How does BrightSparkz decide on the best tutor match?
It’s a new year and you may be wondering how to best help your child find the academic support they need. It is inevitable that most children will face some academic challenges at some point in their school career, so why not pre-empt it? With so many options – centres or one on one, study skills and extra lessons, it’s a tough decision to know where and how to start. That’s why you should start by getting your child a private tutor!
Tutors provide the bridge between learning how to study for problematic subjects and applying concepts during test and exam seasons. By getting your child a one-on-one tutor, you are enabling them to expand their knowledge through exploring various study techniques. A tutor can help improve your child’s academic performance, boost their confidence and help retain focus and ensure that goals are on track to be met.
We’ve been matching families to tutors & providing them with learning support for a decade and a half! Our tutors believe in helping your child find academic enrichment, fulfilment and maintenance of their studies. All while helping them foster a love and appreciation for learning.
Our BrightSparkz tutors are unique individuals, who are selected carefully based on their specific strengths in their chosen subjects. They have thorough knowledge of the subjects they are screened to tutor. They also have a passion for tutoring and helping learners reach their full potential.
You may be wondering how we choose our tutors? Here are some of the qualities we look for in a tutor:
- Excellent subject knowledge
- Passion for education and learning
- Currently studying or have completed qualification
- Compassion, confidence & determination
- Unique individuals
- Quality teaching style
- Experience with kids
Choosing a well matched tutor for your child can be difficult. So, what goes into the perfect tutor match at BrightSparkz?
BrightSparkz has developed a rigorous screening process in which character and personality, high school and university results, affinity for teaching, and past teaching and tutoring experience are taken into account. Many of our tutors are currently studying at universities, but many are qualified or in the post-graduate phase of their studies. Many tutors also carry years of experience they have gained from tutoring their peers as well as BrightSparkz clients!
Our trained interviewers and consultants do an excellent job in assessing our tutors’ teaching abilities, as well as what kind of learners they would best be suited to. The process of the ”BrightSparkz tutor match” is a collaborative effort between parent and consultant. You tell us what you need and we will do our best to pair you with a tutor that fits into your specific requirements.
We caught up with one of our learning consultants about what she looks for in the perfect tutor match. Here’s what Noluthando had to say:
“The perfect tutor match is not just making sure that the tutor can assist with the subject or that they have great results, from calling our clients you get a feel of what the student not only struggles with on a schooling and subject level but their personality type.
It’s important that with any tutoring relationship that the learner feels safe enough to ask questions and ask the same question over and over again until they understand. You want the type of relationship whereby the student wants to run to the tutor first to boast about an improvement. This is why we choose tutors who are passionate, approachable and confident in what they do. We choose tutors who we believe will instil a growth mindset, through nurturing their students’ curious, courageous and critical minds.
Our tutors are hand picked to suit your child’s specific learning needs, their learning abilities, unique study techniques – making a lasting and powerful impact on your child’s academic future.”
Moreover, how can we assist your child beyond the realm of purely academic purposes, but gaining a mentor to aid in developing a deeper understanding and keen interest in learning beyond the classroom. We understand the difficulty in trying to keep up with your child’s academics! That’s why we’ve thoroughly trained our tutors, and prioritised cultivating a passion for education and learning.
Get in touch with us to chat about your child’s specific learning needs. From here our consultants will screen our top tutors to find you an incredible tutor. If you’re unsure about taking that leap of faith, try an ad-hoc lesson with a tutor of your choice before committing to the ‘one.’
We’ve been matching families to their perfect tutor since 2007 – we can do the same for you!
Written by BrightSparkz Staff Members, Noluthando and Madalaine