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11/29/2018
In addition to your child learning about their new teacher, the new school year also provides an opportunity for parents to have their own meeting and ask questions of their child's teacher.

Each parent wants to have numerous meetings with their child’s teachers and keep in touch throughout the school year about how their student is progressing, however, with limited time and resources placed upon each teacher, this level of contact and communication just isn’t feasible.

Getting the Most out of Your Parent-Teacher Interview

For this reason, it’s important for parents to take advantage of the opportunities they are given during the year to speak with their child’s teachers. Unfortunately, without the correct planning, this time can often be wasted with many parents leaving with important questions and concerns not being discussed. The Tutoring Center, Cypress Creek Plaza has the following post to help you plan for a successful parent-teacher meeting.

Start by Making a List

The last thing that you want to happen is for you to leave your parent-teacher meeting and suddenly remember an important item which you wanted to discuss. By the time you have left and remembered, it’s too late to go back and you may not get another chance to speak with your child’s teacher for quite some time. For this reason, the best place to start is by sitting down and making a list of all of the items you want to speak about with your child’s teacher. Don’t rush it - set aside a good amount of time to think and write. Once you have finished and you are sure it’s complete, carry the list around with you for a couple of days in the event you remember something out-of-the-blu and can include it. Once everything is on your list, prioritize it by matter of importance. There’s a good chance that you won’t get enough time to speak about all of the items on your list, so be sure to keep the most important ones at the top so that you can at least make time to speak about those.

It Isn’t All About Your Child

Along with discussing your child and their strengths and weaknesses, it’s important to learn a little bit about your child's teacher, including how they structure their lessons and the style of teaching they employ. It is likely that you will find many of their answers tick off a range of questions you were going to ask, but no longer need to thanks to their responses. This can help you to both learn about them and make your way through your list. If your child didn’t achieve the results last year which you know they were capable of, tutoring in Cypress Creek Plaza can help. To find out more about the benefits of subject-focused tutoring in Cypress Creek Plaza, call The Tutoring Center, Cypress Creek Plaza today at (832) 566-7912. During your free initial diagnostic assessment, you and your student can feel free to ask as many questions as you have about the benefits of tutoring in Cypress Creek Plaza, and how one-to-one tutoring sessions can help your student raise last year’s B to an A+.

Don’t Just Focus on Academics

Discussing your child’s learning strengths and challenges is important, however, it shouldn’t be the only subject which you and your child’s teacher speak about. In addition to this, ask questions and engage in conversation regarding their social behavior. For example, are they being bullied? Are they the bully? Are they fitting in at school? Do they struggle to make friends? In addition to their lessons, how well your child learns in school can greatly depend on how happy they are when they are there. For this reason, it’s important to find out about their social behavior so that you can address any challenges early on, helping them to both feel more comfortable at school and enjoy learning.

Don’t Complain

Whether the school board has made decisions which you aren’t happy about, you don’t like the principal, or you just aren’t satisfied with the types of lunches being offered, your parent-teacher interview is not the place to discuss them. The primary reason is that your child’s teacher can’t do anything to sway any of the complaints you have which are outside of their control. Instead, raise these concerns with the people and departments who can enact the changes you are looking for, and keep the conversation you have with your child’s teacher constructive.

Did Your Child’s Teacher Recommend Tutoring in Cypress Creek Plaza?

If the teacher mentioned that your child could benefit from additional teaching resources, such as tutoring, tutoring in Cypress Creek Plaza can help.  Call The Tutoring Center, Cypress Creek Plaza at (832) 566-7912 to find out more about how tutoring in Cypress Creek Plaza can prevent your child from falling behind or even help them to raise a B they achieved last year to an A+. Of course, don’t forget to book your free initial diagnostic assessment where a trained learning professional can answer any additional questions you have about the effectiveness of one-to-one tutoring and how tutoring in Cypress Creek Plaza can help your child achieve high grades.

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