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Published on Apr 1, 2016
Video Production by Nova Solutions for Tutor Bright
Sometime kids lack the confidence and the skills needed to succeed in school in their larger classes. In this video we hear from Geoff Guenther about just how useful and beneficial tutoring can be and how Tutor Bright goes about assessing their students. Tutor Bright helps students from children who aren’t yet able to read and write all the way to adult education.
Before tutoring each student first goes through an assessment process mainly in the areas of math and languages. Early skills assessments which focus on basic academic skills are also available for students that are typically at the kindergarten level. Through these assessments Tutor Bright obtains basic knowledge on the student’s current academics, which are then compared to the Canadian curriculum standards. These assessments also help educators see the strengths and weaknesses of the student on a deeper level. They were designed to assess students from an academic perspective, but also take into account how each student thinks as this is crucial to their performance. The way in which they arrive at their answers to questions/problems is just as important as the correct answer itself.
Problem solving skills, confidence levels and speed at which students can answer questions are all part of getting the information to be able to help them. The combination of academic results and qualitative observations help to find the perfect mentor for each student. There is no universal approach to tutoring as not everyone learns the same way. The assessments are the best way for mentors to be able to provide the most effective educational experience for their students.