Dec 13, 2013

Steps to Finding a Wonderful Chemistry Tutor for Your Child

Finding a good chemistry tutor is the key to your kid's good chemistry grades. Chemistry should not be taken as a subject that is only essential at the high school level. The chemistry grades your child brings home can decide whether your kid gets admitted to his college of choice or not. Solid chemistry theories help throughout life. Therefore your child needs to have a strong foundation in chemistry when it comes to his high school science subject. This is why you need help quickly before your kid falls way behind the class and never recovers. 

Many frustrated parents solve this problem by attending a good Chemistry tuition. However, each and every family has unique needs, and tutors have many degrees of experience and kindness. So it is vital to know what you want, then carefully investigate the skill, experience, commitment and personality of the Chemistry tutor.

Get to know your goals

Ask yourself or your kid’s Chemistry teacher the level of help you need. Get to know if the child needs help with the homework, intensive remediation or something in between. Identify whether your child needs to improve on the scores, study skills or even motivation. 

Try and understand your child’s learning styles. Does you kid learn better by listening, touching, moving or reading? Does he get along better with men or women? Does he need a lot of nurturing? These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself. Additionally, you should have an idea of the amount of money you are willing to devote for the tuition.

Try and know your options

Call your kid’s school counselor or Chemistry teacher and share your concern. Good chancellors will have met with your kid and will have files on the kid’s progress in Chemistry throughout his school career, his scores on regular tests, and notes on possible personality issues. Majority of schools have a list of registered tutors on file in the counseling office. It is frequently in the form of resumes or fliers. These are mostly posted in a book for parents to look over before making a choice. 

Test Your Options

Carefully check the credentials on the potential chemistry tutors. Ask questions to see how well their skills match your kid’s needs. A chemistry tutor should have at least a college minor in Chemistry. A different education is necessary to teach first-grade reading. Look for a Chemistry tutor who has worked with students who have similar abilities and are of the same age as your child.

Meet a number of the candidates, with your child of course and ask them a couple of questions about their experience in Combined Chemistry Physics tuition or any other Chemistry related course. Find out whether the tutor will use school reports, standardized tests or other forms of assessment to discover your kid's strengths and weaknesses. A skilled tutor will do more than just answer questions and do problems with students. 

Partner up with the tutor for great results

Watch how your kid relates to the Chemistry tutor and join them sometimes, if possible. Remember that your kid must be comfortable if you want to see positive results. Monitor your child’s progress and see if his Chemistry grade gradually improves. If, after a number of sessions, you do not see any development or you feel a negative attitude in your kid, try and get another tutor.

Finding and keeping a great Chemistry tutor involves some work on your part. Whether you need him basically for chemistry tuition, Combined Chemistry Physics or any other subject, you need to do all you can to get the best tutor for your child. After all, your child is worth all the help you can provide. 

Lauren Wong is one of the tutors at The Educationist - Singpore's premier tuition centre. With years of experience and the highest and most relevant qualifications in engineering subjects like Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics, she was able to help hundreds of students improve from F9 to A1. The Educationist, after more than a decade of success in helping F9 students achieve "A1"s in Chemistry, Physics, A.Maths and E.Maths, is so confident of their unique and effective teaching techniques that they are offering all new students a FREE trial lesson! 

Visit Lauren at or call her at 81-888-009 for more details and to sign up for a free consultation.


  1. In the end, partnership and communication is what will count the most, thank you for these tips!

  2. I wish I had a tutor during my algebra days, it could have been easier.

  3. background check about the tutor's educational attainment, expertise and personality is also important :)

  4. this is very informative, a very good way for parents to have another chance to feel hopeful for kid's future.

  5. Chemistry is one of my favorite subjects before and it would be interesting to have a good one.

  6. I thought I would have to hire a tutor for my daughter in Chem, good thing she pulled her grades up. Otherwise, I would have been forced to look for a good one, not only in Chem but also in Algebra.

  7. I would love to tutor on Chemistry. It's one of my favorite subjects.


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