Benefits of Private Tuition
1. Undivided Attention
Busy classrooms tend to be dominated by the most confident, and or attention-grabbing students. Quiet individuals who beaver along with little fuss can often get overlooked by the teacher until exam results reflect a lack of understanding – at which point, it can often be too late. Students who lack confidence may also be unwilling to ask for or accept help in a classroom setting. If they do, their time is often limited to a few minutes. Tutoring gives students the luxury of exclusive attention to work through problems, ask questions and talk over approaches in a relaxed and focused environment, without the distraction of other students.
2. Confidence Building
Bad behaviour and poor achievement can often be linked to a lack of confidence and self-belief. With feedback time limited in schools, it can be demotivating if a child regularly receives poor test scores, low grades and written work riddled with a red, green or purple pen and corrections. A personal tutor can help individuals recognise their strengths and celebrate their achievements, no matter how small. By setting achievable targets and taking small steps, a student can slowly build confidence and enjoy a journey of success and progression, rather than constant knock backs of “Even Better If” (EBI) or “To Progress, I Should…” (TPIS), comments.
3. Personal Learning Styles
Every individual has their preferred way of working, whether that means talking through a task and discussing their ideas out loud, or writing down their thought process independently. Good classroom lessons are designed to cover a range of learning styles; it is not easy for teachers to do this consistently. A private tutor tailors the learning program around the individual needs of each student to unlock their full potential. They can also help improve student’s ability to work in a range of different learning styles or help them to recognise the ways they learn best. As well as boosting their understanding, this can also help them get more out of the school day.
4. Renewed Enthusiasm
The truth is, the school curriculum is often restricted to narrow schemes of work. If an individual does not engage in the topics they are covering at school, they can soon lose interest in a subject and start to disengage. A private tutor can help inject new enthusiasm into a subject by making it seem relevant to students. Reading comprehension in literacy could be developed by reading books and articles, in an area of interest such as sports or astronomy.
Students may require extra support during certain times of the year, especially if they have exams approaching. Private tuition can be on-going or can be focused in short and intense bursts, depending on what suits the student best. Many tutors can offer sessions at different times of the day. If your child is too tired for after-school tutoring, then Saturday mornings could be an alternative option. You may even find that a series of focused sessions during the school holiday suits their learning best.