I believe that in order to build good relationship with students, you must treat them as a friend. At the same time, there are times where a line should be drawn between a tutor and his student. In order to build rapport with the student, mutual understanding and respect is a key to the lock.
Keeping Up with Curriculum
As a student, in order to keep up with curriculum, he must do his OWN notes as well as do his homework.
As a tutor, its my duty to keep up with the syllabus changes and help the student to get onto the track and keep up with the curriculum. This can be done by ensuring student do his notes and homework .
As a Good Tutor
As a good tutor i strongly believe that not only should we teach a subject itself but rather teach a person. Ultimately a tutor is to educate student. And the purpose of education is not merely scoring A's but rather equip students with necessay skills so that he can excel in studies and eventually excel in life. It is a tutors duty to also teach students skills which are not emphasized or even thought in schools such as basic reasoning, logic thinking, how to approach a question, how to source for answers, how to question something , knowing what is right and wrong , proper values ,etc. It won't be easily to achieve all these as it requires the student coorperation. So a good tutor must also understands the human psychology, he must be able to put himself in the students shoes and help him. Only then can the student be able to accept the tutor and cooperate with him.