If your child is falling behind with their classwork, tutoring can help boost confidence and gain deeper subject comprehension. Studies show that your child can get more out of school with the right tutor. One-on-one attention without the competitive pressures of the classroom can help your child achieve better study habits and improved work. Even children with great grades in most subjects can benefit from receiving one-on-one instruction by remaining challenged in the subjects where they excel and getting help in the areas where they may still struggle.
Tutoring Offers Psychological and Social Benefits
Usually, academic concerns are the focus of tutoring; however, psychological and social benefits are also achievable, such as:
Developing a passion for learning. Good teachers and tutors help children develop a passion for learning. This mindset can enrich their lives and help them in their future careers.
Learning to discern constructive criticism from personal attacks. Interactions between your child and the tutor should foster an environment where your child feels the feedback will help them to improve their performance vs. it being a punishment.
Building self-esteem. Tutoring can help a child reverse negative feelings about themselves or towards education. Your child will gain a sense of achievement and a strong foundation for better self-esteem.
5 Tips for a Successful Working Relationship with Your Tutor
Consider these 5 tips to help develop and maintain a successful working relationship with your tutor:
Get recommendations. School personnel or local education associations can offer good resources for finding professional tutors. Also, check with parents whose children have experienced successful outcomes with tutors for recommendations. Follow up with references before making a final decision.
Develop a plan. Successful outcomes are usually the result of having a strategy in place. You and your child should articulate your goals with the tutor who can then determine the best course of action. A plan in place will help you evaluate your child’s progress.
Observe how your child and the tutor work together. Without interfering, observe how your child and the tutor interact in the beginning. These observations will give you a first-hand view of the tutor’s teaching style.
Ask for feedback. Solicit feedback regularly from your child and the tutor. The feedback will provide useful insight for any areas of concern and boost your peace of mind.
Include your child’s educators in the process. Your child’s teacher can be an ally. The teacher can offer a coordinated approach to ensure that the tutoring is effective and meets your child’s educational needs.
Help your child achieve more successful outcomes with their schoolwork. Hiring the right tutor and knowing how to work with them is an important part of the process.
If you have more questions or would like to explore how Good Hope Tutoring Services can help your child, feel free to set up a free consult.