Is Private Tuition Necessary?
School classroom teaching methods has many benefits, but it isn't for everyone. Private Tuition is not the only way for the students to accelerate in their work, although it can be very beneficial in increasing their topic knowledge confidence and excelling in the subjects they struggle in.
"How Do I Know When My Child Needs A Tutor?"
1. Has Your Child Missed Time From School?
Sickness, injury or other circumstances may lead to children missing important lessons in school. In some cases missing even one day can have a profound knock-on effect later, as your child may have missed a key content that future topics are based on. This also applies to students who have recently moved school, as topics within the same syllabus may be taught in a different order, or a teacher may teach a topic with a different method. Thus, hiring a private tutor will help catch up on the missed work. Ask teachers to provide notes, syllabus order and details of what your child may have missed. This could then be passed to your tutor to ensure your child is fully prepared to stay on track for success at their new school.
2. Ask your child which subjects they struggle with the most
If your child is struggling with a particular topic, tutoring can be especially beneficial. Due to the fast pace of the classroom, a student who has not quite grasped a concept or topic will quickly experience the knock-on effect and lose confidence. In this case, hiring a tutor is particularly helpful. A tutor will work one-on-one with your child to help identify the sore spot, tailoring lessons and addressing the weak areas.
3. Stretch your child's knowledge and understanding for the topics they enjoy.
Home tutoring can be beneficial if your child would like to understand more about a particular subject. A tutor can stretch your child's learning by providing a more in-depth, comprehensive view of a particular topic and bring out their passions for the subject. Also, private tuition is ideal if your child wants to learn a subject or skill that isn't taught at school, from Ancient Greek to computer coding to the saxophone. Finding the right tutor for your child can make education fun, and preserve their love of learning!
Even CEO's of Fortune 500 companies receive "tutoring" but call it "coaching".
Do you ever wonder why CEOs and world-class athletes who have reached their success and goals still invest so heavily in personal and career coaches? Well, they can be a huge boost to both performance and well-being. More and more parents are bringing these benefits to their children, too.
A good mentor or coach will help your child grow into a successful and satisfied person by developing key characteristics. One large part of growing up is learning to delay gratification- putting off immediate satisfaction for longer-term happiness. The right mentor will encourage this long-sighted perspective in whilst also helping children develop their own methods for learning. Giving your child their own "dedicated adult", even just once or twice, can help your child take greater ownership of, and feel more in control of their own learning.
Hiring a tutor as a mentor is very beneficial for students who don't struggle in any specific area but want guidance and motivation inside and outside of the classroom.