Academic turning point: The benefits of using tutors

As a parent, it’s natural to want the best for your child. One of the best things you can do for them is to ensure that they have access to quality education. But what happens when your child isn’t doing well in school and they’re struggling to keep up with their studies? Or are they bored and frustrated in class? 

Tutoring can be tailor-made to meet the individual needs of your child and offers a wide range of benefits to set your child up for success. Here are some of the reasons private tutoring is seen as an academic turning point in a student's success.

1. Personal attention

A typical classroom setting can be chaotic, where one teacher juggles the attention of 24-40 students, it is inevitable that some students get lost in the busyness. Working with a tutor means that their focus is entirely on what your child is struggling with and their sole aim is to work with your child’s unique learning style to meet their academic needs.

2. Mastering a range of skills

Tutoring affords your child the added opportunity to improve other essential skills, such as study methods, communication, and time management. A tutor can also develop your child’s ability to answer questions in the best way possible. With an individualised learning experience, tutors are able to customise the lessons and activities just for your child, and focus on the skills that they need. This will help your child to become more competent in their learning and more successful in managing their school work, which in turn, develops life skills that are important for their future careers.

3. Positive environment

Tutoring provides the opportunity for learning to become fun without some of the restrictions of a formal classroom. The lessons are tailored to your child’s interests and needs, and the tutor is able to adapt as these needs change. Not all children cope well in a classroom environment, which makes tutoring ideal, as the focus is on them and their needs, making for a more relaxed learning environment where your child can learn at their own pace.

4. Increased self-confidence:

We all want to do well at school and have a positive experience throughout our fundamental years of education. However, this is sadly not always the case. An astounding number of students are battling with their studies, and thus, are battling with their self-confidence. Tutoring helps children to see that they’re making progress, which can help change their mindset towards learning. This, in turn, helps to improve your child’s confidence and self-esteem by giving them the chance to thrive in a safe and supportive environment. As they see their grades improve and their skills develop, they’ll start to feel better about themselves.

5. Matching with the right tutor

We are not given a choice of who teaches our children at school and this may lead to a clash of personalities, or teaching and learning styles, which, in turn, can affect your child’s enthusiasm for a subject as well as their grades. Tutoring allows parents to find the right tutor for their child who is able to meet their child’s needs and offer positive reinforcement.

6. Improved academic achievement

A large number of people seek tutoring for their children in order to help with their overall academic performance, and to prepare them for tests and exams. One of the major benefits of tutoring is that, while the tutor works with your child on specific problem areas, your child’s grades and understanding of the subject will automatically improve.

7. Less stressed parents

With the hectic schedules that parents have, it is often extremely difficult to make the time to help their children with homework and test preparation, and they are left feeling overwhelmed and guilty. A major benefit of tutoring is that it can work around your schedule and give you back your family time to relax and enjoy each other in the evenings.

8. Freedom to ask questions

Children often feel self-conscious and uncomfortable about asking questions in class because they fear ridicule from their peers. Tutoring minimises, if not entirely eliminating this embarrassment and fear by creating an environment where your child will feel free to ask questions, big or small.

9. Promotes responsibility

Tutoring is a great way to encourage self-motivated learning because it gives your child a chance to seek help on their own terms. This can lead to a lifelong love of learning and a desire to continue growing and expanding their knowledge. Your child will also gain the skills they need to do their school work on their own, creating a responsible, independent learner.

10. Continuous Feedback

Parent–teacher communication is limited and often problems with your child’s education are only addressed after they have escalated. A tutor is able to provide continuous feedback to you as parents and highlight any potential issues before they become glaring problems. As parents, you are also given updates on your child’s progress and will be able to track your child’s improvement.

And a bonus benefit…

11. Identifying learning difficulties

Learning difficulties should never be ignored. It can rob a child of their confidence and love for learning. The sooner they’re identified and diagnosed, the sooner you can give your child the support they need. A tutor who specialises in helping kids with special needs can offer the necessary support they require to succeed and achieve their full potential.

If you need help finding your academic turning point with tutoring, find out more about PassroomX’s tutoring services that have been specifically designed to help students reach an academic turning point!

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