Tutoring can be used to support a child in many ways. We work on prevention, correction and maintenance.
Prevention is about tutoring to support the child at their current grade level to make sure they consolidate all knowledge before moving onto the next grade level. As you read on you will see why receiving tutoring before there is a problem is so important.
Correction is when a child has fallen behind in their knowledge (or failed on their report card) at a particular grade level and in most cases their confidence is low. Our first goals are to `fill in’ any learning gaps from previous grade levels and build their confidence. The next step is to then continue with ongoing support until the child is able to achieve academic ability at their grade level.
Maintenance is when the child has `caught up' and has confidence in their abilities at the grade level they are currently in. We continue working with the child to maintain and support the current curriculum being covered at school. We work on consolidating their knowledge which then passes into the long term memory. Once the knowledge is in the long term memory; when a particular subject is then taught the following year, this knowledge has been maintained so the child has it there to draw from which enables the learning experience to seem easier. The new knowledge is easily built on top of the prior knowledge, extending their learning to the next level.