We realize how important it is for parents to be involved in their children’s academics in order to help them succeed. This is why our tutors have two conference calls a month with families in our Guided Learning plan.
- Work with the tutor to establish clear learning goals for your child.
Kids all over the world use Tabtor for many different reasons. Parents have the ability to shape the program to best fit their needs. It is important to be clear with the tutor as to what your child’s needs are and to explain why you are using the program, such as for filling learning gaps, boosting confidence, supplementing schoolwork, or advancing.
You should also communicate your short and long-term goals. If you want your daughter to master percentage conversions within a set time period, your tutor will discuss this during your call. They will recommend study plan changes that will help her meet the goal.
- Discuss any challenges and frustrations you have witnessed at home.
While our tutors begin to learn why your child may be struggling on a particular topic, there may be more you are witnessing at home as your child completes their work. The conference call is a great opportunity for you to share these frustrations with your child’s tutor. This will help the tutor adjust the learning plan as needed.
If your son is having trouble on a worksheet, does he feel comfortable reaching out to his tutor? While Tabtor does has a flag feature (the hand icon) within the worksheets, not all children are comfortable communicating the trouble they are facing to their tutor.
Additionally, you may notice things about your child’s behavior or attitude as they work on a particular topic. Conveying your concerns to the tutor will help shape assignments so that they appropriately challenge and motivate your child.
- Have your child join the call!
We encourage Tabtor kids to join the conference calls. It is a great way for the tutor and student to get to know each other and establish a bond. Kids love getting to know the teacher who is reviewing their assignments and sending them feedback.
Having your child join the call will also help develop ownership of the program, and your child will become more comfortable letting the tutor know what topics they are having trouble with and what assignments they would like more of.
Be sure to set up a recurring biweekly conference call with your child’s tutor. If you haven’t had a call with your child’s tutor recently, send them a quick email to schedule one this week! Keeping in touch with the tutor will ensure that your learning goals are being met and that the study plan created will lead to the academic successes you wish to see.