How can you pick the best homework helper/tutor for your child?

How can you pick the best homework helper/tutor for your child?

  1. Go with an expert — As children get older, the coursework becomes harder and harder. By 8th grade, parents may struggle to assist their children with daily homework. We recommend that parents use tutors who have undergraduate degrees in substantive fields like English, the sciences, or math rather than a general degree in elementary education.
  1. Local — Choose a tutor who is familiar with the local schools and has tutored other students from your child’s school.

School based knowledge goes a long way. An experienced local tutor will know which topics are most emphasized in school, particularly in math classes.

  1. Friendly, Encouraging, Professional — These are the three most important attributes to look for in a potential tutor.
  1. Availability — Make sure the tutor will be available when your child needs help. We ensure that our tutors have open weekend and weeknight availability.
  1. Personality match — Your child has to enjoy working with any tutor you decide to hire.

Motivation is key. Make sure that you choose a tutor with a positive, motivating attitude.

About the Author
Sarah Weltman is a leading test prep expert in the New York/New Jersey area. She enables students to achieve outstanding scores on many standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and MCAT. Sarah completed her master’s degree in Economics from NYU in 2010. She graduated with her B.A. from NYU in 2009, summa cum laude and phi beta kappa. During her time at NYU, Sarah was a Presidential Honors Scholar and was a member of the Dean’s List for Academic Achievement. Upon her graduation, she received the Founders Day Award as well as departmental recognition for having the best undergraduate thesis in the International Relations Program. As the founder of Tutoring Solutions Group, she has personal involvement with all students who receive assistance from us. Her commitment to student and parent satisfaction is unparalleled in the education and test prep field.
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