How tutoring helps for all levels of schoolwork

How tutoring helps for all levels of schoolwork
How tutoring helps for all levels of schoolwork

A tutor can be an invaluable aid to your child’s education, providing clarity, support and individual attention. But with tight finances and an uncertain financial year ahead, you might be wondering if tutoring is a worthwhile investment for your child.

Here’s how tutoring can help your child, no matter what their current level of confidence is in their schoolwork.

How tutoring helps STRUGGLING learners

Tutoring helps struggling learners by teaching in a way specific to an individual, ensuring that your child makes the most out of their time with a tutor. With large classrooms and a fast teaching pace the norm, teachers need to focus on the needs of the majority of the class, meaning that a learner who learns differently or at a different pace to the rest of the class can easily get left behind.

Perhaps the most obvious: tutoring helps learners to understand the work that they are struggling with, by allowing more time to be spent on these sections. Learners can ask all the questions that they need to in order to master content.

One-on-one tutoring allows as much repetition and reinforcement as a learner requires, without fears of judgement from peers or the pressure of a classroom environment.

How tutoring helps AVERAGE learners

Learners who achieve average marks might not always be the obvious candidates for tutoring. However, tutoring can help these learners in 3 principal ways:

  1. Tutoring helps identify and fill gaps that might have been left in previous years, due to a lack of understanding or time spent on a topic. This prevents problems arising in the future because of a lack of understanding of these basics.
  2. Tutoring helps build academic confidence and enjoyment in learners who may not otherwise have it. This can lead to better grades, more effective study sessions, and a better attitude towards learning and schoolwork overall.
  3. Tutoring can transform AVERAGE learners into ACHIEVING learners! Higher marks mean more opportunities for your child, from subject choice to university applications.

How tutoring helps ACHIEVING learners

Wait – if my child is already getting great results, why would they need tutoring?
Learners who are at the top of their class often suffer from frustration, boredom and lack of stimulus. This is because they grasped the work the first time the teacher explained it, but they are having to spend another week on the same topic to ensure that the rest of the class gets it. Tutoring can help achieving learners by stretching their current knowledge, moving beyond the current syllabus, and ensuring that your child stays motivated and enthusiastic about their schoolwork. This is also a great way to make sure your child STAYS at the top of the class! Exams comprise questions of varying styles and difficulties, some of which can be challenging to even the highest achieving learners. The opportunity to practice applied examples or difficult questions will help ensure that your child doesn’t freeze up in exams.

How tutoring helps during a PANDEMIC

Just as adults are suffering from burnout, lack of motivation, uncertainty about the future and a lack of routine, your child is likely facing these negative effects from the global pandemic and lockdown, too.

Tutoring can provide structure to a learner’s week, both in the lesson itself and in any assigned homework or tasks. Tutoring also provides crucial mental stimulation, encouraging learners to look up from their phones or TV screens and engage their brains after a long holiday. The right tutor knows how to motivate your child, helping to guide them through this difficult period in their lives. They will also be able to pick up and let you know if your child is struggling and needs more help.

Brightparkz’s [email protected] option is perfect while you wait for schools to reopen. Their facilitators will help with prescribed schoolwork and homework, setting up for online lessons with teachers, and supervising academic breaks. Find out more about this option here.

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