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Give as much information and be as detailed as possible about what you need help with. By supplying this specific information tutors are better equipped to immediately evaluate how their particular area of expertise matches with your particular area of need. Once you do pick a tutor they can immediately begin addressing the issues from the very first lesson. The subject and grade level often do... read more

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1) You can have fun and be silly, but still increase focus on the subject   When I taught piano lessons to a 5-year-old girl, I would start off by asking her to find the weirdest, funniest sound that she could find on the keyboard, and then ask her to play the song she had practiced for that week in that sound! She always would laugh and make faces, but it made the repetition of practicing... read more

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Students should have copies of previous homework assignments, examinations, and class notes for the tutor to review. Students should also be advised that the tutor must know the weaknesses and strengths of the student to be most helpful. Students do not merely have the right to ask questions of the tutor; they are obligated to do so. Students must also tell the tutor when they are not "getting... read more

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The first thing you as a student should do to prepare for your first visit with your Tutor, is to gather all of the correspondence you have between your Teacher or Professor and yourself.  Key items would be a syllabus, or a list of things your Teacher or Professor expects you to accomplish during your course.  This list should include a list or chart of how the grading will be assessed... read more