Individual Tutoring

Even though teachers may differentiate the material so that all levels of students should understand it, some students may still have difficulty mastering it. There are many factors that come into play that could hinder a child’s learning. These include but are not limited to class size, personality conflicts, desire to want to learn, the pace that material is being delivered and learning issues.

Unfortunately, these issues cause some students to lose faith in schooling. This can create undue anxiety and low self-esteem for those students who feel burdened by the work. Even though they may learn at a different pace, there is nothing wrong with this. It does not mean that they cannot comprehend the material. They just may need more time and attention to achieve success.

Success in learning is an individual process. A child learns in their own particular fashion. For some students, a particular learning issue might slow down the learning process. If these issues are not given the proper attention, they can delay the learning for the child. Children can best acquire the material with some individual assistance, strategies and understanding.

There are several advantages to individual tutoring:

  1. It provides another partner to support the parents in their desire to make sure their child is doing the best they can.
  2. Tutoring increases a child’s confidence.
  3. Tutors are skilled on the most recent teaching methods.
  4. Tutoring identifies specific areas of weakness and teaches the specific skills necessary to catch up.
  5. Progress is much faster on an individual basis compared to a group basis.
  6. If a child is above average in a subject, tutoring allows them to move ahead in the material.
  7. Often with individual tutoring, a child is more likely to ask questions to their tutor that they normally wouldn’t do in a classroom or small group setting due to embarrassment.
  8. Tutoring takes place in the home and improves the comfort level of the child and reduces wasted time traveling to an another location.

The goal of tutoring is to provide the child with the necessary skills to catch up with their peers. Once those skills and study habits are learned the child will have the confidence to meet their potential. Tutoring should use the strengths of the child to reinforce and build skills that will enable him or her to achieve success on their own.