Although it is great if parents can get actively involved with their children’s learning, this is not always a practical option. Busy schedules can limit the time you are able to spend each week helping with homework. In addition, as children become older and their studies become more advanced, parents may not always be able to provide the assistance required. In both these cases, having a private tutor who has both the time and skills necessary can be a great help, benefitting both students and parents alike.Another huge positive gained from private tuition is the amount of time a student will receive from a teacher. As private tuition is usually on a one-to-one basis, teachers can focus their attention fully on a student. This is obviously a huge advantage compared to classes of twenty to thirty pupils where a teacher’s time is divided, and individuals can very easily become lost in the crowd.
Could private tutors make a difference to your child’s learning?
Unlike school, where students generally have very little, if any, choice regarding who their teachers are, opting for private tuition does allow the student or their parents to pick a tutor that they feel comfortable with. As there is such a wide range of tutors available, each with their own strengths, specialities and learning styles, there is bound to be a tutor that is well suited to each student.
Finding the right tutor, can engage and inspire, can really make a big difference for your child. As private tuition is usually one-to-one, tutors and students can work much more closely and develop stronger relationships than would otherwise be possible in a larger class. The impact that this can have on a student is profound, as teachers will be able to get to know their students better, and so will find it easier to spot potential problems and give them assistance.
For shy children, being in a learning environment with fewer people can also help them to express themselves, as they are under less pressure from their peers.
Further benefits of Private tutoring.
1. Individual and unique learning experience.
Your child will receive an individualised learning experience he or she can’t always get in a classroom setting. Tutors can customise the lessons and activities just for your child, they get to know your child’s individual learning style and can adapt teaching methods accordingly. Tutors are your child’s own private teacher.
2. Improves academic performance.
Tutoring will prepare your child for tests and exams, while tutors work with your child on specific problem areas. Your child’s grades and understanding of the subject will significantly improve when working with a tutor.
3. Improves attitude towards learning and school.
Learning will become fun for your child. With constant encouragement and praise, your child will no longer feel overwhelmed or frustrated with school.
4. Encourages self-paced and self-directed learning, improves self-esteem, and confidence.
Having a tutor your child will learn to take the initiative with his or her schoolwork. Your child will also learn how to control their learning pace. Your child’s self-esteem and confidence will increase by providing him or her with the resources and skills he or she needs to do well in school.
5. Encourages independence and responsibility and a positive workspace.
Your child will gain the ability to do schoolwork on his or her own, without your help. Your child will realise his or her own personal growth and will learn to take responsibilities for his or her studies. Tutoring provides an environment free of distractions, with fewer students and disruptions around your child is better able to focus on learning.
6. Helps overcome learning obstacles and ask questions.
Your child’s tutor will specifically target whichever aspect of learning he or she is having troubles with, whether it isEnglish, or Math based. At school, your child may not always feelcomfortable asking questions in front of his or her friends. Tutoring will help teach your child to be comfortable asking questions, big or small, without feeling self-conscious.
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