There are alot of benefits to private tutoring. The first benefit being better grades for your child at school in that subject that they are struggling with. In this blog we will disucss some of the ways in which hiring a private tutor can help your child.
- 1. Fewer distractions. In a classroom setting, noise and other interruptions from peer groups can hugely affect your child’s performance. Private one-on-one tutoring is a much more controllable environment, and therefore far less susceptible to interference. This creates an environment where the tutor and the student work uninterrupted and where the student does not have to be afraid to ask questions.
- 2 You can 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 find another one. In a school setting you are pretty much stuck with the teacher you are given and if there is a personality clash with your child there’s not much you can do about it. It is very important to have a student-tutor match in private tutoring. You can also choose a tutor who specializes in a specific subject for e.g Math’s Tutor, English Tutor, Accounting Tutor, Science Tutor, Afrikaans Tutor etc.
- 3 Focus on specific areas, particularly Math’s Tutoring, English Tutoring & Science Tutoring, Accounting Tutoring, Business Tutoring- private tutor is able to focus on specific areas that your child may be having problems with, particularly in these key subjects. A school teacher will only be able to give minimal private attention to students as they are constrained by time and tough targets for subject coverage.
- 4 Perspective. A tutor will be able to impart a fresh perspective on the subjects your child is covering. Different methods in teaching and extended knowledge can really give your child the upper hand when it comes to exam time. Tutors also through the experience are better able to identify areas that students struggle in and assist your child from falling into that trap.
- 5 Enthusiasm. If you are using a specialised tutor say a math’s tutor, 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 classroom based teacher is unable to go back over topics on an individual basis. 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 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.
- 8 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.
- 9 Handling attention span. Your child may only be able to concentrate for 10 minutes before their mind starts wandering onto other things.. 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.
- 10. 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.
Saving Grace Tutor Team