Should I sign my child up for tutoring? This is a question that many parents face at one time or another. At Oxford Tutoring we want to help you make this decision; so, we created a list of reasons why tutoring may be right for you and your child.
To Catch Up
One of the most common reasons children receive tutoring is because they are feeling like they have fallen behind in a particular, or multiple, subjects. By signing up for tutoring, you are giving your child the opportunity to catch up in the areas they are struggling with before they get too FAR behind.
To Get Ahead
However, it is not only about catching up, tutoring is also beneficial for those students looking to push to the next level and excel. Tutoring can be a great option for those looking to push their education to the next level.
To Obtain Homework Help
Children are assigned a great deal of homework and it can be completely overwhelming. Not only that, but it can also be a fight between parent and child to get it all finished. With a tutor, your child will have a guide to support them with all the assignments they have, allowing them to breathe a little easier and to put down their boxing gloves.
To Maintain Skills
Additionally, tutoring provides the opportunity to maintain the skills that children are learning. It can be easy to go over a concept in school and then forget how to do it. Tutoring is helpful for those children who do not want their skills to get rusty.
To Avoid The Summer Slide
A common phenomenon that takes place over the summer is called the “summer slide”. This means that over the summer children forget a significant amount of material that they learned during the school year. With tutoring, children can avoid the summer slide.
To Have Student Accountability
Sometimes it can be challenging to get children to finish assignments, study for tests, and complete their homework. With tutoring though, you have someone whose priority it is to see that their children succeeds in their schooling. As a result, a tutor is one who will keep a child accountable and make sure they are getting their work done.
To Learn Study Skills
Knowing the content is undoubtedly important. But there is more to tutoring than just teaching the content. Tutoring also provides the chance to teach your child how to study better. Children can spend a great deal of time studying, but still struggle to retain the information they are learning. This is often because they are not studying in a way that works well for their individual learning style. Tutors can build a child’s study skills to help them study more effectively.
To Build Confidence
Many children come in and do not realize that they have the capability to conquer the more difficult subjects, like the ACT or the SAT. But with time, practice, and a tutor to encourage them as they progress, children can gain the confidence they need to succeed in their schooling.
To Prepare for the ACT or SAT
One of the most important and challenging tests all high school students must face is either the ACT test of the SAT test. Oftentimes, these tests differ from the tests they see in school in that they require different strategies and content not always covered in school. Tutoring is an ideal way to not only prepare for these difficult tests, but also to conquer them.
To Receive 1-on-1 Attention
In school, though a teacher may try to give each student individual attention, with class sizes the way they are, this is rarely possible. With tutoring, your child can get the one-on-one attention they deserve. This also allows the opportunity for the tutor to teach to the student the way they learn.
These are just some of the reasons why tutoring is beneficial. Students of all ages, struggling or maintaining even A’s, can benefit from the advantages tutoring provides.
Ready to set your child up with a tutor? Call Oxford Tutoring at (949) 681-0388.