What is your teachers education philosophy?
Before starting with a new tutor yourself or sending your child to a new tutor/school you should learn about the education philosophy of the school and the teachers within that school. This will be a huge factor in the quality of education that you or your child will be receiving.
Here are a few questions to ask when making this big decision.
- What is the purpose of education?
- Ask the teacher specifically why do you teach?
- What is the role of the teacher in the classroom?
- What qualities should a good teacher have?
- How do you use technology when teaching your students?
- Can all students learn and can they all be taught in the same way?
If your teacher has a hard time coming up with answers to these questions or if they get frustrated when answering these questions, then they are letting you know they are not a qualified teacher who cares about the outcome of your and your family’s education. You want to make sure the tutor is invested in the progress of all by doing whatever they can. Tutors must learn to adapt to different learning styles and must think outside of the box when it comes to effectively creating a connection with the students.
Too many educational institutions rely on memorization and the quality of education has decreased significantly. Make sure to not be a victim of this yourselves and have your potential teachers tell you about their educational philosophies. Make sure they follow through with their promises and ask for feedback frequently.
English Ninjas believes that practice makes perfect. Through conversational practice, students force themselves to speak and make the necessary mistakes in order to improve. In your first sessions with tutors be sure to ask them for their educational philosophy and make sure your tutor cares about your advancement as much as you do. Get started with English Ninjas today by clicking on this link.