There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to teaching. In fact, learning is as unique as the student.
Students can be auditory learners, tactile learners or visual learners. Some thrive in a classroom environment, while others develop learning skills better in one-on-one situations.
Tutoring can be a simple yet effective addition to any learning curriculum because it can be tailored to each individual student. As a parent or guardian, it is important to find a tutor that can identify your son or daughter’s needs and develop a successful strategy to overcome the difficulties he or she is having with a particular subject.
A successful tutoring strategy will:
- Increase mastery of academic skills
- Improve self-esteem and self-confidence
- Improve students’ attitudes toward school: reduces dropout rates, truancy, and tardiness
- Provide emotional support and positive role models
Tutoring plays a vital role for juniors and seniors in high school preparing for college. College and university courses are fast-paced and often leave little wiggle room for students who aren’t well prepared. A lack of preparation can be especially detrimental in college.
A tutor may be a good option for your son or daughter if:
- He or she needs to learn time management and study skills
- He or she needs help understanding homework
- The instructor’s office hours are booked
- He or she needs help understanding concepts and ideas
- He or she needs help preparing for a test
- He or she is falling behind in class