Introducing your child to a new tutor can be a trying and sometimes awkward experience for everyone,  but there are strategies you can put in place to make life easier for you, your child and the Tutor.

1. Make sure you have all the administrative stuffsorted out before the Tutor starts work.  For example, you should already have agreed:

  • duties
  • days/ hours of work
  • regularity of work (daily/ weekly/ fortnightly/ monthly)
  • rate of pay
  • regularity of pay (daily/ weekly/ fortnightly/ monthly)
  • expected outcomes

2. If you are engaging a Tutor for a permanent role, you should consider whether you want to enter in to a written contract of employment.  A contract of employment should include the above, and could also cover matters like:

  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Termination
  • Superannuation
  • Confidentiality

3. Most importantly, and depending on the age of your kids, have the Tutor meet the kids first to make sure they all get along, or a practicevisit while you are still at home.  This way your child will be able to interact with their tutor in the comfort and security of your company, and you can discuss important issues and possible solutions and teaching outcomes together.  

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