Whether it’s homework help, explaining concepts differently, or reviewing material, tutoring is beneficial for a child in many different ways!
Children Receive Individualized Help from a Tutor
Many classrooms can have up to 30 students on an ordinary day, making it difficult for a teacher to give individual help to each child. The curriculum moves at a pace that is intended to accommodate the class as a whole. However, if a child struggles with a specific concept, they may find the pacing too fast for them, leaving them unable to understand concepts. According to scholastic.com, a tutor can personalize lessons for each student in order to “accommodate learning style, boost self-esteem, and end the nightly battles over homework.”
Progress and Learning Styles are Child-Specific
Each child’s progress and learning style is taken into account. A student’s tutoring plan can be adjusted to fit their specific needs. According to edutopia.org, tutoring “gets to the heart of learning, personalizing the meaning and instruction of the subject at hand.”
Tutoring Provides a Low-Stress Environment
Unlike a typical classroom, a student isn’t under pressure to perform in front of their peers. They also won’t need to stress about whether or not their answer is correct because they aren’t in a large group. Some children may have anxiety in regards to asking questions if they need help or even simply answering questions, which can hinder their learning as well. One-on-one tutoring can also decrease distractions that are common in the classroom.
Learning Becomes the Child’s Responsibility
Scholastic.com also shares that tutoring helps to “reinforce a child's reading and writing skills,” essential skills that are applied to homework assignments, studying and organizational skills.
A Child’s Capacity/Desire to Learn will Often Increase
Tutoring is commonly used to help a child improve their learning or hone specific concepts taught in school, but it can also deepen their understanding. Tutoring can also improve study skills, increase responsibility for their learning, and provide them with the confidence need to engage in class and continue learning.
Curated by Maggie McDonald