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We have collated answers to a number of questions typically asked when you first venture forth into the world of School Tuition.
In SchoolsOn, we agree with the adage "the only dumb question is the question you don't ask!"

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Vetting Tutors
"Are tutors who advertise on your site vetted?"

We do share your concerns but as we are yet to come up with a fool proof vetting system we do not vet tutors on the website. Some tutors do have certificates from the Police, and are forced to do so by state laws. By law, all teachers (and most child care professionals) are regularly checked by their employer. This is why some agencies only take on teachers.

Only taking on teachers offers a cheap way to vet prospective tutors but does not offer students the best range of choice. Experienced professionals are invaluable to the tutoring pool. Teachers alone cannot meet the demand for tutors and some students require the different perspective and experience offered by non teachers.

At the end of the day, if you want yourself or your child to feel safe and secure you have to use your own judgement.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Agencies
Advantages: An easily accessible choice of tutors. If you have a problem with a tutor then you can easily change to another one.

Disadvantages: There is some risk that agencies offer a false sense of security (see vetting). There are no guarantee's in life! At the end of the day, if you want yourself or your child to feel safe and secure you have to use your own judgement.

How can a tutor help me?
A tutor is valuable to you because they help you focus on what you need to know - whatever your situation. Most teachers do not have the time or resources to help students individually. If a student is unable to grasp a particular concept, a busy teacher may miss the students need in an effort to keep moving the class forward.
They also tend to be academic, covering only the subject matter required. This leaves out perhaps the most important information of all - how to pass the exam!

Knowing a subject inside and out is not enough to pass an exam. The secret is to know what the examiner wants, in terms of style and content, as well as being able to put it onto paper fast enough. Good tutors will have the know how to help students prepare and pass examinations.

Unfortunately, most people think that knowledge and experience is all that is needed to be a good tutor - it isn't. Good tutors also know how to discover what you are good at and what you are bad at. They then use this knowledge to directly address your needs, allowing you to maximise your marks in your exams.

1. Why do I need a Tutor?
Because everyone can do with a little help!

Anyone who needs to study or has an exam to sit can make use of one. We would strongly recommend a tutor for every student - no matter the subject, the student's level or their ability. If you want to achieve your full potential, or just want to make life easier, then find yourself a tutor.


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