How an academic tutor should be?
Nowadays, in XXI century, many countries have been using a lot of different new educative methods , which are main focused on develop abilities and aptitudes, but specially those that involve the teachers with their comunity and particularly their students.
There is one special method that has been strengthened and leading this lastest years, and is academic tuition.
The need and urgency of tuition lies in the everyday poorer conditions of the social, school and family enviroment .
So, how a tutor must be? Well, first is important to explain what tuition is in order to find out the best tutor profile.
Tuition is a helping process during the student’s learning, which is done in a regular and consistent way, but always individualized, because it will always tends to recognized the difference among students in order to determine an action plan for each of them . The task of tuition is even harder than teaching per se, as a consequence of the permeated human relation that develops, the confidentially.
In this sense, the tutor has to be a person that is able to reflect, inform and argue about the student’s formation and their academic needs. Also, a person empowered to give tuition has to encourage their students the importance of self-esteem, self-determination and self-care and foster curricular and extracurricular activities that promote healthy lifestyles and making responsible decisions , among others. Is a dual practice, person in charge of tuition has to transmit values and knowledge at the same time.
Though tuition has been aimed to the student’s integral formation, schools and even parents have been using this activity to impove marks, academic record, to solve school problems and reduce school dropouts.
However, tuition is the perfect tool for parents and schools to improve their students’s quality of life.