While I prepare to tutor an individual, I make it a high priority for me to consider the student's needs. I work hard to identify material that is on age and ability level. I take past experience with the student into account as a guide to what will work in the future. Just as I prepare completely in advance, you, as a parent, should ensure your student is doing their part outside of the tutoring session. They certainly should be practicing whatever has been assigned. Additionally, you, as the parent, should be keenly aware of the progress your student is making. A team effort is what will produce the highest quality results for you and your student.