Is a qualified teacher better than a university student as a tutor?
3rd September, 2019
Is it best to learn from a qualified teacher, someone who’s just passed the exam you are about to do, or from someone who practices the theories every day in their work?
The answer is: yes!
Yes it’s good to learn from all of them.
Which one you should choose depends on why you want to learn and how you like to learn.
- If you need to get a high ATAR to get into the course of your choice, then maybe you could learn a thing or two from the 99.95 ATAR undergraduate who has just started at uni.
- If you are struggling with a concept, and just can't grasp it, then maybe a fully trained and experienced teacher will be able to clear the fog for you.
- If you can't see the point of a topic, or conversely you know that this subject is the reason for your being, then learning from someone who puts it into practise daily in their work may inspire and motivate you to go further.