The laws of mathematics govern everything around us and it is precisely the reason why it is an important subject and plays a significant role in almost everything. It is also well known to be a subject which is challenging because of the nature of the subject; it is abstract, has a depth to it and there are a plethora of ways in which concepts can be applied in the real-world context.
Teachers (not all) have a very religious method of teaching this subject these days, which is to give practice papers and flash answer keys in the visualiser. This is highly ineffective and the general reason why school teachers do this is because the system requires them to keep up with the stipulated time frame and hence teachers are always in a rush to finish what they have to do so. The fast pace does not allow students to understand and internalise what they have learnt as well and this is what leads to plunging grades. Even if a student is hardworking and determined, the right guidance is essential and hence many look to math tuition as the ultimate solution.
However, many parents are confused as to how to choose the right tuition centre for their kids. There are many factors that come into place when it comes to choosing a centre for your children.
So, let’s take a look at what they are!
Though this may seem like a secondary point, it really isn’t. It is essential to choose the tutoring centre that is either nearest to your child’s school or near home. This way, children can attend their tuition lesson either after school, or if tuition sessions are in the weekends, they can attend math tuition near their home. Convenience is key because children should not waste their time travelling and in fact, it will cause them to be extremely tired. Fatigue will not help them concentrate during lessons and at the end of the day, everything becomes counterproductive.
Figure out which tuition centre are the nearest and then filter through them to choose the best!
#2: THE HISTORY
Some tuition centres are quite well-experienced, while others have just started out. It is important to find out what the tuition centre has done and achieved since the year of its establishment. Usually tuition centres will advertise themselves by placing actual student opinions as posters and showcase the jump in their grades after attending math tuition. Those are a good way to gauge the quality of tuition and you can make a decision based on that.
Knowing about the history is beneficial as it will build a trust in you, and you can send your child to that tuition centre with confidence!
#3: THE TUTORS AND THEIR TEACHING
This one’s a bit of a trial and error. Technically you would not know how the math tutors at the tuition centre teach and how they prepare their students. If you have already had your child join a tuition centre, as a parent, it is important for you to observe and ask your child how lessons are. After every tuition session, ask your child if the lesson was helpful, whether the teacher teaches well, and read through the assignments and notes that the tuition centre has provided them with. Taking note of all of this, you will then be able to arrive at a conclusion about how effective the tuition centre is in pushing students to achieve excellent grades.
ALL IN ALL, there are several things you need to look at when it comes to choosing the right tuition centre for your child. However, do not stress yourself about choosing the perfect centre because you will only figure out based on trial and error. Tuition centres in general are very driven to provide the best for their students and hence, it is a rare scenario to ever find an ineffective tutoring centre. Most likely, you will hit the jackpot on the first try!