1. Meet the child and parents first in an informal setting. A coffee shop works well. Get to know the parents and the child and ensure that everyone is a good fit. It is so important that both the child and parent feel secure and comfortable with you as their tutor.
- Find out and record from the parent about their desires from the tutoring.
- Address any special medical (just in case) or educational needs the child may have.
- Not essential and not always available, but I like to get contact details to the child’s class teacher. It is a good source of knowledge / back ground information.