To organize children’s support in class, a special psychologist (tutor) with all necessary qualifiations is introduced. The tutor can solve a wider range of tasks than the regular class teacher.
The main task of the tutor is to form and support students’ individual educational program, as well as manage the development of their general educational abilities (competencies).
Tutors build their work on the basis of the individual characteristics of each individual child. Their task is to ensure that the educational process contributes to the effective learning and development of the student. The tutors monitor the progress of training, the actions of children, carry out diagnostics of the development of their competencies. Together with teachers they identify problems, set tasks for individual development as well as determine the ways to solve them. After that tutors monitor the progress of problem solving and organize joint analysis and correction of the work.
Another major area of the tutor’s activity is individual work with children. It involves:
- conducting analysis of educational problems
- organising educational task setting by the child
- help with planning independent work
- supporting educational initiatives
As the children grow older, the tutors increasingly engage them in the design and implementation of their own curriculum. The tutor, as a rule, does not use the methods of direct influence, teaching the child, but organizes the interaction in such a way that the student makes all the main decisions himself and acts, respectively, himself too. Most educational problems are solved in a similar way.
In our bilingual school with a tutor we practice everyday communication in English and conduct tutoring classes in English.
A tutor is not only a representative of the student’s interests, but also the main link between the family and the school.