Struggling academically or doing a little extra tutoring to bring up a
grade point average is a natural part of growing up. Most students need
a little extra help from time to time and getting a professional in-home
tutor is the best choice for improving grades. One-on-one tutoring will
mean that your student gets the all the help they need. There are so many
benefits to tutoring, but you must find the right tutor to suit your student
in order to for them to get the best out of the situation.
Benefits of tutors
- Tutors are able to identify the gaps in your student’s knowledge
and fill in the building blocks for them.
- Tutors focus on teaching the skills your students need to excel, rather
than just disseminating information.
- Each student has a learning style. Tutors are able to identify the learning
styles of each student and then present information in ways that your
- The one-on-one tutoring gives your student the opportunity to answer without
fear of embarrassment which helps them to build confidence and improves
- Tutors teach students study methods that work for them. They can help students
to study for exams and tests, help with homework, help them to effectively
manage their time and compile study schedules that leave enough time to
study for each subject.
- In-home tutors come to you and fit in with your schedule, so you aren’t
- Confidence gained through tutoring will help reduce the anxiety your student
feels in academic situations.
Choosing the right tutor
Start by talking with your student and their teacher. This will help you
to ascertain exactly what difficulties your student is having. Knowing
exactly what the problem is will help you to find a tutor that is the
The success of a tutoring program depends on your student, so get their
opinions and input so that they are part of the process.
Once you have established your student’s needs, contact your local
Tutor Doctor for a list of tutors in your area. Ensure that the tutors have the right
qualifications to teach your student. Ask about their experience levels
and what experience they have with the grade your student is in and the
kinds of problems they are having.
Work with your student, teachers and tutor to set very clear goals. Ensure
that the academic goals are realistic and achievable.
If the tutor isn’t a good fit for your student, feel free to ask
for a different tutor. Getting the right tutor will exponentially improve
your student’s performance.
In-home tutors are able to give your student their undivided attention,
but there are alternatives like extra classes which are given at the tutoring
center, online courses or phone tutoring which reduce the costs of tutoring