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What are the top 3 traits or skills every tutor must have to excel?

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San Diego Tutor in San Diego, California

72 months ago

I am the Director of San Diego Tutor, a math and science tutoring company in San Diego. All of our tutors understand the material and explain it great. One reason some tutors don't work isn't because of their knowledge of the material, but their ability to help others understand it. You have to build a relationship with the student beyond just tutor and student. They have to feel comfortable with you and have to trust you. With that said, you must be personable, respectable and likable in the eyes of your students. For more information on tutoring in the San Diego area, visit our website. Hope that helps.

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San Diego Tutor in San Diego, California

71 months ago

We believe that the tutor must know the subject well. As important, if not more, the tutor must be able to teach the subject in a fashion that the student can understand and apply. What good is a tutor if they know all the right answers but can't teach the student how to do it. In addition, the tutor should be courteous and have a friendly personality so the student feels comfortable asking questions and does not feel bad if he or she does not get the material quickly.

I would recommend tutors work on their patients and listening skills, assuming all the above are already being implemented. A good tutor will be able to figure out why the student is having a hard time with a subject and address that issue exactly. The tutor must be a good listener because a lot of the time, the student will tell you exactly why they are having trouble. Sometimes, finding out where the disconnect is becomes the biggest challenge for the tutor. If the tutor is a good listener, the answer may be found much easier.

The role of a tutor is to help the student help himself. Ultimately, tutoring should be a catalyst that enables the student to learn from the tutor and then be able to work the problems on his own. Tutoring is the short term answer to help the student gain confidence and learning skills. If done properly, the student should be able to learn the study and test taking skills from the tutor and no longer need the tutors assistance.

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Catherine Jane Garcia in Vancouver, British Columbia

7 months ago

I am a parent of two kids who use a Vancouver tutoring service called MyGradeBooster.com. The main thing I like about them is that their tutors provide in-home services. I believe that personal/face-to-face communication is very important. I also take into consideration the personal qualities of prospective tutors such as their attitude, their professionalism, and the personal opinion of my kids, in addition to the tutor's subject expertise.

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Sam Mirs in Hawthorne, California

2 months ago

I have been tutoring for 25+ years and I am still learning how to improve my teaching skills. I strongly believe teaching skills and experience is a must to become a successful tutor.

There are traits that are equally important as summarized below:

Passion: this is crucial. If the student senses that you don't have enough passion about the topic you are teaching, their level if interest goes exponentially down and the result is an inefficient tutoring session

Innovation: students are all different in the way they learn. A good tutor is one that can understand that and can adjust his/her teaching method to each and every student and their different way of grasping the material

Persistence: this is an important skills that tutors need to develop. For the topics like math, it takes time for students to understand and master. This needs a lot of patience and persistence from the teacher.

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Sam Mirs in Hawthorne, California

2 months ago

Sam Mirs in Hawthorne, California said: I have been tutoring for 25+ years and I am still learning how to improve my teaching skills. I strongly believe teaching skills and experience is a must to become a successful tutor.

There are traits that are equally important as summarized below:

Passion: this is crucial. If the student senses that you don't have enough passion about the topic you are teaching, their level if interest goes exponentially down and the result is an inefficient tutoring session

Innovation: students are all different in the way they learn. A good tutor is one that can understand that and can adjust his/her teaching method to each and every student and their different way of grasping the material

Persistence: this is an important skills that tutors need to develop. For the topics like math, it takes time for students to understand and master. This needs a lot of patience and persistence from the teacher.

<a href=" amazingmathtutor.com/">Amazing Math Tutor</a>

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www.amazingmathtutor.com

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