How A Tutor Can Help Your Child
Jun 4, 2011 Tutoring/Home School 2373 Views
Maybe you are wondering if your child needs more help with his schoolwork than you can give. Or maybe his teacher called you or sent a note home suggesting that it might be a good idea to get him a tutor. You have heard that tutoring can help children do much better with their schoolwork but you aren't sure exactly how it works. What is it that a tutor can do to help your child? A tutor can do many things that a teacher in a classroom can't do to help improve your child's performance in school.
When your child is working with a tutor it is a one on one situation and there are no distractions to interrupt the learning process. With class sizes getting bigger and bigger it is getting harder for teachers to keep students from getting distracted at school. Even other students asking questions can be enough to interrupt your child's learning process and make it hard for him to retain the information.
Large class sizes also make it impossible for teachers to give the individualized attention that many students need. A tutor can spend as much time as is necessary focusing on a single problem. There is no rush to move on to something new so that an entire class is being held up. Your child can take as much time as is needed to fix that single problem.
Every child learns and works at their own pace. At school, the teacher has no choice but to set the pace because there is a certain amount of material that she must teach to the class in a certain amount of time. At home with a tutor your child can work at his own pace and not be worried about being forced ahead before he is ready. This is especially important in a cumulative subject like math.
Your child's teacher sees him in class every day. When your child comes home you help him with his homework every night. This can lead to a familiarity that makes it difficult not only to spot any problems but also to see the available solutions. A tutor can provide a new perspective on the situation and may be able to see potential problems or solutions that you and the teacher aren't able to see.
Teachers rarely have time to help students with their homework. The assignment is given and then corrected when it is handed in and possibly a few words of instruction written on it before being handed back. A tutor will be able to work with your child on his homework whenever that help is needed. Homework is an important aspect of your child's education and should not be ignored.
If your child has fallen behind for any reason, a tutor will be able to help him catch back up. In many subjects it is important to learn previous material first to aid in the understanding of the current material. Your child may be having trouble with something he learned today because of something he didn't learn last week. A tutor can fix this.
A tutor can help your child in many ways. Hiring a tutor will give your child that leg up that he needs to get back on track with his studies. Sometimes all your child needs is a little boost from a tutor.