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Below is a comprehensive guideline in terms of tutor job functions i.e. what you can expect from your tutor and what they expect from you in order to ensure your child’s academic improvement in the subject that they are tutoring.

You can expect the following from your tutor.

  • the tutor will come to your home to tutor your child
  • the tutor can tutor one child at a time successfully
  • the tutor will assist your child with homework in the particular subject they are required to tutor
  • the tutor will assist your child with text revision in the particular subject they are required to tutor
  • the tutor will assist your child with exam revision in the particular subject they are required to tutor
  • the tutor will assist your child in improving their marks – provided that there are no learning difficulties that the child has which are not being dealt with

What you need to do to assist the tutor:

  • the tutor requires a quiet room to tutor your child in with a desk that they can sit at – no other children and distractions around
  • the tutor requires tests / exams etc. to be brought home so that they can go over problematic areas with the child
  • the child needs to enure to bring homework and all other learning material home with them so that the tutor can assist them
  • the tutor reqiures the email address of the teacher to communicate with them in terms of your child’s progress etc.
  • the tutor requires your support and assistance if he/she uncovers issues in terms of your child’s learning ability etc.
  • the tutor needs to be told if your child has ADD etc. and / or any other learning difficulties / issues etc.
  • the tutor needs to have an introductory chat with your child’s teacher in terms of establishing the way forward etc.
  • the tutor needs to receive the last 2 academic reports from the child
  • the tutor needs to have the email address of therapists that the child visits i.e. speech therapy, occupational therapy etc. so that he / she can communicate with them
  • ensure that your child is aware that the tutor is there to ASSIST them with their school work and NOT to do their school work for them!
  • have a weekly chat with your tutor about your child’s work ethic that week and where things are at etc.
  • you cannot expect the tutor to assist your child with improving their marks if you do not provide the above to the tutor!

The Tutor must NOT be expected to:

  • perform general au pair duties
  • run errands
  • assist wth transportation of the children

The following is NOT allowed whilst the tutor is with your child:

  • Smoking
  • Chatting on the cell phone
  • Texting on the Blackberry
  • Checking out their Facebook and Twitter
  • Reading their emails
  • Watching TV
  • Reading Magazines
  • Sitting on the couch watching the child study etc.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Tutors committ for fixed-term contracts of 3 to 6 months!
  • Tutors can generally only start tutoring from 15:00 or 16:00
  • Tutors are generally between the ages of 20 and 24
  • Tutors ONLY do tutoring – they do NOT do other duties such as transporting kids around, lunchboxes etc.
  • The tutor will come to your home to tutor your child
  • The tutor can tutor one child at a time successfully – so if you have more than 1 child they need separate tutoring times

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