The truth about Tutoring
The term “tutor” has often been seen in a negative light. Parents hear the word tutor and automatically think “My kid doesn’t need a tutor.” Truth be told, a number of children, especially those who spend most of the day in a heavily populated classroom or who are creative minded and unfocused in a traditional educational setting, can benefit from having one on one personal attention outside of the classroom. Busy family schedules as well as the push for testing have also had a strong impact on the need for tutoring. We shouldn’t see tutoring in a negative light, but rather welcome the advantages that it can have on our children and their education.
Reasons to find a tutor
- 1. Raise Self Confidence
- 2. Support the family
- 3. Improve Grades & Concentration
- 4. Challenge Gifted Children
- 5. Support for Learning Disabilities
One of the key factors of academic success is self confidence. If a child is confident they will be successful, chances are they will be successful at the task at hand. One of the implications of today’s testing climate is a lack of motivation and a lack of confidence to succeed in academic tasks. If you feel your child is lacking the encouragement to do well, tutoring can provide a scaffold that will lend itself to self confidence in the classroom.
Working families are juggling many things in today’s society, homework and studies being two very important aspects of education for our children. Having a tutor can alleviate the stress of ensuring homework is done correctly, projects are completed, and that your child is grasping the material taught in class.
This may seem like the obvious reason to find a tutor, however, it should not be your only reason. Slipping grades are a sign of a greater problem. Perhaps your child needs assistance with time management. Maybe the one on one attention is precisely what they needed to be able to move ahead, and your child will enjoy school more because of it.
Do you find that your child is bored with the material being covered in class? Or do they grasp on to concepts relatively quickly? Hiring a tutor can ensure that your child is challenged in their studies and can support inquiry based learning.
Tutors who are qualified to work with children who have been diagnosed with a learning disorder, such as ADHD, dyslexia, or a visual processing can give these children these children the time and attention needed to achieve mastery in school subjects and establish healthy study habits that will transfer into the classroom. One on One tutoring offers the benefit of presenting material in a way that is both engaging and meaningful so that children with learning disabilities can enjoy learning and find success among their peers.
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