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How To Find a Good Private English Tutor for Your Child

by Action Coaching IT

We all know the importance of ensuring that our children have good English reading, writing and comprehension skills, especially if they want to enter higher education or improve their career prospects.

But how do you find a good private English tutor who will give your child the help and encouragement they need to become a successful English student? We’ve put together a checklist to help you to understand what kind of tutor you need and to make the whole process easier.

Why does your child need a tutor?

Does your child need to prepare for an exam? Do they need help to catch up due to absence from school? Has your child a problem grasping a specific aspect of English or the curriculum? Is your child a high achiever who needs extra stimulation outside of normal school lessons? Do they need help with grammar and spelling, or do they need advice on how to improve their exam techniques?

Before you choose a tutor, you need to have a clear objective of what your child needs to achieve.

How to find the best tutor to meet those needs

Personal recommendation is one of the best ways to find a tutor, so be prepared to ask other parents or talk to your child’s teachers.

Agencies are also a good way to find experienced and vetted tutors who offer tutoring either in your own home, at local centres or even online.

Check their references

Whether you opt for home tutoring or to visit a tutoring centre, always check references carefully and that they comply with local regulations.

What levels do they offer?

If you have a primary aged child who’s struggling with spelling, it’s no good choosing an English tutor in Sydney who specialises in helping children with High School English.

Likewise, if your child needs help with HSC Advanced, a tutor who mainly tutors children in Primary English and Literacy is unlikely to be able to give them the support they need. So always check what levels of English tutoring and support they provide and ask to see evidence of success with former students.

Personal skills are important too

Your child is going to spend a fair amount of time with their tutor, so it’s important that they have some kind of rapport.

Don’t just look for a tutor that’s good in the academic subject area, but one that knows how to interact with kids, how to build relationships and how to develop your child’s confidence.

Don’t over commit

Even if a tutor seems perfect on paper, it may be that they’re not a good fit for your child, so before you sign up for any package of lessons, always ask for a trial lesson first.


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