Does Your Child Need A Tutor?

The decision to employ a private tutor for your child and when to do so can be a difficult one to make. At school, your child is one of many, and formal feedback from their teachers might only come once a year at parents’ evening or if things go badly wrong. However, as a parent, you may sense that your child is struggling to engage effectively with what they are being taught in school at any stage in their school career

It is always better to address issues in your child’s learning as soon as possible, before the problem escalates and impacts on their performance, confidence and future achievement. If you suspect that your child is struggling with one or more subjects, or is not being sufficiently challenged at school, we can help.

Do you feel your child is under-performing?

You know your child better than anyone else. If you believe that he or she is having difficulties with a particular subject, or that their performance across a range of subjects is falling short because core skills such as effective written or oral communication need improvement, then a one to one tutor can help. Private tuition such as this offers the child dedicated attention they might not otherwise have access to at school; and teaching methods that play to their own learning style. Issues and gaps in knowledge can quickly be identified and addressed through a bespoke learning programme. Your child is offered a safe environment in which to make mistakes and learn without fear of peer ridicule or censure. This builds confidence, which in turn helps to enhance performance.

 

Is your child not sufficiently challenged in school?

Necessarily, in the school environment, lessons are tailored to a certain level, one that accommodates the majority of pupils and meets the requirements of the curriculum. If your child has aptitude and ability above and beyond that level, they can become bored and less engaged with the learning process. This in itself can be destructive to their progress. A private tutor can foster interest and enthusiasm in a particular subject or group of subjects, engaging the child’s interest and stretching their achievement level.

 

Does your child have educational interests not catered for in school?

Timetabling in schools means that not every child can pursue their goals for studying a particular combination of subjects. Perhaps the school cannot offer lessons or a qualification in a specific language or further maths skills, for instance. Yet development over and above what is provided in the school environment can contribute positively to overall performance, whether that is working towards an additional qualification or pursuing a subject ‘just for fun’. An individual tutor can assist your child in achieving such goals.

Whatever scenario applies in your own child’s case, Students InTuition would be delighted to discuss your options and offer their expert advice on how best to address your specific requirements. Why not call us today?

 

Does your child have a forthcoming entrance exam or re-sit for a failed exam?

Taking exams of any kind is as much about technique as it is about intelligence and aptitude in a subject. Fear of failure, time management, unfamiliarity with the process and unproductive revision and study methods can all impact negatively on performance. A one to one tutor can identify the challenges that stand in the way of your child and success and address them with a tailored study programme. Perhaps your child struggles with divining the intent behind the way questions on the paper are worded. Maybe his or her essay writing technique needs work. A tutor has the time and dedication to your child’s goals for achievement to address these kinds of issues in an informal yet comprehensive way.

 

Whatever scenario applies in your own child’s case, Students InTuition would be delighted to discuss your options and offer their expert advice on how best to address your specific requirements. Why not call us today?

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