Friday, October 30, 2015

Tutoring Your Own children (part 2 of 2)

• Get your child involved in the process. For example, determining the days and hours for tutoring sessions.  Do not just set it for them.  Include them in deciding what days would be suitable and at the same time consider your own schedule. The least that you want is cancelling tutoring sessions just because they coincide with a schedule that could have been avoided.

• Never, ever lose patience with your child just because they cannot understand what you say to them.  Most children would avoid tutoring with their parents because they think that they are too strict or pushes them too hard.  Praise your children for good things done and use encouraging words. 

• Encourage you child to first try to answer their homework or exercise before getting any kind of help.  And if they ask for your help, do not just provide the answer.  Help them understand how you’ve come up with the answer.  This would actually help children in building their academic performance and independence.

• To measure if your children have improved, you could asses it by giving tests and assessments (not too long though) and analyzing the results.

Some parents may fear it, while others may embrace it.  Family or parents tutoring their own children have benefits, parents and child would be able to bond together and establish closer relationships with each other.

Whether it is that parents hire private tutors or tutor their kids, is still the same.  Parents still want their children to have quality education and a better future. 

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