Many parents decide to get a private tutor for their child in order to boost his or her academic progress. Naturally, most parents are keen for their child to develop fully at school, and a personal tutor can give the close attention that is not possible in a typical classroom environment. There are usually three solid reasons for using a tutor, and they are all equally valid.
Firstly, sometimes your child has fallen behind a little and needs to catch up. In this case, a short period of intensive personal tuition is a very effective way to make sure that your child catches up as soon as possible and does not get left behind.
In other cases, it might be that your child’s school does not offer the particular subject (or syllabus) that you want him or her to study. This could be the case with a foreign language or similar subject that is ‘off-curriculum’ – schools cannot offer every single subject, after all.
However, the most common reason, in my experience, is when parents are worried that their child might not get a good enough grade to enter his or her chosen school, college, or university. In these cases, regular personal tuition can serve to stretch the child so that they make the most of their talents and achieve the necessary exam grades to guarantee entry to their chosen institute. We do live in a competitive world, after all, and personal tuition can provide that necessary edge to ensure that your child wins a place ahead of the competition.
In every case, the private tuition that I give is tailored to the child’s needs, and every tutoring sessions provides a close match to the child’s requirements. I give regular homework tasks, thus maximising the time and effort, and provide a monthly update on your child’s progress.
In short, regular home tuition can raise the levels of your child’s school performance, help them to increase their confidence and motivation in a subject, and develop the necessary study skills and self-discipline that will enable them to make the most of their abilities in all subjects. It’s a very cost-effective way to ensure that your child develops their talents to the full, and you will be giving them a better opportunity in this competitive world of ours.