Tutors provide personalised education to the children of employers or to adults, in addition to the main education system. They help students improve their knowledge and competence of a specific subject, at their own pace. Tutors will teach their students study techniques and strategies in order to ensure their academic development and will assess the student's progress throughout the tutoring sessions.
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- Assessment processes
Various evaluation techniques, theories, and tools applicable in the assessment of students, participants in a programme, and employees. Different assessment strategies such as initial, formative, summative and self- assessment are used for varying purposes.
- Learning difficulties
The learning disorders some students face in an academic context, especially Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and concentration deficit disorders.
- Curriculum objectives
The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.
- Assess the development of youth
Observe and assess the developmental needs of children and young people in all aspects of their developmental, identity, emotional, social, linguistic and communication needs.
- Guarantee students' safety
Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.
- Assist children with homework
Help children with school tasks. Assist the child with the interpretation of the assignment and the solutions. Make sure the child studies for tests and exams.
- Assist students in their learning
Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.
- Adapt teaching to student's capabilities
Identify the learning struggles and successes of students. Select teaching and learning strategies that support students’ individual learning needs and goals.
- Assess students
Evaluate the students' (academic) progress, achievements, course knowledge and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations. Diagnose their needs and track their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Formulate a summative statement of the goals the student achieved.
- Perform planning
Manage one's time schedule and resources in order to finish tasks in a timely manner.
- Maintain relations with children's parents
Inform children`s parents of the activities planned, program`s expectations and children`s individual progress.
- Tutor students
Provide private, supplementary instruction to students individually to enhance their learning. Support and mentor students who struggle with a certain subject or who have learning difficulties.
- Identify clients' needs
Identify the areas in which the client may require aid and investigate the possibilities for meeting those needs.
- Consult student's support system
Communicate with multiple parties, including teachers and the family of the student, to discuss the student's behaviour or academic performance.
- Motivate others
Direct other people's behaviour by providing them with a convincing reason for action.
- Perform services in a flexible manner
Adapt service approach when circumstances change.
- Apply teaching strategies
Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.
- Demonstrate when teaching
Present to others examples of your experience, skills, and competences that are appropriate to specific learning content to help students in their learning.
- Give constructive feedback
Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.
- Encourage students to acknowledge their achievements
Stimulate students to appreciate their own achievements and actions to nurture confidence and educational growth.
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Common job titles
- Professional tutor
- Part-time tutors
- Part-time tutors
- Instructional aide
- Hiring test prep tutors (sat, act, shsat, isee, ssat)
- Private tutor
- Paid academic & test prep tutors (after-school 2017-2018)
- First grade tutor for math $16/18hour