We have just launched the new Spalding Tutor Directory. We hope that this exciting new initiative will make it easier for people to find tutors in their areas. To date this has been a cumbersome and time consuming process as we do not always have up-to-date records of who is currently tutoring and in which areas they cover. It will also enable people to feel confident knowing that those listed on the directory have actually completed at least Level 1 of Spalding training and passed the course with a high grading. Spalding training is thorough, greatly valued and held in high esteem. Consequently, many people incorrectly purport to have done our training. This undermines our program, our professional standing and leaves those seeking private tuition with inferior providers. We have developed this concept to ensure that we are able to continue in meeting the needs of all involved. If you choose a trainer from the Spalding website, you can be confident that they have a complete understanding of the Spalding program.
When choosing a tutor it is important to remember that there should be a connection between the student and the tutor. Developing a rapport takes time, but, for the average student, one can usually tell within 4 – 6 sessions if a bond is forming. Be supportive and give it time, but if you remain unsure do not hesitate to seek out another tutor. Although all Spalding tutors are trained in the same approach and methodology, there will always be differences in personality and style and it is important that a strong tutor/student connection is formed.
It is VITAL that you are honest and open with the tutor. If the child has any learning difficulties or behavioural issues, the tutor needs to know immediately to ensure that the program is targeted precisely to the child and progress is made in the shortest possible time. If you have any assessments or reports, show them to the tutor. This way they are able to plan tuition fully informed and the program can be targeted accordingly.
As part of an increased focus on the Spalding brand, we are enhancing our investment in technology. As a result, we are enjoying a higher rate of enquiries about Spalding and greater traffic flow through our website. We are listening to the many ideas we receive from passionate Spalding community members such as yourself, and are constantly developing these ideas.
If you would like to become part of our Spalding tutor community, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org