Preschoolers (3- and 4-year-olds) have tutoring preparation needs and challenges that older children have overcome. A child who has attended kindergarten is familiar with the concept of “time to learn” versus “play time,” while younger children who have not been exposed to a “school” or “classroom” environment are not. Good tutoring isn't just the tutor who teaches the student. For tutoring to be effective, students must be actively involved in the process, not just sitting in silence while the tutor speaks.
The first place to start with teachers who already know their children. They are always the best source for determining what your child needs and would provide the best guidance for a good partner, says Karen Scanlon, a retired teacher in Florida with experience in professional tutoring. In addition, the school counselor usually keeps a list of teachers who are also tutors. Having a tutor who is familiar with the school curriculum and the ability to obtain the exact materials needed is invaluable.
Children of any age should receive the help of their parents to organize the online tutoring session. The younger the child, the more help he or she needs with the computer or device. If your child is in the right developmental stage to learn new concepts and you find a tutor who connects well with them, tutoring services can be very beneficial. Parents can also rely on word of mouth from trusted friends who have had personal experience with individual tutors or tutoring agencies.
If your child tries to teach tutoring at a young age and doesn't respond well, the guardian will likely tell you that your child is too young. I think of tutoring in a similar way to what is taught in school: you wouldn't want your child to go to a bad school or with a bad tutor, but a good school or tutoring at any age can be useful. This “fun” could be captured with something as simple as computer games, stickers, or a trip somewhere that is related to tutoring, for example, if taught mathematics, an age-appropriate trip to show that young student the relevance of what they are doing.