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09/12/2016
If you have an important parent-teacher conference coming up, prepare for it with these tips from The Tutoring Center, Orlando FL.

Why Meeting Your Child's Teacher is Important


Meeting your child's teacher is an important task that can help your child have a more successful school year. Not only will you be getting to know your child's curriculum and the teacher's expectations, you will also get to know the teacher's personality and their teaching style. Other important aspects of meeting your child's teacher include the following:

  1. Work together with your child's teacher. By meeting your child's teacher, you will be able to work together to help your child succeed this year. Success isn't just based on what goes on in the classroom, it's a combination of the classroom and support from home.

  2. Ask important questions. Meeting with your child's teacher provides the perfect space for you to ask important questions and address issues that you think are important. By getting answers to these questions you can be better prepared to tackle the school year with your child.

  3. Find ways to support your child. If your child has struggled with certain subjects or routines in the past, meeting with your child's teacher can be a great way to find extra support. Teachers can help you develop strategies to help your child at home that will complement what is being done in the classroom.

How to Prepare Before Your Conference


To have a successful parent-teacher conference you will need to prepare beforehand. Avoid showing up to the meeting without taking some time to think about important topics you want to address. These suggestions can help you be more prepared for your meeting:

  1. Listen to your child's concerns. 

    Before the day of your conference, take some time to sit down with your child and listen to their concerns. Your child's concerns are important as they can affect your child's learning and progress. Ask your child:  

    What subjects are particularly challenging?  

    What routine he/she struggles with?  

    What concerns he/she has about their teacher?  

    Your child’s responses will help you plan your questions on certain topics that need to be addressed during the conference.



  2. Take some notes. A few days before the day of your conference sit down and take some notes about the important topics and concerns you wan to touch on. Some topics will be related to your child's input while others may be things you have concerns over. Remember to let the teacher know if your child is going through important changes at home that can affect their school performance.


  3. Write down important questions. Try to come up with specific questions that the teacher can answer. By creating a list of questions that you can take with you to the meeting you can be sure you won't forget exactly what you needed answered. With that being said, be sure you don't forget to take your questions with you. 

    Help your child reach their academic potential this year with after school tutoring. The tutors at The Tutoring Center, Orlando FL can help your child get on the right track this year. Contact them at (407) 286- 2389 to schedule your free consultation today!

Things to Consider During Your Conference


  1. Arrive early. Be sure to arrive to your conference on time. Keep in mind that you probably aren't the only parent meeting with the teacher that day so your conference time may be limited. Arriving on time will ensure you get the most out of your time with the teacher.


  2. Listen to what the teacher has to say. Although you may not agree with everything the teacher speaks about, it is important that you stay calm and listen to what they have to say. Work with the teacher and not against the teacher in order to create a better learning environment for your child.

  3. Ask questions. If there is anything you don't understand during your conference, be sure to ask questions. It is better to understand things clearly so that you are prepared for what is to come this school year.

  4. Work together to create a plan. With the help of your child's teacher come up with strategies that will help your child have a successful school year. These strategies should focus on areas where your child struggles and on areas where they may be a bit behind.


How to Follow Through After a Parent Teacher Conference

Once your conference is over it's important that you follow through with your newfound knowledge and strategies. Have a sit down talk with your child about your expectations for the school year and address how you can help him/her at home. You and your child can come up with ways to implement the plan, you developed with the teacher, in order to make the school year more successful and enjoyable.


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