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Introduction – Who Is A Tutor?

Introduction - Who Is A Tutor?

TUTOR-A tutor is a private instructor who is employed to give additional educational assistance. A tutor can also be a teacher or teaching assistant who help students in groups or individually in educational activities, whether it is preparing for exams or daily school assignments. Furthermore, a tutor is a person who acts as a legal guardian of student educational affairs and is often employed personally for teaching and supervision. A Graduate Student Instructor is also a tutor who’s basically a postgraduate student who can conduct lectures to tutor undergraduate students. Such sessions are known as tutorials. In the United States, we use expression of a tutor for a person who provides any sort of professional coaching or training in the relevant field of sports, education, music or anything he is expert in. The professional guidance can be within a school or independently at home.

PRIVATE TUTOR- A private teacher who is responsible to teach a particular subject of education or any other skill to a single student or a group in a private setting like home is known as a private tutor. This system of imparting education is mostly adopted to give individual attention to a student who needs to show improvement in results or gain extra knowledge. Though this activity also takes place in a classroom, but the focused attention allows student to absorb quickly and gives rapid results. A private tutor is usually hired privately and paid by parents, guardians or by students itself. Nowadays, the process of hiring can also be through an agency. The requirements and other particulars are given on the request form and the agency will charge you the processing fees including the tutor’s fees. The tutor will reach your home and the payment procedure is the responsibility of the concerned agent.

Why some students opt for home schooling? There are many valid answers; some of them are as follows:

- To seek individual attention in education

- Some students need extra guidance to overcome shortcomings and improvise

- To conduct an advance study

- Capable and extraordinary students interested in giving qualifying exams other than regular school exams seek tutor’s help

To seek guidance and study with the help of a tutor is called tutoring. The process is not just specific for a trained adult professional helping a younger student, tutoring also is imparted if an adult or a classmate helps another person of the same level in a subject to get good grades.

PEER TUTOR- A peer tutor is a person who is of the same status and caliber as of the person who is being tutored. For example, an undergraduate teaching an undergraduate or a graduate student teaching graduate students in a system. Simply, you can class fellow students and help each other. Peer tutoring is generally considered to be safer and has more benefits in terms of relation building; this helps them to build a strong communication link which might be a problem with an adult tutor. A peer tutor has the same level of understanding and mental caliber as the tutee and can make them understand things well; he might have gone through the same subject recently that enables him to deliver the entire part very effectively in the same manner he understood it during his session. If tutee and tutor are of similar age, the tutee sees the teacher at his level and the advices are accepted more easily as compared to a teacher. Another reason that makes tutees feel more comfortable is in result oriented study, whereas studying with a teacher creates the fear of poor results in students, which in turn lowers their performance.

If you are a student and wanted to earn as a peer tutor, then there are job trainings and workshops which can help you. A beginner is usually paired with an experienced tutor, so that they can get a grip on the skill and once the trainers are satisfied with the performance, one can operate on their own.


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