Summer time is upon is and with that means that many children will not pick up a book or do any school work. Some teachers may suggest that some children attend summer school and some parents feel that this would ruin their entire summer.
Getting help in the summer doesn’t have to be an inconvenience anymore and it can be fun if it is done through an online tutoring program with a qualified tutor. However, the tricky part can come with finding the right tutor. The first thing to look for is someone who specifically tutors in the area that your child is struggling. People who specify in one area are more passionate about teaching that subject than people who say they can tutor everything. They take the time to find out what best practices are and they have helped so many people in this area that they can quickly diagnose what areas need to be focused on.
Another thing to look for is someone that has some prior success. You can ask for referrals from past clients and see what type of satisfaction rate they have. I personally have my clients put any feedback they have on LinkedIn. This way the information is public. If you are looking for an online tutor you will want to be able to do your research about them online. Before you contact the tutor online, you will want to get to know them first. Type their name in google and see what comes up. There should be videos, blogs, and success stories readily available for you to find. If there are not, that may be an indication that the tutor is not always up to date on best practices. An online tutor should be easy to find online. For example, if you enter Joanne Kaminski in google you find a plethora of information. This is because she is dedicated to being active online, offering help wherever possible, and utilizing the resources available on the internet.
Ask the tutor if there will be materials that you will be able to use in between tutoring sessions. The tutors that know what they are doing will be able to set you up properly so that you can help out your child if you choose to. Last summer I created a book called 31 Days to Become a Better Reader to help parents speed up the learning curve in learning to read. The first parent who used this resource had a child that made a 3 year reading growth over the summer.
Some tutors will offer free assessments and free sessions so you can see if the tutor is a right fit for you. Take the tutor up on this opportunity so that you can really get to know their style of teaching and determine if they really will be a right fit.
Online tutoring is easy and fun. You want your child to enjoy the experience with the tutor and enjoy going back to each session. The right tutor is out there for you, all you have to do is type what you need tutoring into google and you will have choices immediately. What questions do you have about finding the right tutor?