Private tuition is not essential! However, we all learn in different ways, at different paces and your child’s desire to genuinely understand something – rather than just accept it at face value – may conflict with the ability to access the school curriculum effectively. Nathaniel McCullagh, founder and managing director of Simply Learning Tuition, explains more:
How do tutors help?
Many problems stem from a lack of confidence. An ineffective teacher, illness or a learning difficulty (or even just dealing with the pressures of growing up) can reduce a child’s confidence so that they no longer enjoy school in general, or studying in particular. This can lead to frustration and behavioural problems. Individual tuition bridges this gap by getting to the root of the problem. Working together, the tutor and the child can re-build the child’s self esteem and restore their will to try again.
The tutor’s job is to restore your child’s self-belief and quickly get them back on the track to academic success. They will also show them how to assert themselves in class: to ask questions when they are interested and to seek help when they don’t know the answers. The tutor makes them realise that they already know much more than they are aware of and will show them how to apply that knowledge for maximum impact.
What else can a good tutor do?
As well as the academic essentials, the best tutors will pass on essential life skills: including motivation, time management, organization and self-confidence. They will help your children to see beyond their immediate frustrations, giving them the tools they need to succeed in exams and beyond. With school and university entry becoming increasingly competitive, a holistic approach that tackles all aspects of the child’s education is essential. Parents can get the best results from their child’s tutor by working closely with them.
We are currently seeing a boom in online tutoring. School children who have grown up surrounded by technology are perfectly comfortable in front of a computer screen – if not even happier than when they are sitting face-to-face with a tutor in a room.
The key advantage of online tuition is that it allows the perfect match of tutor to student because there are no geographical limits. Families can be much more discriminating and rather than choose someone because they happen to be nearby, can find the very best tutor for their needs, wherever they, or the tutor, are in the world.
Simply Learning Tuition is a leading independent education company providing introductions to private tutors who deliver effective one-to-one academic tuition and provide specialist advice throughout a child’s academic journey, from school selection through to university.