Private tutoring can hugely benefit your child. Recent studies have shown that having one to one sessions 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. Firstly, you need to recognise the signs that your child may need some extra help. This could be:
- Falling behind in class & getting bad grades
- Not coping with homework load & avoiding doing it
- Losing interest in school
- Feeling stressed about exams or grades
How can a private tutor benefit my child?
1. Tutors work at a learner’s pace
One of the biggest benefits of having a private tutor is that the student 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. For some learners, it may be the case that they need to extend their learning to keep their interest and enthusiasm.
2. Private tutors provide one-to-one attention
Often your child is 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-to-one learning. A private tutor just focuses on your child.
3. They can work on learning obstacles
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 or perhaps earlier topics have not been understood and need to be returned to. With private tuition, an individualised learning plan is created specific to your child’s needs.
4. It’s flexible and convenient
Having a private tutor is fantastic as it’s flexible, which works particularly well if you have a busy schedule. You can also decide how often you want your child’s tutoring sessions to be and change them as they make progress. Extra intensive sessions can also be booked in for the run up to important exam dates.