- Plan your sessions
Planning ahead and having a clear idea of what you want to achieve will help make a great tutoring session.
- Give gentle reminders
If the pupils seem to be distracted or off task, giving them gentle reminders to focus usually does the trick.
- Be confident and enthusiastic
Even if you are nervous, it is important the pupils feel you are in control.
- Talk to your pupils throughout the session
Pupil feedback is a great tool to make use of. Encourage your pupils to verbalise their methods and thought processes.
- Encourage your pupil to put pen to paper
This may sound obvious but some pupils lack confidence and require a helping hand.
- Be positive and encouraging
If your pupils show a lack of understanding, provide them with encouragement to figure out where they went wrong.
- Be prepared
Have your resources ready and in order. This helps you get started quickly when the session begins.
- Use each session to inform your next one
Did the pupils struggle with something or indicate there is something in particular they’d like to work on in the following session? Make sure you incorporate this into your plan for the following week.
- Ask for advice or feedback
Please speak to the programme coordinator or teacher as they are there to help. No question is too small!