What Skills Should My Online Maths Tutor Have?

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If you’re considering getting an online maths tutor, you need to be on the lookout for the qualities that your maths tutor should have. It’s important to hire the right tutor for you, especially as you are spending money on them!

Qualifications

I suppose this one is obvious. Look at your tutor’s profile. Ideally, they should have high grades in their maths GCSE, meaning an A (7) or above. You want to be confident that they know what they’re doing and know how to help you ace these maths exams.

If they’re going to teach you their expertise, you need to make sure that they were an expert in their own exams before considering yours. Additionally, if you are looking at A level maths, your tutor should also have a high grade in their maths A level.

Again, you’d be wanting your tutor to have bagged an A or above in their maths A level, although a B is also respected at this highly advanced level. When seeing their maths qualifications, this should tell you everything you need to know about your tutor’s academic maths skills.

You want a tutor that performed well so that they can teach you how to perform academically too. It’s as simple as that!

Communication

You should also be on the lookout for tutors who have great communication skills. Ideally, you need someone who will readily help you, is good at answering your questions, and can explain things well.

All online maths tutors for A Level and teachers should be good at explaining mathematical concepts, as, without explanation, no students would understand anything! So, as well as academic skills, your tutor should have communication skills to help you through your journey.

Through communication, you may even be able to build a great relationship with your tutor which will help motivate you to get better grades. It’s common knowledge that students who have better relationships with their teachers and tutors often perform better academically than students who don’t.

With communication, you’d also want your tutor to be friendly and welcoming. This can help put students at ease rather than put pressure on them when they are trying to learn new concepts.

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Teaching skills

Of course, one thing that gets a tutor to stand out is their exemplary teaching skills. This can include using particularly effective methods. For example, a tutor may start by explaining a mathematical method and then set the student off on a task.

Tutors need to know what teaching methods work the best for their students to make their presence as effective as possible. At the end of the day, tutors are there to boost their students’ grades. If they know how to go about doing this, they’re going to be seen as one of the better tutors out there.

So, there you have it. There’re a few different important skills that maths tutors should have including their ability to teach, academic skills, and ability to communicate well. All of these will contribute to a student’s experience of being tutored.

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