Every student is unique and has different learning styles and preferences. Our tutors at Firefly Tutors are well aware of this, and always arrive prepared with an arsenal of effective teaching strategies to ensure that every student undergoes lessons that work well for them. Here are some of the most effective tutoring strategies we use with students on a daily basis.
Taking A Personalized Approach
Good tutors believe that every student deserves opportunities to reach their full potential. They take time to fully understand individual students’ learning styles so as to pair them with a compatible tutor with the right expertise and abilities. Every student gets a specially crafted and customized multi-sensory learning experience, regardless of their specific needs. Unlike other tutoring companies, Firefly Tutors identify our students' strengths and help them develop important life skills that extend beyond those learned in the classroom.
As compared to parents and teachers, tutors play a different role, putting them in a unique yet advantageous position to support their students. Personal relationships pave the foundation for student achievement; the more the tutor instills trust and respect, the more connected a student feels to their tutor, all of which are necessary for students to learn well. When a tutor listens to their students, learns about their personal preferences and goals, and spends time building a relationship with them, learning can truly be personalized. The tutor can also find ways to incorporate the student’s interests into the teaching. Tutors should focus and teach to the student’s strengths, not weaknesses.
Having proper communication and collaboration with all stakeholders are essential in setting a student up for success. When tutors place emphasis on goal setting, developing benchmarks, and planning backward, students are better prepared for academic progress and achievement. Successful tutors collaborate with teachers and parents to co-create specially tailored learning plans with their students. This enables them to gain insight from important adults in their students' lives and come up with better strategies for success and accountability.
A highly effective tutor can make learning meaningful, relevant, and rigorous. These tutors are experts in their respective fields and subject matters; they understand the subject’s concepts, problems, and ideas like the back of their hands. They can introduce and discuss the rigor of real-world applications of concepts. Tutors can better engage students if they can transform school assignments into project-based activities and give opportunities for hands-on work rather than abstract tasks or rote memorization. Tutors who can make learning relevant to students' interests enable students to actually care about what they are learning. Lastly, tutors who make learning rigorous with the right amounts (challenging enough, but not tough to the point of students giving up) demonstrate clear development in the progress of their students.
Get Results with Tutoring Services by Firefly Tutors
Here at Firefly Tutors, we utilize all these effective strategies in our personalized tutoring services in a variety of subjects across the US. Our experienced tutors promote positive reinforcement and academic achievement in the development of confident and successful students. Feel free to contact us today and our team at Firefly Tutors can help to assess if our tutoring services are a good fit for your child or student.