There are many reasons why students may need a tutor. Many students of all ages struggle with difficult subjects, especially math. With Costa Comprehensive Tutoring in Colorado Springs, I’m a math tutor eager to help students who are facing difficulties in math class. Students may struggle for various reasons, whether it’s having trouble keeping up with a fast-paced course or having dyslexia, which can make math class a unique challenge. Some students also struggle with organization and staying on a schedule.
Whatever the cause, there are many worthwhile tools that can help your student succeed, including math tutoring. While teachers are dividing their attention between a whole classroom, private tutoring allows for each student to work at his or her own pace. Here are a few things to consider as you look for the best math tutor for your child.
Check Tutoring Credentials And Qualities
Not all tutors are created equal. Some are capable of handling young students’ homework questions, but are not equipped to tutor college students. Knowing the credentials of your math tutor is incredibly important as you are finding the right private math tutor. You can ask a potential tutor about their experience, training, and even references. You should also ask if a tutor has experience working with your child’s grade level and learning capabilities.
A good tutor, in addition to being qualified to help students with a variety of subjects, should also exemplify these qualities:
- Flexibility when working with students at different levels and capabilities
- Motivation to help students achieve their session goals and long-term goals
- Availability to schedule the appropriate number of tutoring sessions needed for each student
- Respect for their students and the parents who are paying for tutoring services
Set Clear Tutoring Goals
One of the best ways to set your child up for success with private tutoring is to set clear goals with their math tutor. You can ask a potential tutor to share their tutoring plan with you. If your child’s math teacher is available, having them be involved with the private tutoring will help ensure that your child is learning concepts that will be utilized in school.
Setting a clear goal can also look like knowing whether your child will thrive with online tutoring or whether in-person tutoring is best for them. Some tutors only offer one of these two options, while others offer both. Before choosing a math tutor, make sure to find out what options are available to you and your child.
Schedule Tutoring Intentionally
If possible, consider scheduling tutoring services for your child for times when your child is ready to learn. You might find different times during the day work best for a middle school student versus a high school student. Your child may work best when taking frequent breaks to stand up, stretch, and move around. While tutoring is often an after-school activity, your student might be more tired or less concentrated at that time. Consider what time frame will work best for your child and ask if a tutor can accommodate different times of the day.
It is also important to schedule tutoring as often as needed. Some students require tutoring sessions multiple times a week, while others benefit from frequent check ups with daily sessions the week before a test.
Request A Tutoring Report
A tutoring report is a document you can request that records all the details from the tutoring sessions. Your child’s tutoring report can cover details such as:
- The student’s tutoring schedule
- Progress made due to tutoring sessions
- Math issues the student is still struggling with
- Future plans for tutoring sessions
You can request a tutoring report to help you know how your child is doing. To track how well your child is doing in class, you can also request a report from their teacher. With private math tutoring, there should be a noticeable difference in your child’s academics within a few months.
Help Your Child Succeed With Costa Comprehensive Tutoring
At Costa Comprehensive Tutoring, I offer affordable private tutoring sessions for middle school students, high school students, and college students in Colorado Springs. Whether your child is struggling with a specific math concept or they need extra attention to pass a class, I’m here to help. My private tutoring sessions are flexible and customizable to work with your schedule.
If you are looking for math tutoring services to help your child succeed in math, get in touch to book a session today!