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Tutors are responsible for helping students to understand different subjects. They assess, assist and encourage the students in the learning processes. These professionals also review materials used in classes, explain various topics, and answers all the doubts and questions of the student regarding to that topic. Their functions are a supplementation to the class room teaching. They may work at schools giving extra support for children with issues in some subjects.

Tutors usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Developing student´s skills.
• Helping students to improve their learning process.
• Detecting specific needs of each student.
• Teaching supplementary lessons.
•   Creating reports.


• Being able to work well with students from different backgrounds.
• Having good sense of humor.
• Being able to reinforce study skills.
• Having good written and verbal communication skills.
• Being able to motivate others.
• Having time management skills.
• Being able to serve as a role model for students.
• Having leadership skills.
• Being patient.
• Having interpersonal skills.


Employers offering Tutor job placements demand candidates having a Bachelor´s Degree to teach specific subjects at college level. Applicants must have a University, High School, or College degree depending on the level of education of their students. Most institutions also require that candidates have relevant work experience in the same subject they are tutoring. Some employers just demand applicants having a College Degree related to the required subject. Parents usually require professionals of this area to offer one on one attention to their children at school level in order to enhance their learning process and improve their marks.

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