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11/29/2018
Your child isn’t the only one who will be meeting a new teacher this school year. Parents also have the chance, via a parent/teacher meeting, to learn about the person who will be helping their child.

Every parent wants to spend as much time with their child’s teacher as possible throughout the school year. However, with limited time and resources placed upon the teacher, this isn’t always as possible as parents would like. For this reason, it’s important for every parent to utilize the time they do have and make the most of their meetings.

How to Plan a Constructive Parent/Teacher Meeting

The Tutoring Center, Honolulu knows just how important it is for all parents to make the most of their parent/teacher meetings and has prepared an article to help you do just that.

Everything Starts With a List

Just like all things in life, a list is the best place to start. Take some time, sit down, and think about all of the items you want to speak with your child’s teacher(s) about. As each comes to mind, be sure to write them down in a notebook. When you are thinking, be sure not to discount any ideas you have and instead write everything down. Once you are sure that you’ve written everything you can think of, it's time to start prioritizing in order of most important to you and your child. When you are doing this, think about yours and your child’s individual needs and prioritize using this. The reason behind this is to make the most of the time you have. There likely won’t be enough time to discuss everything on your list, so keeping it in order will help to ensure you get the most important discussions completed.

Learn About the Teacher

If you are looking at a list of questions and comments to discuss regarding your child and their homework, it’s time to include a few discussion points about the teacher so you can learn about how your child will be taught and the types of classes and lessons which they will be facing throughout the school year. When including questions about the teacher, consider topics such as their teaching style and their approach to managing homework. It’s likely that asking these questions will answer a range of questions you have on your list already. If you are concerned about your child falling behind this school year, tutoring can help. Speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Honolulu today at 808 377 5500 to learn about how their subject-focus tutoring programs and homework help sessions can help your student overcome any learning challenges they are facing and reach their learning potential.

It Isn’t All About Their Academics

In addition to asking questions about your child’s learning and expected homework performance, it’s important to learn about their classroom and schoolyard behavior. For example, are they being bullied or are they the bully? Do they have many friends or are they struggling to settle into a social group? How happy your child feels at school can have a direct correlation with how well they perform. For this reason, it’s important to find out about the social aspect of their school-time. If your teacher raises any challenges, be sure to address them as early as possible. The sooner you can tackle any social hurdles they are facing, the earlier your child can feel comfortable at school which can help them to achieve higher grades.

Don’t Waste Time Complaining

It’s important to do everything that you can to keep the conversation constructive. If you have any concerns about how the school is being run, the attitude of the principal, or even the direction of the education department, remember that the parent/teacher interview is not the time to raise these. Why? Simply because your child's teacher isn’t the person who can help or change what you are not happy with. Instead, be sure to keep the conversation about your child and how you and the teacher can work together to help your student reach their learning potential.

Tutoring in Honolulu, HI Can Work for Your Child

Whether your child needs help with their homework, is struggling with the more advanced classes this school year, or simply wants to raise last year’s B to an A+, tutoring in Honolulu, HI can help. To find out more and to learn about the benefits of subject-focused tutoring programs, speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Honolulu today by calling 808 377 5500. During your free initial diagnostic assessment, you can feel free to ask any and all questions you have about the benefits of tutoring in Honolulu, HI.

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