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Is a Private Tutor the Right Choice for Your Child

Jul 16, 2008
Utilizing private tutoring is an excellent way for a parent to help their child succeed in school or any academic area. In the school itself, it is often difficult for a student to receive one on one help, even though they may need it to reach their full potential. That is where private tutoring comes in. By hiring a private tutor, your child gets all the attention they need and deserve, and you can keep the tutor for as long as they are required.

A private tutor may be needed for any number of reasons. Perhaps your child is falling behind the rest of the class, or cannot keep up with what a teacher is assigning. Tutors can work with students to teach them difficult concepts, and explain the concepts in ways that a teacher cannot (or just does not have the time to do). Very few children are "stupid"; in many cases, they simply do not work well in a certain environment or have trouble absorbing information at a rapid pace. Private tutors remove these obstacles and make it easier for your child to learn.

While most people think that tutors are only good for bringing students up to speed, they are also effective in helping kids accelerate. In many instances, a child may have the potential to learn at a much faster pace than their school's rate, but without a mentor of some sort, they are inhibited. Tutors can match a student's speed exactly, and this perfect fit enables students to better learn and understand concepts.

Although tutors are incredibly helpful, they do need some assistance from parents. For one, the parent must make sure that their child studies on a regular basis. Also, certain supplies need to be brought to each tutoring session, such as notebooks, textbooks, assignments, and previous tests. Tutors alone cannot make a child succeed; it takes the cooperation of the parent, tutor, and student to see maximum results.

Parents should be especially aware of how tutoring sessions are affecting their children, not only because they should want them to succeed, but because of the financial aspect of private tutoring. Just one session alone can cost fifty dollars, and when multiple sessions are ordered, the costs add up fast.

Therefore, to get as much benefit as possible from private tutors, parents should prepare their children for each session, and go over what they should and should not do. For example, it does not help your child at all if the tutor does their homework for them. Parents should reiterate to their children how important their education is, and that during tutoring sessions, they should put their full focus in to all the material.

For teachers, becoming a private tutor is an ideal option for making extra money. As stated earlier, the costs of private tutoring are extravagant, yet there will always be a demand for it. Often, tutoring does not even require a huge time commitment, and nearly one hundred percent of the time one spends as a private tutor is time earning money.

Experienced teachers do not need to invest much time preparing for each tutoring session, and occasionally are not required to prepare at all. Another added bonus is that private tutoring helps increase one's personal teaching skills, which can be used in and out of the classroom.
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