Learning is a tutor for students working in tandem. The tutor makes the student comfortable and confident and the student works under the guidance of the tutor and achieves his goals and success. The tutor goes beyond the scope of helping with homework by tailoring the teaching styles as per the student’s needs.
There are various reasons which make the hiring of a tutor important for a student’s education. Let us look at a few
The students in their early school years are challenged with understanding the mathematical building blocks and acquiring reading comprehension. While they are at it, introducing newer concepts will make the situation worse. The school will not be able to give added support on a one-on-one basis.
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Higher strength of a class makes it difficult for the teacher to speed up the pace for quick learners or slow it down for the slow learners. She must balance it out. And in the process, at least the slow learners would struggle to keep up the pace. And they would be embarrassed too to ask questions.
Students often want to please their parents and teachers and would not share their struggles openly.
At times, when the parents have a frequent relocation, adapting to a new ambience and a new school often is challenging for the students.
Caught between the work time and the house time, parents find it challenging to sit with the children for school homework.
All the reasons above lead to the children struggling with their work, showing lack of interest, getting lower grades, not doing homework, requiring more than what is taught at school and poor understanding of the concepts. This is where a tutor’s role is pivotal. Getting a tutor who understands the children’s needs and works with them accordingly.
When it becomes a one-to-one tutoring, the tutor can give full attention to the child’s needs unlike in a crowd, the teacher may not be able to address each child individually. The child too finds it difficult to open up to the teacher in class, but can freely open up to the tutor.
Challenges are different in different children. A child may not be strong in understanding the concepts. And even if he understands the concepts, he might struggle when it comes to the applications. Or when there are multiple concepts to be applied in a particular scenario, the child may not be able to synthesize and process them. Other situations, like the child may not be able to comprehend the question or the size of the question may be intimidating. All these struggles, the tutor would be able to gauge and work on the child accordingly. The child quickly grasps things that are of this interest. Thus, the one-to-one tutoring helps the tutor to understand the interests of the child and utilize them to work on the child’s weaknesses.
The tutoring classes are tailored to the child’s individual needs and goals. Tutors are available to help the student to refine his learning abilities by identifying and eliminating weaknesses and focusing on his strengths. Instead of learning in groups, the child gets personalized one-to-one attention.
Understanding the basic concepts is the key to the child’s interest in the subject. Also, the learning styles are different for each child. The child may be any of the following types of learners – Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetics or Reading/Writing. As a tutor, he/she would have various teaching styles to introduce the concept depending upon what kind of a learner the child is and thus would use the appropriate one that suits the child’s ability to comprehend. In fact, the tutor emphasizes difficult concepts and breaks them down into simple understandable formats.
Very often we find that certain children are not comfortable approaching their class teachers for any help – be it clarifying their doubts or concepts or getting homework help. Moreover, for various reasons they are shy to ask questions in a classroom environment. But the one-to-one tutoring sessions provide those children with a convenient and flexible opportunity to communicate with the tutors and gain confidence and the same can be carried to the classrooms too. This allows the them to fully comprehend each topic before they move to the next one.
One of the most effective strategies to enhance the grades is to track the child’s performance. This way the tutor can
Efficient surveys show that students who participate in tutoring show an overall improvement in academic performance. Tutoring definitely helps to increase grades and scores while at the same time boosting the test scores.
Guiding a student to be self-motivated, life-long learner is the best gift we can offer him. Whether it is academics or learning a new hobby, a tutor can be an excellent source to enhance the skills the student needs to successfully study and learn independently to reach his goals inside and outside the classroom.
Breaks are an excellent way to retire from the monotonous and strenuous study routine. But on the other hand, breaks make the child lose track of his study. And the summer and winter breaks are appropriate times to take up a few sessions with the tutor and help the child be on track.
In this understanding and working together process, the tutor studies the child’s abilities and potential and makes the child realize them himself and encourages him to dream bigger.
It is the tutor’s responsibility and priority to help the child achieve his/her goals and excel.
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