Every student is different. Providing a personal tutor for your child will
uncover the root causes of bad grades or unfulfilled potential. Good tutors
will test your child to find the missing building blocks in their education
and get a sense of their learning style and the pace with which they feel
Contrary to popular belief, tutoring is not only for students who have
learning difficulties or are struggling at school. Children who are exceptionally
gifted may also need a tutor. These students learn at faster rate than
their classmates. Boredom in class leads to a lack of attention or motivation
that may actually see their grades plummet. Even if your child’s
grades are good, tutors will help them to stretch themselves beyond the
school curriculum and challenge them in new and interesting ways that
help them to fulfill their true potential and excel beyond the curriculum
of their school education.
No matter why your child needs a
tutor, they must be properly tested to ascertain pace and special considerations.
Choosing the best times for tutoring is as important as choosing the right
tutor. Your child must be well rested and have the energy to get the most
out of a tutoring session. Tutoring sessions scheduled right after school
or too late in the evening may see your child too tired to take full advantage
of tutoring time. Choose a tutor who is flexible and able to meet with
your child at a time that suits you both.
Although group tutoring sessions have their benefits, individual tutors
are able to move at the perfect pace for your child. They give your child
their undivided attention and tailor lessons to suit your child’s
unique needs. Many children are too shy to speak up in front of their
peers or answer questions if there is the possibility of embarrassment
or ridicule. One-on-one teaching sessions help to grow their confidence
as they are given the support and encouragement they need and they don’t
have to worry about getting the answer wrong.
Consider the personality of your child when choosing a tutor that’s
right for them. The
tutor must be able to challenge them, provide them with the encouragement they
need, motivate them and bolster their self esteem. They must feel comfortable
with the tutor. The tutor must be patient and work at a pace that suits
your child. They must be flexible enough to fit in with your child’s
schedule and they must be reliable.
Dealing with a reputable tutoring agency means that their tutors are vetted
for suitability. They have tutors of the finest quality who have tons
of experience in their chosen field. They are professionals and understand
the delicate balance that exists between tutor and student. Contact your local
Tutor Doctor to set up a no obligation consultation where the needs of your child are
investigated and you can choose from a number of tutors.