Are you interested in High School Tuition or Academic Tuition?
When looking for High School Tuition or Academic Tuition centres or tutors, do your own research, and consider the following vital checklists:
Small class sizes – Size does matter. Does this tuition centre offer small class sizes that cater to best tuition centre individual student needs? Is the learning environment open and friendly, with no more than 4 students per class? Do they have a focused teaching and learning environment with content tailored to suit each person?
Level of teaching experience and tutoring expertise – What are the tuition centre’s expectations from their tutors? Do they have at least 3 years of teaching experience? Some tuition centres hire only the best tutors, tutors whom in their secondary years have achieved academically a very high achievement. There are some tuition centres, though very rare, hire only senior school tutors with an OP1 (Queensland tertiary overall position ranking for High School students) achievements.
Lesson plans – Are their lesson plans well tailored and cater the needs of each individual student? Are their lesson plans flexible and not fixed on a curriculum? Is their teaching material highly relevant to the subjects that their students are currently undertaking and learning at school?
Satisfactions or guarantees – Does the tuition centre offer a short-term trial or “taste” of their classes or services? Some tuition centres offer a free lesson to new students. You should also always ask if they run any promotional deals or have any terms and conditions.
Pricing – Are their prices highly competitive and affordable? If pricing is a major concern for you, and if they are charging at a price that is higher than the average tuition centres, find out if they are able to justify their prices. Some tuition centres are highly sought after, and their prices may be marked up by this leverage.
Find out more about their tutors – Good tuition centres care about their tutors and will be able to provide you with adequate details or recommendations on the range of their most suitable tutors. If they have a Website, find out if they provide information about their tutors.
Find out about their Website or brochure – Good tuition centres care about their products and services. Above caring about their tutors, they care most about the quality level of education that they are providing. Find out if they are willing to be comprehensive about their products and services, and the quality of their professionalism.
Deciding whether your child would benefit from tuition and then choosing the best tutors, can be a daunting task. So how should you set about it?
Does My Child Need Tuition?
Many parents have contacted me, uncertain about whether their children need, or would benefit from tuition. As tuition can be expensive you should understand what it can achieve because tuition can help children in a number of ways but it’s not all about getting the best tutors:
• To catch up on areas of work they find difficult.
• To stretch, improve or extend the child understanding.
• To help engage ‘bored’ or ‘disengaged’ children.
• To improve their confidence.