When it comes to a child’s learning experience in a tuition centre, it is obvious what role the teachers and children play. The children are there to learn and actively work on improving their grades and the teachers are committed to helping them learn and improve as quickly as possible. What is not always entirely clear is the role that parents play when a child starts learning at a tuition centre. Tutor
If your child is in a tuition centre or you are planning to send them to a centre in the future, you have to know what your role is in the learning process. Some parents may think that their job is just to sign the child up and make sure they get there on a routine basis, but this is not the best thing for the child. Your child will be more successful if you are more actively involved in their tuition experience.
The most important thing you can do as a parent is make sure the lines of communication are wide open between your home and the tuition centre. You should be in routine contact with teachers and administrators at the centre and you have to talk to your child about their experience on a routine basis. You should be in the loop and know everything that is happening in the tuition centre.
Just knowing how your child is doing, what they are learning, and what accomplishments they have already experienced will allow you to encourage and praise your child at home. You can’t meet the rest of your obligations listed below if you aren’t staying in contact with the tuition centre and talking with your child.
Be a Cheerleader
No matter how fast or slow going your child’s learning progress may be, you have to become a cheerleader on their side of the court when they are at home. Ask them about what they are learning and what they have already mastered and then praise them. Make sure they know you are proud of them and believe in them.
Children who get this praise at home have more self confidence and perform better in the centre and at school.
You may even want to ask the teacher about things your child is doing exceptionally well at the centre and then tell them “your teacher told me you are a rock star with math.” This type of praise allows your child to hear praise from you but also feels the teacher supports them.
Back Up the Tuition Centre Teachers
If there are ever any problems with your child at the centre, resist that urge to protect your child and shelter them from criticism. If you are open minded and listen to what is going on you will see that helping your child improve or fix the problem will allow them to grow and change in a positive way.