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How tutors differ from teachers

Children can learn in school with teachers or in classes with a tutor. Parents sometimes specifically choose a tutor because the classes are individual or in a group of 2-4 people, and the cost is cheaper than tuition at school. But the difference between a tutor and a teacher is much deeper. Let's tell you how they differ.

The Russian word "педагог" (educator) in ancient Greek means "to teach children." The word "репетитор" (tutor) is borrowed from the Polish language and means "to repeat". Initially, a teacher and a tutor have different tasks: one teaches, explains, leads to knowledge, the other helps to repeat and rote.
The teacher always has a pedagogical education. He knows age psychology, pedagogy, teaching methods, consolidation of knowledge. He knows how to educate and shape the personality, to teach goal-setting, perseverance. Tutor can be a student of a specialized university. For example, final-year mathematics students can tutor high school students in mathematics. They certainly know the subject, but not the pedagogy.
The tutor uses a variety of educational methods and this helps to choose teaching methods suitable for different students: visual, kinesthetic, and auditory. If a tutor spends only 4-5 lessons with one child, it makes no sense for him to find out the type of information perception of his mentee. They will part soon anyway.
The tutor plans the learning activity, the program, the expected result and the lesson plan. This is like the foundation of any learning process. The tutor can fill in specific gaps in knowledge.
The teacher objectively assesses the knowledge of his students. He wants to give knowledge and help use it in practice. A tutor more often only praises students, losing objectivity.

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