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Connecting with Students to Craft Successful Student-Tutor Interactions

The world is advancing rapidly on all fronts whether it is technology, lifestyle, medicine or communication. There has been a substantial difference between the outlook of people and how they saw the various facets of life a few decades back. There has been a transformation in human attitudes, a change that has encouraged them to grow in many areas that weren’t discovered at all. Similarly, there has been an evolution in the Education sector. The connection between a Student and Teacher has marked a change in the way information related to various subjects are shared, taught and learnt.

The Student – Tutor Relationship – THEN and NOW

A few years back teaching was all about sitting in the classroom and learning traditional mechanisms of all living and non-living things. In the modern times, this concept has changed. Exploring ideas and brainstorming has become the new way of uplifting Students and giving a rise to their own thought process. The topmost reason of why a Faculty must connect with a Student is so that they can bring out the unique potential every student possesses. This multiplies the learning not just for the student and their fellow mates but also helps the faculty in expanding their knowledge on the subject matter and mastering their skills and strengthening their expertise.

The Importance of Connecting with Students

It is the Tutors, Teachers or Faculties that the students spend maximum time with regardless of whether it is school, college or B-schools and with that said teachers are the best people to who can gauge the potential in students. Each student is different and has different expertise depending on their skill sets and capabilities. Some may be good at academics while some may be rockstars in sports, music and arts. The connection between the two helps the students recognise their passion and follow them accordingly while teachers, on the other hand, can guide them through as they pursue an interest.

A Good Teacher makes a Poor Student Good and a Good Student Superior ~ Marva Collins

The Student and Teacher Relationship – A Bonding beyond Classrooms and Boundaries

Every being on this planet is a Student and every student has the ability to mould the world in ways that can transform a life or lives. A teacher is someone who builds the foundation of a person’s life and we know how important it is to have a strong base to survive through thick and thins. Teachers are not only teaching academics to their students but they also are the ones who imbibe values and ethics in them. There are lessons beyond textbooks that only a tutor can explain. Each subject and its matter have a meaning behind it. It is the teacher that takes a student through experiences and explains why and how these facts will get them through whichever event that occurs in their lives.

A Teacher takes a Hand, opens a Mind and touches a Heart ~ Unknown Author

Have you ever been told by your kid that a certain thing must be done in a particular way because their teacher said that it is the right way to do it? As children and parents, everyone has been through that experience. For students whatever a teacher says or teaches is the ultimate example of how things should be done. If there is anyone a child would listen to first is the teacher who they look up to.

The bond between a Pupil and Guru goes further than exchanging knowledge and information. This connection is not blood-related but it is one of the fondest and warmest unions of two beings coming together to strengthen the core of the world.

Written By

Justin Goh is a former teacher and prolific writer, penning blogs to help the parents, students and the educators alike. Regularly contributing articles for MyPrivateTutor Malaysia, he prefers to write on varying aspects of education ranging from learning strategies and preparation tips to the ways to reach out to the students better.

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