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07/08/2016
The summer break is the most common time when children let their brains take a vacation from school and focus entirely on leisure activities. However, as the end of the summer break period starts to get closer, many children begin to think about what is ahead. These thoughts are often to what their lessons will be like, how their friendship groups may be, and most commonly, who their new teacher is going to be.

Tips for a Successful First Meeting With Your Child's New Teacher

Along with your child, the idea of their new teacher is likely to be a thought which is on your mind. As the new school years approaches, now is the time to start planning what you want to discuss with your child's new teacher and the questions you would like to ask. To help get you started, The Tutoring Center, Upland CA has prepared a short informational piece to assist you in preparing to meet your child's new teacher.

Make a List

Similar to mid-year parent/teacher interviews, many parents meet their child's new teacher for the first time and then return home only to realize they forgot to ask important questions or discuss crucial information. As the summer break period comes to an end, create a list of the items you would like to speak about. As you think of new ones, be sure to include them in the list so that they are not forgotten. A few days before you are due to meet your child's new teacher, take some time to prioritize the items on your list. In the event that you do not have sufficient time to discuss everything you want, it is important that you address the items which are most important to you first.

Let Them Introduce Themselves

Before you raise any concerns or questions, give the teacher a chance to speak and introduce themselves. More than just your child's instructor, their teacher is also a human, so be sure to take the time to learn a little bit about who they are.

Ask Them to Discuss Their Style

It's true that teachers will follow a standard curriculum. However, each teacher has their own way of delivering the information and material. Ask your child's teacher for their preferred teaching style and how they plan to deliver each lesson. This will give you a good opportunity to identify any potential challenges which your child may encounter during their lessons. If you identify any challenges that your child may face, speak with The Tutoring Center, Upland CA at (909) 579-0274 about addressing these challenges with one-to-one tutoring near Upland CA. The Tutoring Center, Upland CA offers "Geniuses in Training" programs which are focused on individual subjects and are a great complement to your child's regular school lessons.

Ask How You Can Help

In addition to advising your child's teacher that they attend tutoring classes, make it known to their teacher that you enjoy playing an active role in your child's education and are interested in additional ways for them to learn. In conjunction with any identified challenges, the teacher may be able to provide you with techniques or additional learning material for you to become familiar with in anticipation of challenging subjects or lessons. This also extends into any additional help you may like to provide, such as chaperoning any field trips that may occur or providing teaching assistance during special events. The more the teacher knows about how involved you like to be, the more likely they are to consider you when the opportunities become available.

Respect Their Limitations

Make sure that your meeting and your conversations remain constructive and focused on your child's learning. While you may have concerns or complaints about the school system in general or which lessons they are required to teach, it is important to understand their limitations. If you have any of these concerns, organize a separate time to speak with the school principal or the governing body for further discussion. The time that you have to speak with your child's teacher is valuable, so be sure the focus is solely on your child and their learning and progress.

Address Any Learning Challenges With Tutoring in Upland CA

If you have identified any learning challenges that your child will face, don't wait until those lessons start. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Upland CA at (909) 579 0274 and enroll your child in one-to-one tutoring near Upland CA, which can address challenging lessons before they occur. Utilizing our proven "Geniuses in Training" programs to target specific subjects, students who attend tutoring near Upland CA achieve higher grades during their school years and benefit from an increased feeling of confidence.

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