Thurston & Jones looks for specific characteristics in tutors; these qualities make our portfolio of staff exceptional. A robust and up to date knowledge of the national curriculum, however vital, is not the sole requirement of an excellent tutor. We have listed below a selection of the characteristics that make a great tutor.
A Diverse and Varied Experience
In our profession, the best way to develop skills is with time and experience devoted to the job. For the fresher-faced on our books, we remind them to think back to when they were students and channel those experiences. However, the only certified way to truly develop the confidence that the most exceptional tutors have is through hours of real time spent one-on-one with a student. The literature can help a great deal in the early stages of a career, but nothing compares to the real thing.
An excellent tutor can inspire hard work in their student. The hour or two of tutoring a week is part of the inspiration, but it is the student's perspiration that gets results. An ability to convey optimism and instil confidence is vital. We only hire people who are qualified and passionate in their field.
The ability to read a student is vital in a tutoring situation. When matching the tutors on our books to our clients' needs, we aim to cultivate a trusting relationship. An excellent tutor should not only learn to read their pupil but also understand how to get the best results from the student. The great thing about private tutoring is that it is carried out informally, usually in a comfortable environment. When correctly chosen, a perceptive tutor can lead to a very fruitful relationship.
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