Are you wondering how exactly tutoring might benefit your child? Keep reading to find out more…
The UK spends the most in Europe on private tuition compared to Scandinavia and Germany, where private tuition is by contrast much less common. In the richer Asian and African countries, it is common practice creating something of a 2-tier educational system. Current statistics show that home tutors are used by 31% of better-off families and only 15% by families that are less well off.
Recent government funding and concerted efforts by schools to “narrow the gap” for disadvantaged students, as well tutoring being more widely available, has made home tutoring more affordable and has enabled most families the means of accessing home tutoring or school based one-to-one tutoring.
Why do parents opt for tutoring?
There are a number of reasons why parents will choose to take on a private home tutor but fierce competition to enter the best universities and preparatory schools encourages parents to want their child to achieve the best grades. Parents are also anxious about the growing demands and pressures on schools caused by higher than ever teacher turn overs and larger class sizes. This has a significant impact on the learning environment and gives rise to less able, demotivated or vulnerable students falling behind.
So what are the benefits of tutoring?
Tutoring programs can help your child develop study and learning skills that will help them become independent thinkers and learners. Below are 13 reasons why tutoring can benefit your child:
- Individual and unique learning experience
Your child will receive an individualized learning experience he or she can’t always get in a classroom setting. Tutors can customize the lessons and activities just for your child.
- One-on-one attention
Tutors get to know your child’s individual learning style and can adapt teaching methods accordingly. They act as your child’s own private teacher.
- Improves academic performance
Schools and Tutors will prepare your child for tests and exams, tutors will work with your child on specific problem areas. Your child’s grades and understanding of the subject will significantly improve when working with a tutor.
- Improves attitude towards learning at school
Learning will become fun for your child. With constant encouragement and praise, your child will no longer feel overwhelmed or frustrated with school.
- Encourages self-paced and self-directed learning
With tutoring, your child will learn to take the initiative his or her school work. Your child will also learn how to control the learning pace.
- Improves self-esteem and confidence
Your child’s self-esteem and confidence will increase through tutoring, by providing them with the resources and skills he or she needs to excel in school.
- Improves work and study habits
Through tutoring, your child will learn work and study habits and gain an understanding how their mind works and which learning style suits them best. These skills will help prepare your child to successfully achieve his or her goals both inside and outside of school.
- Positive work space
Tutoring provides an environment free of distractions, with fewer students and disruptions around so your child is better able to focus on learning.
- Encourages independence and responsibility
Your child will gain the ability to do school work on his or her own, without your help. Your child will realize his or her own personal growth and will learn to take responsibility for their learning.
- Helps overcome learning obstacles
Your child’s tutor will specifically target whichever barriers or obstacles to learning that they encounter for example simultanious equations, chemical reactions or basic reading.
- Encourages the freedom to ask questions
At school, your child may not always feel comfortable asking questions in front of his or her peers. Tutoring will help teach your child to be comfortable asking questions, big or small, without feeling self-conscious.
- Improves social and behavioural skills
Tutoring services will help your child become a better communicator, form better relationships with peers, and make more positive social and behavioural adjustments.
- Challenges those who need it
Tutoring helps bored or under-stimulated children reach their full potential. Many students who are underachieving due to a lack of stimulation may find themselves in lower sets. This can often cause behavior issues that cause students to feel demotivated.
If you are looking for a tutoring service in North London, then give Tutor Master a call today for a free consultation.