I remember when I was attending both High School, as well as College. One of the most challenging courses that I took was Math. I absolutely hated the advanced courses and while I can act like I do now, I bet if I took a class, I’d probably still bomb!
We all know that classes like Algebra are more like a ladder system. You’re going to have to know Chapter 1 to move onto Chapter 2. If you don’t get Chapter 1, the whole course is history.
After doing some research online with colleges and courses, I have found that most students have the most challenges with Math class. If you’re looking for a tutor of any kind, you can really use the same advice with any other subject.
Face to face is always best
Yes, there are online tutors that you can use, but you’re always going to find that face to face time is always going to work the best, as they can point things out in person. While I’m not knocking online tutoring services, you will find that local students will be more familiar with your college and course.
Check with your college
The best way in my opinion is just to ask the professor themselves. They know of the students that do well, as well as the students that are willing to tutor you. When I was looking for a tutor, I followed this advice and found someone that was very good at a low, low price.
Referrals from a friend / student
Talk with students in your class or even ask other classmates online. A great way to find a great tutor is to ask the smartest kid in the class. Most of the time, you will be able to spot who this person is. If you know of someone who knows their stuff, simply ask them if they can help. Tell them you can pay them a few extra bucks here and there.
Try an online directory
Try legit online tutoring directories that can match you up with the right people. You will want to make sure that these companies do background checks, as well as do education checks as well. You don’t want some bum tutoring you and come to find out later that he/she doesn’t even know what they are doing themselves.
Again, there’s nothing wrong with working with tutors online. I just find that the tutors in person are a lot easier to work with than those on the Internet. Give the few tips above a shot and see what it can do for you.