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  • Writer's pictureFrank Doogan

Do trained and qualified tutors bring better results than untrained tutors?



When you are buying a new piece of tech, or holiday, or car, or apartment, you will carefully consider the benefits the cost will bring to you. If you're getting a good return in terms of benefit, you will be happy with the cost.


Some parents, when they are choosing a tutor, only think about the cost and convince themselves that all tutors are the same and the benefits are the same.

All professionals are trained and qualified
All professionals are trained and qualified

In this blog, we want to clarify for parents and students the difference between engaging a qualified and experienced tutor and a ‘tutor’ who says they can teach you or your child.


We will demonstrate that trained and qualified tutors bring better benefits than untrained tutors.


Here are eight main differences between trained and qualified tutors and untrained tutors:


  1. Content Expertise: Trained and qualified tutors possess a higher level of expertise in the subjects they teach. They have undergone formal training or education in their respective fields, enabling them to provide more accurate and comprehensive explanations and guidance.

  2. Assessment Skills: Trained and qualified tutors are proficient in assessing learners’ abilities, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and designing appropriate learning plans to address their needs. They use various assessment tools and techniques to evaluate progress effectively.

  3. Pedagogical Knowledge: Trained and qualified tutors have a deep understanding of pedagogical theories, learning styles, and instructional strategies. They are equipped with techniques to adapt their teaching methods to the diverse needs of learners.

What trained tutors know
What trained tutors know

4. Communication Skills: Trained and qualified tutors typically have excellent communication skills, including active listening, clear articulation, and the ability to convey complex concepts in simple terms. They can establish rapport with learners and create a supportive learning environment.

5. Lesson Management: Trained and qualified tutors are adept at managing learning dynamics, fostering engagement, and maintaining discipline when necessary. They understand how to structure lessons, manage time effectively, and handle challenging behaviors.

6. Resources: Trained and qualified tutors know how to provide a variety of educational resources, including textbooks, multimedia materials, and online platforms, to enhance learning experiences. They integrate technology into their teaching practices and adapt to new teaching tools and methods.


Great tutors have huge curated resources
Great tutors have huge curated resources

7. Professional Development: Trained and qualified tutors are committed to continuous professional development, seeking opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge through workshops, seminars, and further education. They stay updated on the latest trends and research in education. 8. Ethical Standards: Trained and qualified tutors adhere to ethical guidelines and professional standards in their interactions with learners, colleagues, and parents/guardians. They maintain confidentiality, respect diversity, and prioritize the well-being and academic growth of their students.



An ethical tutor is a good model
An ethical tutor is a good model


While untrained tutors may have some insights and abilities, trained and qualified tutors bring better results, a higher level of expertise, professionalism, and effectiveness in supporting learners’ academic success.


For exceptional tutors, exceptional learning, and exceptional resources,

contact us at +852 92791395

or email us at service@myittutor.org

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