Are you looking for an IB Math Tutor to teach your children online during these turbulent times? Perhaps lockdown and the current COVID-19 situation has been terribly disruptive to your children and their education, and you are worried that they might be falling behind?
Whatever the case, selecting the right IB Math Tutor to teach your children is no simple task. Given such an investment, you need to ensure that your money isn’t actually going to waste. You want someone who is going to deliver the goods, keep your children engaged, and ultimately improve their overall grasp of mathematics, thus preparing them for a successful school career.
In this article, we’re going to take you through some tips when looking for an IB Math Tutor so that you don’t end up throwing your money away.
1 – Qualifications & Experience
First of all, you need to hire an expert teacher with the right qualifications and a significant amount of experience. Bear in mind that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have turned to online teaching as a means of subsidizing their income. And fair play to them! Desperate times call for desperate measures. However, when it comes to teaching your children IB mathematics, you can’t waste your time on someone who is neither qualified nor experienced.
2 – They are Patient and Understanding
Some people just aren’t cut out to teach. Very few people have the patience, nor the empathy to make it through a class without losing their temper or making a child feel unworthy. When selecting an IB tutor, particularly in mathematics, you need someone who is going to be patient and understanding with them.
3 – Insist on a Background Check
At GK Consultants, all of our tutors go through rigorous recruitment process, including a background check. You should expect nothing less when hiring an IB Maths Tutor for your child, for their safety and convenience. Of course, when learning online, it is certainly much safer than being face to face with a stranger in real life, but that doesn’t change the fact that exposing your children to a stranger, without having a solid background check carried out first, is always an unnecessary risk.
4 – Passion and Enthusiasm
Again, the pandemic has attracted a lot of new people to teaching, many of whom are neither passionate about it, nor plan to do it for any longer than they need to. Thus, you must find an IB Math Tutor who loves their subject and will thoroughly enjoy teaching it to your children. This is the key to keeping them engaged and excited about the subject.
5 – Approachable
One of the most important qualities in a tutor is being approachable, particularly in a subject like mathematics which can be incredibly difficult for some people to grasp. You want a tutor who will make your children feel welcome to make mistakes and ask what they might believe to be ‘silly questions’.
6 – Excellent Communication
Another vital quality in an IB Math Tutor is having excellent communication skills. You need a tutor who is a natural when it comes to teaching and engaging with children, who will apply the best practices and easily keep your children excited and engaged with the materials.
7 – Compatibility
When hiring a tutor to teach your children, you can’t just rush in with the first person that comes along. Don’t be afraid to ask for or expect a trial class. At GK Consultants, we will happily provide you with a trial so that your children and our IB Math Tutors can get to know one another and see if they are a good fit. This is a crucial part of the process, as committing to a tutor who just simply doesn’t resonate well with your child will mean that the learning process will be even harder, less interesting, and ultimately a bore. Instead, they should work with someone who gets them excited and are genuinely looking forward to learning with again.
Never feel obliged to rush into anything, particularly when it comes to your children’s education. At GK Consultants, we understand how important it is for not only your children to feel safe and comfortable, but for you to have confidence in the tutor as well. So, take your time, do your research, and should you have any questions about our services and IB Math Tutors, then please do not hesitate to contact us today!
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