers and pass all subjects with flying colors. If any student is unable to understand due to carelessness or any other reasons it will affect the image of the tutor.
Also, the success rate of a tutor is directly proportional to his/her popularity and credentials. Parents want the best education for children and they tend to measure the efficiency and efficacy of a tutor by determining the standards of the students who were taught by the tutor.
A tutor with high success rate is most sought after by a majority of parents and they have the freedom to take a certain number of students per batch.
Here are some ways a tutor can choose the right students:
Assess their attitude
Attitude is an important factor when it comes to finding a right student. As a saying goes a person’s “I can” is more important that his/her IQ. Nothing can beat a positive attitude, not even high intelligence level. A tutor must assess the attitude of a student irrespective of his/her grades and performance in exams. If a student has the right attitude, he/she can do well if given right guidance and right platform.
Gauge their level of interest
A tutor needs to determine a student’s interest level before choosing him/her. A student with high level of interest can grasp the things discussed in the class and retain them for further applications. A teacher can be sure that his/her teachings will not go in vain if the students display a high level of interest. A high level of interest will mean that students will remain attentive and engaged throughout the class and complete all the assignments on time.
See their concentration level
An educator will also need to see the level of concentration and focus of the students as these are very essential traits. A tutor will enjoy teaching students who have high concentration level as the students will understand all, or most, of their lessons and perform well in exams.
Check their social skills and communication skills
A tutor must also check the social skills and communication skills of the students as the students will be required to study in a group and they need to establish a healthy rapport and understanding among themselves. A tutor also needs to check the communication skills of the students to ensure that they are respectful, politically correct, and well-mannered. These skills will enable the students to study in cohesion as well as develop a mutual respect and learn from each other.
Focus on their goals
Tutors also need to determine the goals students have set for themselves and their level of commitment and focus to achieve their goals. When students have challenging goals for themselves, a teacher is delighted to be a part of helping them to realize their ambitions.
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