Anyone can call themselves a tutor but to be an effective tutor, one must constantly evaluate and re-evaluate themselves. Subsequently, there are certain qualities that tutors should strive to not only possess but to improve on a regular basis. Here’s a general guide to to help you upscale yourself.

Of course, for teaching to be effective, the student and their parents must have complete trust in the tutor. This can be hard without having a platform to back your credibility. Worry not! You can resolve this issue simply. Teach with reputable after-school learning programs, like Talentnook and parents will trust in your credibility.

Remember that these characteristics are the effective tutor’s overarching qualities. Try to ask for feedback from your students. Evaluate yourself with these qualities in mind. Finally, use your self-evaluation to better yourself as a tutor!

Posted by Irfhana Zakir Hussain

Irfhana Zakir Hussain is an undergraduate student in Computer Science and Engineering with Big Data Analytics. A lover of both STEM and humanities, she combines the two by writing analytical pieces on essential topics in education. In 2016, she was one of 15 students worldwide selected to speak at the inaugural TED-Ed Weekend. There, Irfhana navigated the complex issue of solving the effects of racism and intersectionality on educational opportunities.

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