Our Tutor Recruitment Process
A lot of clients requests for tutoring not because the teacher in class does not have the knowledge or credentials to teach, but because their children do not understand the teacher’s explanations. Science Tutor Network understands this problem. This is why we have a strict recruitment process to ensure that tutors can communicate with the student.
Our interviews involves a technical assessment, which consists of an on-the-spot test on various chemistry, biology and physics concepts from different grades. The candidate is responsible to tutor the interviewer, who act as an ordinary student. Through our assessment, we are able to analyze the candidate's teaching style as well as the candidate’s science knowledge for a certain grade and subject. Our goal is to ensure that tutors who join our team can explain concepts and engage students' understanding.
The Importance of Establishing Rapport
We realize that a healthy learning relationship between the tutor and the student is vital to a student's success. Tutors and students must be able to connect with each other for tutoring to work efficiently. This is why our student-to-tutor matching process ensures we arrange tutors who share similar interests and background with the student. Our tutors do more than just teaching. They also act as mentors for our leaders of tomorrow.
Helping Students Answer Their Own Questions
For students to fully understand the questions they struggle with, tutors cannot simply explain the solution to students and expect them to be able to answer a similar question correctly the next time. We believe that tutors should ask a lot of questions and lead students to the answer. Next, create similar problems to verify that the student fully grasp the concept. That way, students will likely learn and remember the concepts much better.
Advancing Step by Step
We realize that there may be certain areas that students may be weaker at. Our tutors will structure their lessons to help students overcome these hurdles in a progressive manner. Having students learn one step at a time solidify their understanding and allow them to perform at their highest potential through time.
Science Tutor Network provides monthly evaluations for students. Our progress report contains a detailed breakdown of student's knowledge of materials, application of concepts, problem solving ability and transitional skills. The report also contains tutor's feedback on areas the student needs to focus on, and recommendations on how to overcome obstacles that prevent students from achieving further.
Flexible and Convenient
We understand that students are often busy with extra-curricular activities and other commitments. Our tutors will work with students to schedule a time that is convenient for both. We also understand that students may request additional lessons before a test or exam. Our tutors realize this and will try their best to schedule extra lessons for students.
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