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Achieving success in distance education is dependent on close communication between the teacher, child and parent. The home tutor works with the child to organise and complete school work. It is usually a parent but sometimes parents may employ another person in this role.

They have a vital role and is the link between the SIDE class teacher and the student. The main role of the home tutor is to guide, encourage and support the child in developing independent learning skills and completing set tasks on time.

Children learn best when they have a secure and positive learning environment. The home tutor should encourage children to:

  • develop good study habits and to be responsible for their own learning
  • organise course materials and equipment
  • complete work in the allocated time
  • prepare for each day’s lesson.

It is important that the home tutor models this behaviour and marks schoolwork as it is completed.

Further detail for home tutors is available in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Remember, we want to hear from you! Help us support your child!

Teachers value the participation of home tutors. Communication is a two-way process and we encourage home tutors to:

  • contact teachers early if you, or your child, experiences difficulties
  • complete feedback sheets and surveys
  • write comments on student work.