A tutor is a very special person, someone who can teach and coach a student, can identify the problems in the learning process of the student, and then formulate and carry out a plan to help the student work through the difficulties and become successful in their subject.
Four of the basic traits a tutor should possess are:
- Knowledge of the subject
- Skills in communicating
- Patience and understanding
- Ability to make a plan and carry it out
Your students will be able to tell if you genuinely care about them. Sharpening your people-skills through practice and study gives you more confidence as a tutor and as someone your student will both look up to and be able to relate to.