Types of TutoringHere is a look at different types of tutors you might benefit from.
Pre-K tutors get 4-and-5-year-olds ready to enter kindergarten by encouraging children to want to read and love learning. This type of tutor will help a child learn patience while listening to a story — many will act out the story with puppets and get the children involved in the storytelling. Through storytelling, a Pre-K child will begin learning the alphabet and basic phonics skills. The main goal at this age is improved comprehension and increased vocabulary.
Elementary tutors help elementary-aged children meet increasingly difficult learning needs and get through the first foray into standardized tests. The elementary grades lay the groundwork for middle and high school, and you can find a tutor to help with subjects such as math, reading, science, social studies, and even art and music.
Middle and high schoolers gearing up to prepare for upper-level school applications can benefit from a general tutor. As the child enters middle school, more intensive tutoring may be required. A general tutor can support your child’s needs in a broad range of subjects, helping them stay on top of their work and study for tests.
These tutors can help further the education of your special-needs child by utilizing strategies specially designed for their unique needs. These tutors often hold degrees in special education and offer specialized services for children with autism, dyslexia, speech or language issues, and other special needs. Special education tutors can work with a range of ages and abilities.
Specialty tutors provide extra help to high schoolers on a specific subject. A student who dreams of becoming an engineer, for instance, may want to concentrate on math in order to land their first-choice college. Specialty tutors are also great for high schoolers or new college students who may need a little extra help in advanced-placement courses.
Music tutors typically work out of a rented studio, a music school, or out of their own homes. Depending on your needs and travel time involved, some tutors will also travel to students’ homes. Our tutors adapt their lessons to the individual student’s interests and areas that need improvement. A music tutor must have proficiency in at least one musical instrument, be able to read music and have some experience teaching. A performance background is also helpful for music tutors. The number one skill a music tutor needs is the ability to make learning music fun.
Foreign language tutors use a range of course books and materials, plus a variety of audio-visual aids. A strong emphasis is placed on dialogue and role-playing, but more formal exercises, language games, and literature are also used. The content of lessons varies depending on the reason why the students are learning English, such as whether it’s for business use for adults, school work for children, and so on. The aim of each lesson is to encourage the students to communicate with each other using the structures and vocabulary they’ve learned and to improve the four basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Business tutors help students reach their full potential as consumers, savers, investors, and working professionals by exposing them to economics, management principles, personal and corporate finance, and technology. These tutors focus on these key concepts:
- Value Creation – Discovering what people need or want, then creating it.
- Marketing – Attracting attention and building demand for what you’ve created.
- Sales – Turning prospective customers into paying customers.
- Value Delivery – Giving your customers what you’ve promised and ensuring that they’re satisfied.
- Finance – Bringing in enough money to keep going and make your effort worthwhile.
These tutors can assist children or adult of any age in preparing for standardized tests or specialized admissions tests. Once used primarily for high school students preparing for college entrance exams, it is not unheard of for parents to have their children — even preschool-aged — tutored for admissions tests to gifted and talented programs or specialized schools.
Sometimes you just need someone to help your child get through the day-to-day homework challenges. You don’t need intensive tutoring, just some basic homework assistance. In which case, learn about the more cost-effective solution of hiring a homework helper.