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3 Basic Questions to Ask before You Hire a New Tutor for Your Kids

If you are going to hire a tutor for your kids, you must be very selective. It is because hiring a tutor nowadays requires a lot of money. Considering that, if you do not want to waste your money on hiring a tutor with bad quality, you must refer to these 3 basic questions to ask before hiring a tutor.

The first question you must ask is related to the experience and qualification. “How long have you been a tutor for children?” Or “what kind of experience do you have as a tutor for children?” is the first basic question you may ask to the tutor you are going to hire. Knowing their tutoring experience is very important. How good they are as tutors can be revealed through their experience. It does not matter whether they have already achieved high level of education or they are still undergraduate students as long as they have excellent tutoring experience and qualifications, you can hire one of them as a tutor for your kids. The next question you should ask to the tutor candidates is about their tutoring plan. Each tutor may have different tutoring plan. You should find the one which fits to your children’s concerns and goals. Considering that, you need to refer to your children’s goals and concerns first before asking the tutor candidates. Further, another question you should ask to the tutor candidates is related to their availability and schedule. You must make sure that you’re the tutor you are going to hire has flexible schedule which matches to your kids’ tutoring schedule.

Aside from those three basic questions to ask before you hire a new tutor for your kids, there are some additional questions you better asking to the tutor candidates as well. First is about the fee. How much money the tutor ask for each tutoring session is also important to discover. By discovering the fee you can get well prepared. Second is about the location. How far the distance between your house and where the tutor is staying will also determine the fee. Therefore, you should be very careful on that thing.

How to Do Effective Studying

Studying is what we should do effectively. You should be able to find ways to make you get all the materials easily. You cannot actually learn all the materials in the night right before the test. That will only last temporarily and will be forgotten so easily too. It is possible that all of the materials that have been memorized are gone after you finish the exam. That is obviously not what you want, right? If you do not want that happen, then you have to try to get the most effective studying that will make you understand the materials, not just memorizing. That is why you need to study regularly. These are several ways to help you studying properly.

The first one to do effective studying is by trying to understand the material using your own words. You may get input from your teacher or textbook about an explanation of particular topic. What you need to do is understanding the materials completely and trying to create an explanation using your own words. Do not just memorizing them. Why is it like that? It is because if you have understood it, you will be able to explain it anytime. It is very different from memorizing the materials. If you just memorize them, then it means you do not really understand and you can easily forget the materials if you just memorizing what is written in the text book or your teacher word.

The next thing you can do is by asking several questions about the materials that you have not completely understood yet. It can be to your teacher, to your friends who have understood it or to someone who knows the materials so well. Asking many questions does not mean you are stupid. So, you do not need to worry about that

The next ways to do effective studying is by making summary about each topic. You need to be diligent by starting to make summary of the materials that have been taught. You just need to write the points of the topic and then later on you can read it and understand easily. If you want to do it easily, you better make the summary right after you got the materials. so, if you the final examination in the end of the semester come, you just need to take out all your summaries from the first topic until the last one and re-read them again. You will not spend too much time on understanding the materials because you have read it before.

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