Tutoring can help students of all ages and ability levels, and in all subjects. There are side-benefits too, both for the student and the parent. Here are some things to consider if you are thinking about tutoring for your child. Now in its 36th year, Morris Tutoring has a tutor to fit your child’s needs.
- Increase Confidence and Understanding
Tutoring increases a child’s confidence, which can lead to greater success and a willingness to take on greater academic challenges. Academic performance benefits, too.
- Best Place to Make Mistakes
Make a mistake with a tutor and the only consequence is improved learning. Errors have no negative impact on grades and won’t embarrass a student in front of teachers or peers.
- Establish Study Routines
Tutoring can help show children better ways to study, including where to study, how to utilize online resources and methods to help retain material. It also exposes students to a wider range of learning resources. Effective studying leads to better grades.
- Individualized Attention
Today’s average classroom has large classes and students with more needs than ever. Some students get left behind and don’t get individualized attention in a class of 30 or 40. With a tutor, students share the “driver’s seat” and will get individual attention adapted to their needs.
- Learning-Disabled Students Thrive
Students with a learning disability or individualized education plan (IEP) may not always take full advantage of available school-based services. A tutor can give your child a different approach with difficult concepts and help achieve academic progress while at the same time supporting what’s taught at school.
- Support for a Challenging Subject
Tutoring offers a one-to-one setting where students are able to get the support they need in an environment that is safe and supportive. The absence of the distractions found in a classroom means that the student is better able to focus.
- Study Skills
Whether honing one’s study skills, improving them or filling in skill gaps, tutoring provides an environment where this can happen. Critical thinking gets a boost, too.
- Organizational Support
Executive Skills are the basic cognitive and behavioral skills that we develop in order to lead independent lives. But they are also among the last areas of the brain to fully develop. Thus many students need extra help to stay organized and on top of their school work. Having a tutor to monitor assignments, provide academic support, and reinforce study skills can make a big difference.
- Take an Online Class
More students than ever are taking online classes — whether to get ahead, to accommodate sports, to catch up, to reduced the next year’s workload, improve their GPA, or myriad other reasons. Whatever the reason, online courses can involve a level of commitment students aren’t ready for. One way to ensure a positive experience and consistent progress is with a tutor.
- Personalized Learning
Students who need to improve or re-learn specific skills (reading comprehension, basic math concepts, etc.) stand to benefit from a tutor. Likewise, students who are homeschooled may find tremendous support in having a tutor who can focus on areas that their parent(s) or home schooling group can’t adequately cover.
- Bonus Reason: Saving Face
Parents who are bamboozled by the Common Core and whose high school reading list was way different than what their kids are reading can spare themselves the embarrassment of “don’t know; can’t help” by passing the task on to a tutor.