Could tutoring help your child?
Exquisite tips on what to look for in a tutor and how tutoring may be able to benefit your child in more than just academic terms.
There are many reasons as to why a parent may seek out a tutor for their child. Maybe your child needs a confidence boost or general support in a particular subject area. Some parents are unable to help with homework so a tutor could help in this respect. Plus, it's a well known fact that most children are more receptive to support from someone outside of the family!
So what are the benefits of tutoring?
- Tutors offer a platform on which a child can discuss troubles in a particular subject, or even just about school in general. They are there just for your child and their needs.
- Following from above, regular time with a tutor will allow your child the confidence to ask questions outside of the classroom. It can be intimidating speaking out in class but with a tutor you can lose that self-consciousness and hopefully build confidence at the same time.
- Tutoring can boost confidence, inspire interest whilst developing vital learning skills.
- A child can learn in a direction that suits them best. Through regular tutoring a child can build self-belief in using their own initiative.
- The best part of employing a tutor is that they are there just for your child. That individualised attention means the focus is entirely on situations relating to your child; there’s no need to wait for classmates or go at the pace of a group.
- Improving on academic performance. Naturally by adding hours to the week, tutoring can prepare your child for upcoming tests or exams. They can iron out those minor mistakes and calm the nerves with reassurance.
- Tutoring can help foster good home study patterns which will hopefully stay with your child throughout their educational life (without you needing to be that background voice!)
Tutors are not just for those who find work difficult. They can reassure, show your child that they are doing really well and just generally work at a pace that suits them.
What to look out for when searching for a tutor?
Are they qualified? A qualified teacher working to the same or a similar syllabus as your child is fantastic. Especially a tutor with experience of teaching your child’s age group.
Personality - Qualifications may be helpful however they need to get on well with and your child. Are they inspiring? Adaptable? Fun?
Creativity - Are their lesson plans creative and varied? To inspire a child to learn, a tutor needs to employ all their creative knowledge.
Ask for references - ALWAYS check up on other children they are tutoring. Both past and present. If they are new to tutoring, a reference from an ex-employer or university Professor is adequate.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. A good tutor will be ready and organised for every lesson with your child.
For those seeking to employ tuition for their children, we have compiled a list of Exquisite tutors from around Essex. We hope it's of use.
"The 11 plus Essex team is a small team of highly qualified, experienced teachers who specialise in working with the more able student."
With centres right across Essex this organisation know how to help your child through their 11+ exams.
"Vaks provides personalised tuition for children from 4 to 18 years. We offer exceptional study programmes tailored to meet the individual needs of your child, whatever their ability or aspirations."
A truly inspiring and individually tailored tutoring service for children of any ability.
"We are a locally based provider of home tutors serving Chelmsford and surrounding towns covering all ages from Primary, through GCSE to A Level and adult."
A fantastic option for anyone wanting home rather than centre-based tutoring. They offer primary up to A-level tutoring including 11+.
"Essex Maths Tutors is a local maths tuition company based in Chelmsford. We offer specialist maths tutoring across all levels from Primary, through to GCSE, A Level and undergraduate."
By using the most advanced digital technology Essex Maths Tutors can provide private screen capture videos of lessons so students can access these whilst doing school work or for revision purposes.