Introduction- Tutoring is a challenging profession because a tutor has to adapt himself according to the diverse needs and behaviors of different students. To be successful in the tutoring profession, you must be able to cope up with your students in all kinds of situations. Your appearance, behavior, body language, teaching style, communication skills- all must reflect a positive aspect of your personality so that students may trust, respect, and work with you. Being a tutor, you must keep in mind that students follow you in all respects. To maintain good chemistry with your pupils, keep some points in mind:
Tolerance Capacity- This is perhaps the most important quality expected of a tutor. With the advancement of education and techniques, students are becoming obstinate. To get along with such students, a tutor needs to be very much patient. A patient tutor will be able to get due respect from the students and will inspire students to be more patient as well.
Flexibility and Creativity- Since different kids have different psychological circumstances, they have diverse learning capacities. A tutor must have a flexible nature so as to be able to mold to the different needs of students. A tutor should also be creative in planning out new ways of teaching so that students don’t feel bored, and instead show interest in learning everything being taught to them.
Emotional Attachment-Besides professional relations, you must also attach yourself to the emotional aspect of students. Most of the time, students consider their tutors their mentors, role models, and their friends too. Therefore, involving yourself emotionally with students will help you benefit them in the long term.
Admiration and Punishment- You must praise students even for the smallest effort made by them and encourage them to do better. Similarly, for the mistakes committed by them should be punished in such a way that they learn a lesson and don’t repeat it in future.
Conclusion- By adopting some skills related to behavior and teaching, you will be successful in helping your students achieve.