How pretentious: I'm claiming to offer advice to all parties in the tutoring process! But if you bear with me, I hope to actually offer some helpful advice.
Some advice for parents:
It’s easy for a parent to feel guilty. “I have to provide the best educational experience possible for my child. If I don’t, I’m a bad parent and a bad person.” Combine that with a lack of clarity...
In principle, hiring a tutor is an enterprise that is anticipatory and deliberate.
It involves anticipating what potential problems might crop up, using a student’s history and self-evaluation. Tutoring can also be in response to a desire to advance more quickly; it’s not always used to “fix” a “problem”. A parent might consult with friends, or with the student’s teacher, to obtain personal...
I am not sure how other tutors operate, but I have taken a quote a friend once stated to heart. This has become my motto in life and it reflects my work with the students I have. The quote was "Nobody cares how much you know, they just want to know how much you care."
Just think about that. You can be the smartest person ever, but if you don't care about people then why...