Does My Child Need a Tutor? 8 Things to Consider, From Credentials to Teaching Style
Kirsten O’Malley discusses when a tutor is needed and how to find the right tutor for your child in local blog
Pacific Learning Academy’s Founder and Executive Director, Kirsten O’Malley, was a recent contributor to ParentMap magazine, the essential resource for Puget Sound–area parents, packed with information that helps families make decisions and connections. Her blog addresses the issue of when a tutor is needed for your child and how to find the right tutor.
Hiring a tutor is an investment in both time and money — before you seek outside help for your child, here are a few questions you might like to consider.
1. How do I know when my child needs a tutor?
If your child struggled last year in a particular subject, or had a hard time keeping track of homework or knowing how to study for tests, you might consider working with a tutor as soon as school begins. Many parents like to wait until the first mid-term grades come out, but keep an eye on grades as soon as the third week of school to look for any patterns of difficulty. Do you see zeros for homework, or are quizzes, tests and projects bringing down your child’s grade? It’s better to get a little help now and discontinue if it’s no longer needed than to play catch up months later.
2. What type of person will my child best respond to?
Does your child need an energetic extrovert, or will they do better with the quiet, gentle type? Consider your child’s favorite teachers and coaches of the past….
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Pacific Learning Academy is a one-on-one school offering single courses and dual enrollment, as well as full-time high school. We also offer tutoring in all subjects from 6th to 12th grade, including SAT/ACT diagnostic testing and prep, either in homes or local libraries across the Eastside (Issaquah, Sammamish, etc…). See more at www.PacificLearningAcademy.com.