There are many benefits to private tutoring. Besides the obvious better grades at school example, we’ll list here our top 10 reasons to find your child a private tutor:
1. Fewer distractions. In a classroom setting, noise and other interruptions from peer groups can hugely affect your child’s performance. This is especially true if your child suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder. Private one-on-one tutoring is a much more controllable environment, and therefore far less susceptible to interference.
2. Choose your tutor. You can choose a tutor that has a style or personality that suits your child, and if it’s not working you can book another one.
3. Focus on specific areas. A private tutor is able to focus on specific areas that your child may be having problems with. A school teacher will only be able to give limited private attention to students as they are constrained by time and tough targets for subject coverage.
4. Confidence and self-esteem. These are extremely important factors to learning any subject. The more confident a child feels with their schoolwork the more creative their thought processes become which means they will be able to grasp complicated concepts much more easily.
5. Enthusiasm. If you are using a specialised tutor say for maths tutoring, they are likely to have a passion for their subject. This can be infectious for your child who may pick up the interest and fascination for the subject that the tutor has.
6. Catch-up. Sometimes your child may have missed key points in the syllabus that are now holding them back from understanding the more advanced concepts. A private tutor will quickly be able to identify areas that need work and bring your child up to speed. This is especially important if your child has been ill and missed a few lessons.
7. Shy children can ask questions. A lot of children may be too shy to ask questions in class and may then miss out on key points in their subjects. Like a large rock in a fast flowing river this can have repercussions for a long time afterwards. They are much more likely to ask questions in a one-on-one environment with their tutor.
8. Coverage. A private tutor is able to cover a lot of detail in a short time. They can work at your child’s pace and become very familiar with your child’s capacity for learning and the methods that work best with your child when explaining sometimes advanced concepts to them. Every child is different and a good tutor should be able to identify and adapt to the individual needs and capabilities of the student.
9. Help with homework. If your child is struggling with homework the tutor can help! Sometimes they may be asking questions of mum or dad that you just can’t answer. Sometimes at the end of a long day in the office you don’t want to come home from work to 2 hours of homework help! A private tutor can provide the answers your child needs and the tools your child can use to find the answers themselves.
10. Handling attention span. Your child may only be able to concentrate for 10 minutes before their mind starts wandering onto other things. This is completely normal and almost completely overlooked in the public schooling system. A private tutor will easily be able to recognise when your child’s attention span is wavering. A minute or two discussing something else or having a biscuit or a glass of water will reset the clock to an extent and your child will be able to get back on track quickly.