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How to Hire the Right In-House Science Tutor in Calgary

January 14, 2022

Science is everywhere. It’s in the stars when you gaze into the night sky, it’s in your body at the molecular level, it’s in the evolutionary process of every species on the planet. Yet, despite these engaging facts, science still remains a difficult study for many children to excel at.

For this reason, having an in-house science tutor can be of great benefit to your youngster(s). In this article, we will cover 5 qualities to look for when hiring a science tutor in Calgary.

1. Patience

If your child is already struggling with science, it’s obvious they require extra attention and patience to pick things up. With this being the case, ensure the science tutor you hire is patient and understanding.

It’s this additional regard for your child’s learning that will help them absorb the information quicker.

Let’s face it, if they didn’t require the extra special attention, then there would be no need for a tutor in the first place.

You can usually get a feel of how patient your potential tutor is by their attitude and demeanour. So be very conscious during the interview process. Ask yourself:

  • Do they become annoyed with your barrage of questions?
  • Are they visibly irritated with minor infractions?
  • Are they easily antagonized or displeased at the slightest sign of misunderstanding or confusion?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to any (or all) of the above questions, then you may want to move on to another prospect.

2. Experience

Okay, this goes without saying, but we’re going to say it anyway because it’s important. You want your science tutor to be competent. They don’t need to know it all or be a virtuoso on the subject, however, they must obviously possess enough knowledge and experience to help your child learn.

Looking at their resume is a good start. But if you want to go a step further – ask for references.

By speaking with your prospective tutor’s previous clients and learning about their results, you’ll get a much deeper understanding of their experience level.

3. Enthusiasm

Many parents might not think of this as a promising prerequisite for a science tutor. And that’s a big mistake. In some cases, enthusiasm and excitement for the job can often outweigh experience!

This is not to negate the necessity of experience – not at all. Your tutor must be competent.

However, if someone has a little less experience but is very excited at the opportunity to work, they will often be of greater utility to your child than someone who has many years of experience but is not really excited about the opportunity.

Look for that enthusiasm during the interview process. It will go a long way for both you and your child.

4. Positive Attitude

As you can probably tell by now, hiring the right in-house science tutor goes beyond just the qualifications. A defining characteristic in not just tutors, but teachers in general is having a positive attitude toward their students.

Oftentimes, kids fail in class because they believe they’re incompetent or they have some other type of negative programming. A good tutor will look past that by keeping a positive and encouraging attitude toward your child – always.

Regardless of how slow they may learn or how long it takes, they won’t waver in this disposition. And that’s what our science tutors at Calgary Home Tutoring are specialized to do.

5. A Love For Teaching

We all do our best work when the work we’re doing is something we love and enjoy. Tutoring is no different. Hire a science tutor who loves science and who loves teaching. This is the most ideal and the most qualified person to teach your child.

This type of individual will bring passion to the job and make learning fun for your little one.

How can you tell if your science tutor truly loves what they do?

Review the last four steps and see how many boxes they check. Someone who loves this line of work will meet these qualifications with ease.

Hire an in-house science tutor today

It can be difficult when your child is struggling. However, this is not a problem that can’t be solved with the right help. Contact Calgary Home Tutoring today to hire a tutor who will tailor your child’s learning experience and help them reach their academic potential.

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