The ultimate aim of tutoring is to guide the student into becoming an independent learner. Some students need one-on-one attention or small group tutoring to get them, or keep them, on the right track.
Before a student has fallen behind, tutoring can be a wise preemptive measure. A common misconception is that tutoring is always in response to a “problem.” In reality, some students engage a tutor to bolster confidence with new subjects, for test prep, or to gain the competitive edge where making the grade really counts.
But, where problems do arise, tutoring helps get back on track. Once a student has fallen behind, it can be difficult to catch up in large group classroom settings where learning can’t always be catered to them. Tutoring gives the student the attention and confidence he or she needs to become successful.
The Warning Signs
There are several indications that you or your child might need tutoring. Here are the top six:
- Teacher recommends seeking additional help
- Grades are dropping (even from A’s to B’s)
- Student has trouble completing homework and assignments
- Noticeable decrease in the child’s disposition/mood
- Child has lost interest in learning
- Student starts experiencing test anxiety
How Tutoring Helps
Tutoring can be beneficial in many ways. Most importantly, it:
- Gives individualized attention
- Allows the student extra practice
- Increases motivation
- Boosts grades and, therefore, confidence
- Develops a more in depth understanding of the material
- Makes better, more effective use of study time
- Provides positive feedback
- Provides review of foundational skills that were not mastered in previous classes
If you’re observing any of these warning signs or are just in need of any of these benefits, contact Amy today via email or phone.