Tutoring is something that parents are looking at more, especially during a time where curriculum and exam changes are ever more prevalent. Your child may be struggling with studies, or may need a boost to help them pass a certain exam. Some parents even seek out tutors to help enhance a child’s ability in a subject they are already excelling at.
Your child may benefit from tutoring if:
- Their results/achievements are lower than expected
- Their confidence is slipping in a certain field or subject
- They need to improve their performance in order to pass exams
- They wish to enhance their performance, but they are struggling to do so at school
It is important to realise that tutoring is a very personal thing – what might be successful for one child may not prove to be as successful for another. Mark from Tuitionin explained that, “the key is the mindset of the child. If a child has the desire to be better, then tutoring is a great way to develop the confidence to succeed. In my experience the most success comes when the child has the desire to better themselves.”
Many parents are opting for tuition because of changes in the curriculum and the way in which our children’s performances are graded. Karen from Tuitionin explained, “with the implementation of the new 9-1 curriculum it is even more important for students to have additional support outside of school. The new curriculum is more demanding and as well as helping students cope with the difficulty levels, we also encourage them to aim high and reach their full potential.”
It is important to speak to your child’s teacher before calling upon a tutor. Ask them where your child’s lack of confidence or weakness may lie and whether any extra help in school can be provided, also.