# How do I choose a Maths Tutor? Choosing a Maths Tutor?

Another common question I am asked by parents and pupils is “How do I choose the right Maths Tutor for my child?” or “What makes a good Maths Tutor?”, “How do I know my child is making progress with his Maths Tutor?”. So this post is one for those who are looking for a Maths Tutor for their child or themselves and need some advice on making the correct decision. Choosing a Maths Tutor can be a daunting experience as the tutor normally will charge a substantial amount of money for their Maths Tutoring services, so you want to get it right.

There are many advantages and disadvantages to getting a tutor and in the current climate the financial component is a great factor in the decision of taking one on. If the learner can do without a Maths tutor then a great deal of money could be saved for a household. Here are a few things you should think about when choosing a Maths Tutor;

**Does the Maths Tutor have the relevant experience?****Does the Maths Tutor have good communication skills?****Does the Maths Tutor have a CRB check and is allowed to work with children?****Does the Maths Tutor have his or her own resources?****Does the Maths Tutor travel to locations or do you have to travel to the Maths Tutor?****How much does the Maths Tutor charge?****Can I afford the Maths Tutor charges?****Does the Maths Tutor have references from previous students?****Does the Maths Tutor have a good track record in getting results?****Does my child really need a Maths Tutor or is it a deeper underlying issue that can be resolved at school?****Can I be a Maths Tutor to my child?**

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions @magicalmaths

Categorised as: Mathematics | Parent | Teacher

Some important questions to ask. Good post.

Care needs to be taken balancing cost effective tutors vs effective tutors. Some maths tutor can simply be glorified baby sitters, especially down at the primary school level.

I’ve written an entire blog on this topic (I’m a teacher and own a maths tuition company ]). Simplistically though, I believe a good maths tutor does the following:

i) Motivates and

ii) Provides Individualised Attention (extensive knowledge needed for senior and tertiary students)

Would like to guest blog on the site about your views.