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What questions should you ask?

Here is a checklist to help you make the right decision:

Qualified teacher?

  1. Firstly, is the tutor a qualified teacher?

Make sure you see the certificates that prove the tutor is fully qualified. Teachers really do have the experience and curriculum knowledge to make sure your child is completing the appropriate work for their age. They are trained to teach and adapt their teaching style to the needs of individual children.


2. DBS checked

Secondly, Is the tutor DBS checked? Is the Tuition Centre Ofsted registered?

Ask to see the certificate or insist they go through these steps before you commence tutoring.

This will give you peace of mind that your child is in safe hands.


3. Assessments

Thirdly, will they assess your child?

All children are different and come to tuition with different levels of ability; therefore, the starting point is never the same.

A good tutor will assess your child to find out where the gaps in their knowledge lie.

This means that you can put a plan together for your child.


4. What feedback will the tutor give me?

One of the benefits of having your child tutored should be that unlike school you receive detailed feedback after each lesson.

This therefore allows you to discuss their progress and the next steps in their learning.


5. What resources will the tutor be using?

Make sure that appropriate and up-to-date resources are being used.

Resources should include formal textbooks and computer-based activities ( not just one).


6. Where will the Tuition take place?

Will the tuition take place in your house, their house, a library, or a Tuition Centre?

The place should be quiet & without distractions.

7. Lastly, is the tutor paying taxes?

Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies might not be the best policy!

The government has been having a crackdown on tutors who don’t pay their taxes in recent years.

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