As someone who has a special kid, I know that it can be challenging for a child with a disability to keep up with the learning pace that other kids are used to in the classroom. Further, I can attest that in a classroom setting, a typical teacher may not understand how to handle a kid with special needs best so that they feel included and cared for similarly with the rest of their classmates who do not have any special needs.
Suppose you have a kid with special needs and are looking to hire a private tutor, or you are looking for an institution with special education tutors. In that case, I highly recommend that you carry out an in-depth interview with the teacher(s) who will be in charge of your child. Based on my personal experience, there are a few traits that you should look for in a tutor before entrusting them with your child’s academic and developmental welfare.
Qualities To Look for In Special Education Tutors
To ensure that your kid is in the best hands, you should interview and hire a special needs tutor who has the following traits.
- Patience – A child with special needs may take longer to understand and carry out tasks assigned to them. You should therefore find a tutor who understands is understanding and patient enough to allow a child to grasp the concept at hand before moving on to another concept
- A serene nature – Kids with special needs may often get upset if they feel misunderstood or left out. It is, therefore, best to look for a tutor who has a calming nature and the ability to help a person think that they are understood so that your child can feel comfortable expressing and being themselves in the presence of the teacher
- Creativity – Different special needs kids often require different learning styles to grasp the concepts taught. The ideal teacher should be highly creative in such a way that they can tailor lessons and the teaching methodology to suit the unique needs of your child