4 mistakes to avoid in private lessons
How difficult can it be to choose the “right” teacher, but also the right method of communication, when we want to start private lessons – ιδιαίτερα μαθήματα? And yet a simple theoretical process can become quite complicated, “entangled” in adventures, distracting us from the goal and ultimately from the motivation itself. The experience of those who are already involved in the process “speaks” for itself and the process is common to all.
First, we identify the “need” for private lessons. Then the most important thing is not to “step on it“, not to fall into four very common traps that will be in front of us – and in another, better “hidden“.
1. The tutorial trap
The solution of the “neighbourhood tutoring” or the “famous tutoring” is the easy solution that we will all find in front of us. They promise “sure success“, “fast progress“, “recognized degrees” and with a “good package” they satisfy our need – at first sight. But the truth is that this way we will just send our child to another “class“, where he will be treated the same as the rest of his classmates. At the same time as school, he should learn or repeat the lesson – at the pace of the class and not his own. Will there be time for the teacher to focus on our child’s personal needs? Will it be possible for our child to move as far as he can, or should he follow “order”? The answer is, of course, obvious.
2. The trap of the “known”
Who will teach our child who needs reinforcement in Mathematics? No, “the colleague’s nephew, who went to Physics” is not the best person to teach our child in private lessons, because what we choose for our child is not someone to solve his exercises. We want someone who will teach him Mathematics. And the “nephew” may be a very good boy, in a good mood and “succeed in the experiment“, but why experiment with it?
3. The trap of the most economical solution
Clearly, finances are one of the most important criteria in our selection. But it is not the only thing when the issue is the education of our child, the foundations he will take for his future, the coverage of his weaknesses or the cultivation of his talents. Similarly, the same is true for those of us who have decided to either go back to the desks after a while to perfect a foreign language, learn music or dance. By choosing blindly, we are also blindly guided for the financial. Few people are available by phone and before we meet them to clarify the price they offer us, while based on information we “heard” we will hardly be convinced that yes, it is worth giving “something more”.
4. The trap of the chaotic process
Where to start and where to end, looking for the right person to trust not only his child’s education, but -in the final analysis- and his money. We may start calling friends and acquaintances, gathering experiences and Recommendations and re-start a new round of phone calls to a number of candidates, who have been introduced to us by an acquaintance and for whom we don’t even know if they are available to add our own child to their program. After the first refusals, it is natural, the disappointment comes and how easy it is then to “close” someone by agreeing to their terms and let it not suit us perfectly because “in the end we will not find anyone”…
How do we find the “best” in the chaos?
The answer is the site tutors.gr, the online platform that gathers all the necessary information for private lessons and everything one may need around this topic.
At tutors.gr we can easily and quickly find the solution to the problem that concerns us. Through a wide range of courses, 225 in total, from Mathematics, English, Ancient Greek, Physics, Exhibition, Chemistry to Elementary School, Guitar and Planning, we can choose the teacher that suits us, communicate with him through the platform and finally to organize the course we want, easily, quickly and guaranteed, as we use most of the safety valves offered.
What is the process for online private lessons?
The process is simple and does not require much familiarity with technology. Entering the platform, we choose from the options in the main search bar the course that interests us. It automatically takes us to a new page with all the prospective teachers, where we can see their photo, their age, their teaching experience, their educational level (degrees and institutions of study), the desired tuition fees, while at the same time we are given the ability to use additional filters to limit our options.
For example, we can immediately type the area that we are interested in, so that the displayed options are significantly reduced. We can even determine the amount of money we are interested in paying per lesson, but also if we want the lesson to be done in our own space, in the teacher’s space or even online – an option that is constantly gaining ground.
Tutors.gr also provides us with the opportunity to verify from the beginning who the certified teachers are, i.e who have “uploaded” their degrees on the platform and these have been checked by the special team. We must not forget that as friendly as the site is for students and their parents, so it is for the teachers and professors themselves. With a simple process, the profile of the teacher is registered and created, which from there on he enriches as he wishes: With his CV, his degrees, the prices he offers, the areas he serves, etc.
Finally, it is worth noting that tutors.gr accepts registrations and searches for private teachers and interested parties throughout Greece, thus further expanding the search range for all.