How Can I Help My Child Get The Most Out Of Their Classes?

Obviously, as tutors, we try to make your job as easy as possible. We ensure that each student know exactly what they have to do and has all the necessary information required to get the most out of their classes. However, there are a few simple ways in which you, as a parent, can help.

1. Make sure your child has all the necessary resources. This includes any pens, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, rulers and calculators that they will need throughout the lesson. If your child is attending more than one class, it is also a good idea to make sure they have a snack and a drink. For more information, check out this post.

2. Make sure they complete their homework each week. Each week your child will be given an amount of homework to complete before the next class. The point of this homework is to ensure that your child retains the information that they have learned during the class and to prepare them for the next week’s quiz. Students who do not complete their homework are unlikely to get the most out of the class, so students, parents and tutors have to work together to ensure that this task gets done.

3. Make sure you sign the homework schedule every week. On the second page of each week’s book is a homework schedule. (see below) Each week, students will be required to write their homework in this section. There is a space for the schedule to be signed by the tutor, the student and the parent each week. It is important that you sign your child’s book each week. This is not just so you can see what homework they have; this section of the book is also a valuable place for the tutor to write messages for you to read or for you to write messages for the tutor to read. See this post for more information. By signing it every week, you can ensure that a line of communication is established between you and your child’s tutor.

Page 2 of each week's book.

What Do I Do If I Have A Question For My Child’s Tutor?

If you have a question for your child’s tutor, there are a number of means through which you can communicate with them. Primarily, if you have any general concerns or enquiries that need to be addressed immediately, you can either call us on 1800 668 177 or email us at enquiries@spectrumtuition.com and we will pass on all necessary information to your child’s tutor.

If you have a question about the homework or the course work, or if your child is having difficulties that you wish to inform their tutor about, there is a section on page 2 of each week’s course book marked “Comments (from parent/student)” that you can use (see below). The homework schedule on this page should be signed by both the parents and the tutor on a weekly basis, so it is a good line of communication between yourself and your child’s tutor.

Page 2 of each week's book.

Of course, if you would like to speak directly to your child’s tutor, you are welcome to speak to them before or after class. Keep in mind that tutors often need to attend or prepare for other classes, so if you have several questions, please let us know in advance so we can make sure the tutor is free for a discussion. Of course, the managers at the front desk of our centres are also happy to answer any questions you might have.