A tutor is a role model for a student. Apart from organizing the teaching methods, a tutor is the leader, parent, and source of knowledge. They provide ongoing assistance to students in their growth and development. As a facilitator, the tutor must discipline students and teach them how to behave in various social situations. They should give the opportunity to each student to be creative and bring out the best in them. At Angle, teachers are given the training to adopt different techniques so that students become more creative and excel in their skills. In this, a tutor prepares them to become the manager and directors of their future.
Why are skills important for students?
Learning different skills helps a student to succeed in the future. It can teach them how to think creatively, solve complex problems and communicate effectively in society. They can improve academic achievement. Life skills bring confidence to students to find new ways of thinking and decision-making. We should impart skill-based learning so that students think out of the box.
Let’s take a look at the top skills for students:
Analytical skills are the ability to explore, comprehend, solve, decide, and so on. And they are an important part of their daily lives. Even if we don’t realize it, everything we do necessitates this skill. They are important not just for the kids but also for everyone. In everyday life, we are exposed to situations where we have to arrive at wise decisions. And this is only possible when you have good analytical skills. Since everything is online a student should know how to analyze various things. They should have the ability to gather information based on their observation and experience. And this gathered information is put into action. Teaching the child how to find the information they want to research is the first step forward in developing analytical skills. Teach your child to read by connecting the dots.
Cognitive skill development in children entails the gradual development of learning abilities such as attention, memory, and reasoning. These critical abilities allow children to process sensory information and eventually learn to evaluate, analyze and remember. This helps in the growth of a child’s ability to think and reason. Each child develops these cognitive skills at their own rate. Thinking involves complex mental processes. And thinking in kids involves other processes like analyzing the objects and events in the environment. When we understand how a student thinks and learns, tutors help to improve education. According to cognitive development research, minds do not form according to a uniform roadmap or inborn intellect, but rather through a combination of influencing factors. At Angle, tutors are trained to analyze and take necessary actions to develop a student’s cognitive skills.
Creative thinking starts with a single idea and then generates multiple options based on that idea. You start with a core problem or concept and diverge to create different options from it. We should encourage the children to think deeply and should inculcate reading habits. They become more of situations, emotions, and characters only when they read. A tutor should motivate the students to ask questions because each question they ask is an opportunity for them to learn. For this, a tutor should maintain a good interpersonal relationship with their students. They should provide them with different scenarios, trigger their curiosity and let them ask questions.
Ways in which a tutor can develop analytical, creative, and critical thinking skills in kids are given below:
- Provide access to diverse quality reading materials
- Create interaction opportunities so that students initiate a problem-solving attitude
- Debate everything
- Give enough time for the answer
- Help them learn from everything
- Ask open-ended questions so that students thinking processes get triggered
- Set up activities that explore their creativity
- Reward and celebrate
A tutor plays a central role in a student’s educational process. Tutors are role models for their students. they should be trained in such a way that they help their students develop creative and analytical thinking.