EIGHT GOOD REASONS TO WORK WITH A TUTOR
During the school year, parents often ask if their child would benefit from learning with a private tutor…
By Wendi Ostroff
They may have a child who is falling behind or one who wants further depth and enrichment. Or, perhaps a student is on the edge of comprehension and just needs a positive push with the additional value that one-on-one attention provides. This is especially true if your high school student is struggling in a class beyond a parent’s ability to help. All of these scenarios benefit from private tutoring and here’s why:
Eight (8) advantages to working with a private tutor.
- Focus. If your child is struggling in one particular area, a tutor can create a program that is geared for your student’s individual needs in that particular subject.
- HW support. There are times when a student’s homework becomes too challenging for a parent, they don’t remember the content, or it’s taught differently. A private tutor can provide the answers your child needs, help to get the work done, and offer the tools for your child to work independently.
- Increased confidence. This is an important factor for students in and out of the classroom. Tutoring can help a child feel more confident with their school work, which can boost self-esteem and help motivate them, too.
- Increased comfort and participation levels. Many children do not speak up in class, and participation counts. Working with a private tutor –asking and answering questions aloud– will help them gain the comfort and confidence to speak out in a group setting.
- Fewer interruptions. A classroom environment can have lots of distractions which can affect a student’s comprehension, performance, and, ultimately, their self-esteem. This also applies to students who struggle with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and ADD with Hyperactivity (ADHD). With a private tutor, students can focus on tasks with minimal distractions and fewer interruptions.
- Get up to speed. If a student missed some school, moved from another state or country and needs a greater understanding of a particular subject, a private tutor can identify key areas for improvement to help the student get caught up.
- Enrichment. If a student is doing well in a subject and wants to get a jump on the year ahead or prepare for a specific standardized test, working with a private tutor will help them achieve more success and offer the advanced guidance they seek.
- Organization and time management. Perhaps your child needs time management skills and a system to assist them with organization. A private tutor can set up a structured plan, when to study and how to study, to enable them to get their work done in a timely manner.
A child’s success in academics is the most important priority for their future sense of self-confidence, educational goals and happiness. With an increase in class size, it can be difficult for a child to receive the extra attention they sometimes need. A tutor can provide that additional, highly focused, one-on-one attention that can make the difference in a child’s life.