How to choose your online maths teacher?
Choosing a tutor for your child has never been an easy task and with the drastic increase of online teachers within the last couple of years, it’s only getting more difficult. How are you supposed to choose the best one out of hundreds if not thousands of options available? Luckily we’ve prepared a quick and easy guide you can follow to ensure that you make the right choice and your child gets the best help possible.
What does the tutor specialise in?
Before even looking at available tutors you should first figure out where your child is struggling. Do they have an overall problem with studying or are they only in need of maths lessons for example. If your child needs help only in one subject then finding a specialised tutor is your best option.
Carefully go through the tutors bio to see their level of expertise and what prior experience they have. If it doesn’t say it anywhere, ask them. Remember to take your time, there’s no point in rushing this process. Finding the most suitable tutor might not happen immediately, but it’s worth taking more time to make the most informed decision possible.
Determine availability and budget
One of the most important things you need to figure out is whether or not you can afford the tutor you’ve chosen and if their availability fits in with your schedule. Tutors usually set their own rates, so you’ll have to set a budget and choose the best options that fit within it.
Consider your tutors experience
One of the most important aspects you should be on the lookout for when choosing a tutor is how much experience do they have? Typically the longer they’ve been teaching, the better, however this isn’t always the case.
It all depends on what your child feels more comfortable with. Would they prefer working with a younger tutor, who’s less experienced but can connect with them more easily? The most qualified option on paper isn’t always the best choice for everyone so make sure you take this into consideration before making your final decision.
Try a tutor out
Last but not least, once you’ve found a tutor you like, simply try them out! Book one or two sessions with them and see if your child is enjoying the lessons. If you aren’t noticing any improvement and your child doesn’t feel comfortable, you can always just look for a different tutor.