The importance of personal and private tutors in A Level education cannot be ignored. Indeed, supplementary tuition is always important in improving grades at any level of studies. However, looking for good tutors is not always a walk in the park. Here is a sneak peak of a few guidelines in looking for educational tutors for children in Birmingham UK.
Go online. Going by the statistics on most UK tuition websites, the number of A Level Tutors Birmingham has to offer is overwhelming. Actually, the huge task is selecting the one that will be suitable for a certain student depending on qualifications, location, travel requirements, relevant interest and the ability to meet the special needs of the tutee.
Enquire from professional bodies such as The Association of Tutors. This is a national body that brings together private tutors. At this organization, you can be able to know all tutors who are members of the organization and determine their suitability to the tuition work.
Read tuition magazines, brochures and booklets. There are several magazines and brochures that contain information about tutors looking for tutees.
Work with tutoring agencies. There are several tutoring agencies in the UK that help parents to get the best personal, home and fleet tutors to their children. A good example is the Educational consultants Gabbitas (www.gabbitas.co.uk) or www.flourishtuitioncentres.co.uk.
Ask for referrals. Most stakeholders in the educational sector have all the information regarding the most qualified tutor for a certain subject, and they are therefore quite resourceful in finding the right tutors for the right subject and the right tutee. Moreover, since about 30% of children aged between 11-18 years have had a tutor at some point in their schooling life, you can get referrals from those who have had tutors recently.
All said and done, it is important to choose the right tutor to avoid disappointments. To begin with, the tutor’s course should be aligned to the prevailing national curriculum, and the tuition should be tailored to the child’s needs, whether he or she is always at the top of the class and wants to maintain that position, or learning in school is a bit tricky for him or her. The tutor should also create a vibrant environment that the child will enjoy, on top of knowing the child as an individual. At these tough economic times, it is also important for the tutor to charge reasonably for the tuition, the quality of the services notwithstanding.