Tutoring and your Child

By: Learning Connections  22-Mar-2016
Keywords: When to Get a Tutor, Why Tutoring,

More and more pressure is being placed upon our children, from busy out of school activities, increased study and busy family schedules. Individual attention from a tutor can help your child deal with juggling all this and more. Some children do really well with a knowledgeable and supportive teacher at school and helpful parents at home, there are still those students who struggle. Below are 5 factors which will help determine when it is time to look outside for help. 1. Deteriorating grades If you have noticed a gradual or sudden decline in your child's marks, speak to their teacher first. Your child's teacher can point out any areas of concern. If it is an area of great concern your next port of call is a tutor. 2. Not managing time well If your child is good at maths, but, is having difficulty with reading, they may be having a harder time reading and understanding the maths worksheet. This can cause the student to take longer to complete the work and won't be able to keep up with the work load and their grades will slip. Which in turn will lead to them putting off projects, being sick when there is a test at school and postponing homework. 3. Being constantly confused Sometimes you might observe that your child is floundering, doesn't understand or is repeatedly puzzled when attempting homework. They may be confused, or defensive when you try to help. This could signal that extra help is needed. A tutor will help them to clear this confusion. 4. Lacking confidence Most students may lack confidence when learning new concepts. If you child is telling you that they are dumb, can't keep up with the work, don't want to ask questions in class because then " everyone will know I'm dumb". Then they will definitely benefit from some individual tutoring. Tutoring will help your child to become more self-assured and confident, which in turn will benefit them in class. 5. Learning Disabilities Individual tutoring sessions will benefit children who have been diagnosed with a learning disorder. Children with learning disorders work extra hard to keep on track. A tutor, with experience in this area can give the individual attention to these children to help them understand their subject and teach them how to study. This in turn will help the child to feel more self-assured, which will make school more enjoyable and less difficult. Parents have an innate understanding of their child and are generally quick to pick up on any issues. If you notice your child struggling with time management, a specific subject, or you suspect a learning disability, don't be afraid to seek the assistance of a professional to help you. Hiring a tutor will assist your child by improving study habits, self esteem, self-motivation, and keeping on top of current and future assignments and tests.

Keywords: When to Get a Tutor, Why Tutoring,

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