What to Do after a Tutoring Session

What to Do after a Tutoring Session

As I’ve said in two related posts, when it comes to subject tutoring, there’s a lot you can do before, during, and after your tutoring sessions to help you extract the greatest possible value from your engagement with a Signet tutor. 

After you leave your tutoring session, there are a few integral things you should do to make sure that what you’ve learned sticks. The first is… 

Tip 9: 

Practice. We cannot stress enough how important it is to practice what you’ve learned to actually soak up the material and be able to work through homework and tests. Learning it once is not enough; you’ve got to apply your knowledge on a regular basis to turn it into a habit. Do your homework or rewrite your class or tutoring notes right after your tutoring session to make sure you don’t forget anything you’ve just learned.

And, finally, you’ve got to carry what you’ve learned from your tutor into all the relevant aspects of your academic life. To do this… 

Tip 10: 

Review! Review! Review! Review your school notes before each tutoring session. Review your tutoring notes before doing your homework. Review your homework—both the questions you got right and the ones you got wrong—periodically to make sure you are staying on top of the concepts.

Over the course of these three posts, we’ve given you 10 awesome tips for making the time, money, and energy you invest into your tutoring sessions as valuable as possible. Of course, they all involve self-awareness, hard work, and diligence on your part, but no one ever said success comes easily. And, we’re here to help! Your tutor will stick with you to help you understand and achieve your potential, motivate you through tough times, and guide you when you feel lost. If you work hard alongside your tutor and use these tips, you will get the absolute most out of the experience.

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Sheila A.

Sheila Akbar is President & COO of Signet Education. She holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Harvard University and two doctoral degrees from Indiana University. She joined the team in the summer of 2010, bringing with her a wealth of experience teaching SAT, ACT, GRE, literature, and composition in both one-on-one and classroom settings.

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