First Tutors attended the first AGM of the The Tutors Association last week.
Prof Judith Ireson from the Institute of Education gave a very interesting talk on what research to date shows are the key outcomes parents are looking for from private tutoring: increases in understanding, confidence, persistence and grade improvement. We also discussed what skills/attributes clients were looking for in a tutor, and based on Ireson's research she proposed that the following came through strongly: Subject knowledge (including strategic use of)
Tutors added the following to Prof. Ireson's list:
If there is anything you feel as a client or tutor you would like to add to this list we would love to receive your comments.