The Link Between Your Child's Teacher and a Tutor
Three people play integral roles in your child's education: teachers, tutors, and you.
As the parent, you are the most important player.
Many students at St. Jerome School are being tutored because the help which tutors
provide support the academic content which is being taught in a classroom. This
support can sometimes enlighten a student’s understanding. Tutors provide this
attention, helping students accomplish their academic goals,based upon the grade
level’s expectations. Planning is based on the curriculum that will be covered over the whole
year. This is an important component between the classroom teacher and the tutor.
Approaches in student’s work habits vary. By working with an in-school tutoring program
the tutors get some insight on how each child learns. Classroom teacher are also
gaining this insight as they work with students.
Once a tutor receives insight on how each child learns, the lessons are modified to
meet the needs of individual student. Each child has his or her own learning style, and I
as a tutor can tap into it. This helps to know what teaching techniques individual
children responds to best.
As tutoring sessions continues, it's important that I monitor student’s academic
progress. Ongoing communication between the classroom teacher and the tutor
include discussions about student’s individual progress.
If at any time a student’s progress becomes limited, I identify the problem and make
the appropriate adjustments based upon the student’s abilities. As goals are reached we
continue to practice those skills as well as tackle other academic goals. Occasionally
revising the goals if necessary. Revision of a goal is a stepping stone which allows the
tutor to assist students who are now moving closer to mastering the specific academic
skills. At this point the students are showing the classroom teacher how much they have
gained by working with a tutor.
I am a teacher at St. Jerome School in Cleveland.