TuitionPortal.sg LIVE!
Home     About Us     Parents     Tutors     Agencies     Resources     FAQs     Contact Us
 
Tutor Login
Email
Password
New? Register here
Forgot password?
 
Agency Login
Email
Password
New? Register here
Forgot password?
 
Ads
How To Choose The Right Tutor For Your Child?

As a parent you want to be able to help your child get the best grades >>.
Is Home Tuition necessary?

Your Child Need Home Tuition To Improve School Work? Home tuition can be a very good aid in
Strategies To Help You And Your Child Survive Homework .Is homework wreaking havoc in your home? If the answer is YES, then finding the real causes behind the homework problems, and taking steps to resolve them, will improve both school success and fami

Strategies To Help You And Your Child Survive Homework by: Linda Bress Silbert, Ph.D. And Alvin J. Silbert, Ed.D.
How to Improve Your Child’s Study Skills by Discovering Their Learning Style>>
Effective Tutoring A tutor is someone who helps individuals or small groups with instruction. A tutor helps a student improve their personal learning strategies so they can become better learners and be empowered in the classroom. The purpose of a tuto
 

Parents As Tutors


Should you tutor your own child?  You as a parent may think that there is nothing wrong with that but others may disagree. There is absolutely nothing wrong with helping your child with their homework but when it comes down to helping your child with a certain problem that they have been having it may not be such a great idea. No one knows your child’s strengths and weaknesses like you do but parents in these instances prove not to be the best tutors.
Parents want to see their child exceed at everything they do and their academics are no different. A parent’s experience in certain subjects may be very limited. For example, would a parent be able to help their child with algebra or trigonometry? Most likely not, unless the parents are teachers in these subjects. Parents may also have an issue with pushing their kids too hard. Parents in these situations may think their child is lazy and not in the need of help that they truly need. So they push their kids to pay attention and kids get frustrated and then they end up learning nothing and the parent child relationship is strained.

As a parent you want to help your child in any way possible but by becoming their tutor you may be doing more harm than good. There is nothing to say that when your child gets a tutor that you cannot sit in on the sessions and learn along with your child so that you can help them when the tutors are not there. That would be an additional bonus in helping your child. If your child is getting help with science or social studies then you can aid in that help by getting some information off of the web.

You have to ask yourself as a parent, Can I contribute to my child’s education? Will they learn from anything I teach them? By helping them in English, Science and Social Studies the answers would be yes because the information available on the web is outstanding but in subjects like math, can you really be an asset? Unless you are a math teacher in algebra or higher math education, then probably not. You want the best for your child then get them the tutorial help that they need. You can be apart of that learning process as well.

Maybe not in a direct manner as in actually teaching your child but as far as additional help that   is never frowned upon. If you believe that you can help your child, then to be fair give it one week. Try to assist your child in the area that they need help in. If they are benefiting from your help then continue but if at the end of the week, they are not learning anything or understanding any better the topic at hand then get them the help they need.


If you would like to add this article to your website, you must add the follwing code to be in compliance:


Tutoring Article courtesy of http://www.tutoring-services.org/

 

Home   |   About Us   |   Parents   |   Tutors   |   Agencies   |   Resources   |   FAQs   |   Contact Us
Terms of Use. Privacy Policy. Copyright (C) 2009 TuitionPortal.sg. All rights reserved.  
Positive SSL