When to Consider Private Tutoring for Your Child
Students experience learning issues for a range of reasons and it’s important to explore all possibilities. Some students just need a little extra support, but sometimes poor performance stems from social issues at school or an undiagnosed learning disability.
A tutor can help you get to the heart of the issue as the one-on-one attention allows them to pinpoint problems, develop a tailored learning plan and direct you to other services if required.
These are reliable signs your student could benefit from private tutoring:
Consistently Poor Grades
If your child’s grades are consistently poor, it’s a strong indication they need help. A tutor will find out where your child is struggling and come up with a plan to deal with the issues. They can determine if your student lacks concentration, if their learning style isn’t being catered for in class or if further investigation is needed. When previously good grades start to slip, it’s a sign that your student might need additional support.
Lack of Understanding
Parents are in a prime position to observe when kids are having trouble grasping concepts and making connections with previous learning. Does your child know what’s required of them for homework and assignments or do they need constant help from you? Can they tell you what they learnt about in class, or do they get angry when asked? If your student is confused and frustrated when it comes to schoolwork, a tutor can identify why.
Low Confidence Levels
Sometimes kids are afraid to take risks because they don’t want to fail. They may give up too quickly when work becomes difficult or even refuse to try. Students who lack confidence are also reluctant to speak up in class. Often these students have average grades, but parents and teachers know they are capable of more. In addition to assisting with class work, a tutor can instill confidence in students by helping them understand that failure is part of the learning process. Talking with a tutor also helps kids express themselves with confidence.
Dislike of School
Not many kids will admit to liking school, but most will go each day without too much trouble. If your child vehemently hates school and gets no satisfaction from learning, there is usually an underlying problem that needs to be explored. A tutor can identify why your child feels this way and come up with solutions to help them enjoy school. Sometimes students are simply bored because the work is not challenging enough. A tutor can alert you to this issue and provide more stimulating work.
Lack of Organisation
Even young children need to learn how to be organised. If your child has trouble keeping track of homework, constantly loses things and can’t manage their books and supplies, a tutor can help them develop the organisational skills to succeed. If procrastination is the issue, a tutor can help impart good study skills, discipline and motivation.
Struggling students don’t know how to tell you they need help, which is why you need to be alert to the signs. Click here to learn more about Tutor Doctor’s one-to-one tutoring programmes.