Even though both these jobs require teaching, they differ in many aspects. To demonstrate, we will summarize the main points.
- Teachers normally teach in a more formal, professional environment whereas, tutors work in a smaller organization or at the students’ homes. The relationship is usually more casual and the timing is more flexible.
- Teachers have the responsibility to get through a syllabus in a certain time frame so sometimes it is impossible to give every individual student enough attention, especially in a big class. Tutors however do not have to meet these expectations hence they can spend more time focusing on a student’s weakest areas.
- Tutors have time to adjust to each student’s pace and cater to their particular study methods. They have a more personal relationship to the students because they have significantly less students to teach at a time.
- Teachers teach concepts while tutors teach you how to learn these concepts and clarify more difficult areas. Tutors will reinforce what is taught in the classroom in a way that tailors to each student’s learning style.
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