Could Your Child Benefit from Tutoring?

Many parents tell us they are unsure if their child needs tutoring. Oftentimes they are unclear as to what is offered and the specific ways individual tutoring can help.

We know tutoring can benefit all children. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what the US Department of Education reports:

  • Students who were tutored twice a week for one hour sessions produced strong improvements in reading skills.
  • Over 50% of the students successfully increased a full year of reading skills in comparison to a control group with similar characteristics who did not receive tutoring.
  • Tutored students increased an average of 2.1 grade levels over the year in comparison with non-tutored students who increased a 1.0 grade level.
  • Tutored students reported an increase in confidence and an improved attitude towards education.

tutoringIf you’ve been wondering if your child needs tutoring, here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Does your child need extra help with certain subjects?
  • Is homework a constant battle in your house?
  • Has your child’s teacher given you any indication that your child struggles in school?
  • Does your child have extreme anxiety before tests?
  • Has his or her self-esteem or grades dropped?
  • Is there a loss of in interest in learning or going to school?

 

Again, we know that private, individual tutoring can help children. Over the past eight years, we’ve seen first-hand how dedicated time spent with caring and experienced tutors helps children in so many ways.

Here are 10 benefits of one-on-one tutoring:

  1. Builds confidence
  2. Teaches how to study
  3. Provides extra help in challenging subjects
  4. Focuses on individual needs
  5. Re-teaches concepts
  6. Pre-teaches new material
  7. Helps with homework
  8. Assists with organizational skills
  9. Prepares for EOG tests, SAT or ACT
  10.  Motivates self-directed work

 

The most effective tutoring occurs when there is a true partnership between the parent, tutor, student and teacher. When all adults involved are on the same page with respect to the best interest of the child, significant progress can be made.

Follow your instinct as a parent. If you feel your child needs extra support, you are his or her best advocate. Early intervention can be the key to helping your child have a successful school year.

The beginning of the school year is the best time to start tutoring. If you wait until later, there will be more material to catch up on and your child could be more frustrated. Don’t wait until report cards come out. Prepare now.

Contact us today for a free consultation to learn how tutoring can benefit your child.

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