Realization 1: Teachers can’t do it alone
- Teachers are the best people to identify the particular challenges that students face; however, it can be difficult for them to both tackle those issues while also keeping pace with their curriculum goals.
- How to support teachers: provide supplementary interventions outside of the school day, such as online tutoring
Realization 2: Families can’t always help
- Trained professional educators are the best to fill the role of tutor, especially as students progress through increasingly complex math or literacy topics.
Realization 3: High-quality tutors can fill the gap
- Tutors need to be well-trained and invested in helping their students become competent enough to operate and work independently.
- Tutors should participate in ongoing professional development.
- Tutor programs should also employ a diverse pool of tutors in order to effectively match students with educators who can adapt to their particular learning styles.
Realization 4: Teachers are a key partner for successful tutoring
- Teachers should maintain centralized control and oversight if the tutor is to act as an extension of their classroom.
- Teachers need to know when a student needs extra help.
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