If you’re reading this, congratulations. You’ve just taken your first step to better education, higher grades and a brighter future.
Students have been proven to come on leaps and bounds under the tutelage of a private teacher, equally in the grades they receive in class, the results they achieve in exams and the attitudes they develop towards education as a whole.
Attitudes that bear fruit in years to come.
Students that boost their grades with the help of a tutor secure better, higher-paying jobs and build themselves a platform to enjoy a prosperous adult life as well, of course, as being able to provide the same educational opportunities to their own children.
If any of this is ringing true for you, you’ll be pleased to hear that hiring a private tutor is easier and more effective than ever.
The power of tutoring
Spare a thought for the teachers of traditional, school-based classrooms.
Teaching 25+ individuals in one fell swoop is no mean feat, and can sometimes prove to be mission impossible.
Perhaps shyer students are engulfed by swathes of boisterous peers, or maybe a class with a large misbehaving contingent leads to the hardworking students being held back. Whilst teachers try to keep several plates spinning, it can be impossible to give every student the attention they need.
In a perfect world, every student would reach their full potential. In a perfect world they’d receive individual attention, do exercises that suit their own learning style and work with an instructor who can help them with the topics they need to focus on the most.
All of the above, and more, comes with a tutor. For only a little extra expense, that perfect world exists.
A few classes with a private tutor are the perfect antidote to falling grades or a dissatisfaction with school. A student has the opportunity to explore new knowledge on their own terms, at their own pace and with the help of a professional who is passionate about education.
If a tutor has a month with a student who is failing in maths, and notices they are better in trigonometry than algebra, they can spend three weeks on algebra and just the one revising trigonometry – a luxury not afforded to classroom teachers, who have to follow a stricter curriculum.
That’s why students who work with private tutors can expect to see their academic level improve by, on average, two whole grades in just one year.
Tutorean takes tutoring to the next level…
As you know by now, the biggest benefit of hiring a private tutor lies in its personal touch: the one-to-one attention and personal guidance. With that in mind, matching the right personalities might mean the difference between climbing to a B, and achieving an A.
After both students and tutors complete personality tests, Tutorean uses pioneering artificial intelligence to match two individuals with one another. The perfect tutor for the perfect student.
It’s pleasing to report that the system has been a roaring success.
A student of Sundu, one of our tutors, found that her “professionalism stands out from the very first moment you meet her” and praised her flexible timetabling and adaptability in the classroom.
Another tutor, Michael, fulfilled all of his student’s tutoring needs. His student was delighted to hire a tutor who adopted a “methodical, step by step approach”, and was reassured by how knowledgeable their tutor was.
A third client wanted a tutor for their son, who was “shy when meeting somebody new”. Luckily Tutorean matched them with Hamish, who “put him at ease” and was praised for “explaining things suited at (his student’s) level”.
As easy as it is to get carried away with the obvious benefit of Tutorean from the students’ perspectives, it’s also a dream for the tutors themselves. Ask any educator out there – when teacher and student just click, the job is so much more enjoyable.
The more testimonials Tutorean receives, the clearer it is why students love their tutors, and the easier it is to find similar students who can be helped in the same way.
How to make the most out of your lesson – a guide for first time tutees
You might be nervous before the class, but don’t spend your time worrying about what you’ll study, or if you’ll know the right answers – that’s for your tutor to worry about.
However, there are a few things you can keep in mind to get the most out of your tutoring experience:
- First things first, don’t forget the boring stuff. I’m talking about pens, pencils, rulers etc. You don’t need to turn up with a school desk strapped to your back, but don’t expect your tutor to provide the bare essentials.
- Do you have to turn up to every class ‘super-psyched!!!!’? No (that is, unless you are super-psyched of course!).
Your tutor only asks that you arrive to each class with an open mind. Listen to what they say, try to see things from their perspective, and don’t dismiss things just because you simply think they’ll be boring. You might find yourself surprised…
- There are no pressures from school here, so you can truly be yourself and learn your own way.
It’s a cliché, but a lot of your peers might think that liking school, and enjoying classes is naff or uncool. We know that, and so does your tutor. A tutoring session is a great way to escape all of those social pressures.
You just might find that you’re more into history than you ever imagined.
- Trust your tutor if they tell you to work harder on something. They’re professionals and want the best for you.
If a tutoring session is a battle, everybody loses. It’s your tutor’s job to do everything they can to help you. Let them.
- I’ve been tutoring for more years than I can remember, and let me tell you something. Remember when you were in school and your teacher said ‘learning is fun’, and everybody laughed (don’t worry, I did too)?
Well. Turns out, they were right. Or at least, learning can be fun. In a tutoring session all of the things that spoil the fun (bad behaviour, an overcrowded classroom) go straight out of the window.
Don’t be surprised if your lessons start feeling more like leisure than work.
- You wouldn’t wear your school uniform to play football, so don’t wear your football kit to a tutoring session.
You don’t need to wear a suit and tie, just something casual and comfortable.
A new tutor is a new start – how to apply what you learn to your life
Working with a private tutor is all about evolution, not revolution, so don’t expect your life to suddenly be turned upside down. You’ve simply taken your first steps on a path that can lead wherever you wish.
At first, just reflect on what you learned in your tutoring sessions. When you realise that you’re more knowledgeable than before, think about how you can apply it to your academic performance.
Soon enough, it’s only natural to want to flaunt your new skills. Don’t hold back in class, and never feel ashamed about your soaring grades. Some students might call you a swot, but a few years down the line, they’ll wish it had been them.
It’s also quite common for students feeling the benefits of a tutor’s guidance to turn on their in-school teacher. Please don’t, it’s not what your tutor wants. Private classes work in tandem with regular school, not as an alternative.
Last but not least, a favourite old piece of advice: Do your homework. That’s what everybody says, right? Well, ever wonder why?
If you ever have too much homework and feel overwhelmed, politely ask your teachers for advice on how to manage. That’s what an adult would do, and they’ll respect you for it.
That’s pretty much it. It’s time to get you matched up with the perfect tutor, get to work! Exciting times lie ahead…