How to Find the Right Tutor for My Child

Finding a tutor is no easy feat. The right tutor needs to connect with your child and have a rich understanding of exactly how your child learns. This is a tall order, but luckily, we have some guidance! Here we discuss the qualities you’ll want to look for in a tutor, and later, how Gooroo’s unique matching process can help you find the right tutor for your child.

A tutor is more than just brains

When it’s time to find a tutor, there are more factors to consider than just brains. While of course, a good tutor needs to be academically “smart”, what is most important is a student-tutor connection. In which case, ensuring that the tutor and the student mesh well needed to find a tutor.

Something as simple as finding a tutor who shares in your child’s extracurricular interests could be the tutor for you. It might mean considering the kinds of personalities your child does well with, and narrowing your search accordingly. If you were searching on your own, considering one application at a time, it would be exhausting. Thankfully, Gooroo’s network of expert tutors and matching process, are here to take the weight off your shoulders.

This connection can also be fostered by a tutor’s ability to identify and incorporate a student’s learning style. Everyone has a unique style of learning and is important in finding a tutor. We consider there to be five learning styles: instruction, discovery, story, analogy, and theory. Some students learn best strictly within one style, whereas other students need a range. Gooroo tutors understand how to tailor sessions exactly to a child’s needs. You can learn a bit more about each learning style here.

Gooroo’s process

At Gooroo, our number one goal is to match students with the right tutors for their needs. We take the stress of the matching process off of the parent. To find a tutor, this is exactly how our process works:

First, anyone can request a Gooroo tutor online. In this request, you’ll be asked to include what you want to learn, as well as when and where you want to learn it. You can also let us know if you’ll need any accommodations or have highly specific learning needs.

After you submit your request, our algorithm begins working to find the student their match. We will notify you when we find a tutor who is write for you, at which point you’ll have exclusive access to book that tutor for a limited time. Once you’ve confirmed your session in our app or on our website, you are all ready to go!

During the first session, the tutor will get to know the student’s learning style, actively integrating it into the lesson and expanding on it in sessions to come. As a business that prioritizes community, we keep close contact with our tutors, and we are confident that after just one session you’ll think of them as highly as we do. But if for any reason you are not satisfied with your first session, you will receive another match and session for free.

After your first session, your tutor will provide personalized feedback, which is an excellent way to track student growth. The feedback will also include goals for the next session, or for the student to reach in their own time, ensuring consistent forward progress.

Yep, it really is that simple! We hope this article was helpful in explaining how Gooroo can help you find a tutor, as well as certain qualities to look for. If you are feeling like you need a bit of extra guidance getting started with Gooroo, be sure to contact us. One of our Education Consultants will get back to you within the next business day. We look forward to finding your student their match.

About the Author

Cassidy A.

Cassidy A.

Cassidy A. is an experienced English tutor at Gooroo, a tutoring membership that matches students to tutors perfect for them based on their unique learning needs. Gooroo offers math, English, ESL, Spanish tutoring, and more.