Private tutoring is something that can hugely beneficial for your child but sometimes the rewards are not made obvious to parents. Recent studies have even shown that having a tutor can help move a student up one and a half grades. However getting a private tutor can be a big decision for the whole family. That’s why here at Tutor Doctor we want to explain in more detail all the ways your child can benefit from having one.
Before we start talking about how your child can benefit from having a private tutor, it’s always good to recognize the signs that your child may be struggling and need some extra help.
- Falling behind in class
- Getting bad grades
- Not achieving potential
- Not coping with homework load
- Losing interest in school
- Avoiding homework
- Feeling stressed about exams or grades
- Struggling with specific aspects of learning e.g.- reading or writing
One of the biggest benefits of having a private tutor is that kids can work at the pace that’s right for them. Sometimes school lessons may go through the syllabus too quickly and they may feel unable to ask the teacher to go over it again. By having a private tutor children have every opportunity to take subjects a little slower and ask all the questions they need to.
Often your kids are situated in class of around 25-30 other students. This can make it difficult for teachers to provide the attention that your child needs, as there are too many students and not enough time to allow one-on-one learning. This often results in kids feeling neglected and that they aren’t getting enough help and support, which is where a private tutor comes in handy. They act as your child’s own private teacher who doesn’t have to worry about 29 other kids in the class. They are available to answer any question at any time and go through topics twice, thrice or even four times if it doesn’t make sense. On top of this, tutors also get to know your child’s individual learning style and adapt teaching methods based on this.
Often the reason why children are struggling and need a private tutor is because they are finding it hard to overcome a certain aspect of the curriculum. This can be anything from essay writing, maths formulas, speaking a language or having trouble reading or writing. Having a private tutor can allow kids to have the opportunity to overcome these obstacles but in their own time.
When children are at school there often is not as much emphasis as there should be on creating goals and objectives. Having a private tutor can really change this, as it is their priority to help them set goals for your child and most importantly help them to achieve them.