Individuals who have excelled in a particular subject can use their expertise to tutor others looking for some extra help. Interviews typically consist of subject-specific questions that will assess your academic proficiency. You should also expect to answer some behavioral and situational questions, such as how you would motivate a disinterested or discouraged student. Skills that are sought after include interpersonal, problem-solving, and goal-setting abilities.
Here are three top tutor interview questions and how to answer them:
How to answer: Here is where you can talk about your passion for education and fostering growth in children or older students. Being a tutor takes dedication to education, and this is when you can share why you're dedicated to the field.
How to answer: This type of question allows you to explain how you take on your work as a tutor. You can talk about you personalize your approach with each student, what you do to make learning more fun, and so forth. This is where you can really sell yourself and your teaching skills as a professional tutor.
How to answer: There are many ways to answer this question, but each answer should deal with your ability to reach out to and capture the attention of your students. Whether that's through reward, appealing to their current interests, or any number of other tactics is up to your personal teaching style.
Try to find out the student's interests (favorite TV show, movie,video game, book, etc) and cater it to the lesson plan. Example: If you are teaching a student math and he/she like The Nightmare Before Christmas, add the characters to the math problem. Jack has 12 pumpkin bombs and gives 7 to Sally. Zero takes 1. How many pumpkin bombs does Jack now have? Jack now has 4 pumpkin bombs. Less
Avoid doing the work for them, try to guide them with questions (Socratic method). Show them all the tricks you know to make factoring easier on a different problem so they can learn the concept and then give it a try on their own with the initial problem. Less
First, look for facial and body-language cues. A tense expression, pursed lips, downcast eyes, etc., usually means lack of understanding. Second, asked leading, closed-end questions, and when possible ask open-ended questions, and give the marker to the student and have him/her complete the next problem. Less
I would take what I knew the student's interests
This is a cont. of previous answer if the student was a reluctant reader I would show he or she books that are Bios of their admires. Example The University of Alabama, and it's history of coaches.Always great if the student relates . Less
It depends on the individual student; I guess I would remind them of what they could gain in the future if they work hard. Less