IntroductionFinding the right tutor can be a challenging process. You want to make sure that they’re a good fit for you and your learning style, but how do you know which tutor is right for you? This is where it helps to have a few questions in mind before meeting with potential tutors:
What is your learning style?Learning styles are the ways that people learn best. It’s important to figure out your own learning style so you can find a tutor who matches it. There are three main types: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Visual learners tend to be drawn in by words and pictures rather than spoken information. They may have trouble remembering things unless they see them written down somewhere (e.g., “I’ll just write down the address of where we’re going on this napkin.”) Auditory learners prefer listening over reading material or watching videos for learning purposes–they enjoy hearing lectures from their teachers or listening to audiobooks while driving around town instead of reading books at home during their free time. An auditory learner might also enjoy having someone read aloud to them when working through difficult concepts in order because it helps solidify what they’ve learned previously before moving forward with new material; however this should only happen after they’ve exhausted all other options first!
How do you learn best?The first step in finding a tutor is to figure out which learning style you are. There are three main learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Visual learners learn best by seeing and reading; they like to make lists, diagrams or graphs to help them understand concepts. Auditory learners prefer listening to others speak or read aloud; they can remember information by listening to it repeatedly. Kinesthetic learners learn best through physical activity–they might move around while learning something new, or like using props like puppets when discussing a topic with their peers.
What kind of tutor are you looking for?When deciding on what kind of tutor you’re looking for, it’s important to consider:
- What kind of student are you? Are you a visual learner who needs lots of charts and graphs, or do words alone work best for you?
- What kind of tutoring experience do you want? Do you prefer one-on-one sessions or group classes, and does the location matter (e.g., would Skype work)?
- How long should each session last–30 minutes or an hour–and how often should they happen?