Mar 18, 2019 by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman | Tutoring
There are many positive benefits to tutoring, specifically the 1-on-1 tutoring model that we specialize in, here at Team Tutor. Tutoring a student in a 1-on-1 setting, allows the tutor to get to know a student on many levels. This 1-on-1 tutoring structure allows for personalized teaching, student centered programs and a tutoring program designed around a flexible learning pace. It gives the tutor the opportunity to understand the students’ personality, learning styles, interests, academic strengths and weaknesses. This personalized approach allows the tutor to get to know “the whole child” and it also gives the tutor the ability to personalize the tutoring plan to meet the student’s individual needs.
Improved Self Confidence: While working with a student in a 1-1 setting, it allows the student to take risks while learning. Students learn a great deal from this risk taking. It is important for students to test their learning limits and take these learning risks. It is during these times when students become more confident in themselves.
Mastery of Academic Skills: One on one tutoring is a great time to practice academic skills repeatedly and consistently. This repetitive practice promotes mastery, confidence and a greater understanding of academic skills for all types of learners.
Improved Critical Thinking Skills: During tutoring sessions students are challenged in ways that may not occur in a small group or larger setting. Tutors can hone in on an area that challenges a student’s critical thinking skills. This focused practice will not only improve critical thinking skills but also improve their self-esteem.
Effective Study Habits: Students learn effective study skills while working 1-1 with a tutor. Often times tutors will integrate a variety of study skill techniques throughout the sessions. Utilizing these tips and techniques will build life long successful learners.
1-1 tutoring has many benefits. It is important to find the right “match” for your child. Always keep the lines of communication open with your child’s tutor. Over time your child will experience the wonderful benefits of 1-1 tutoring. Have you experienced the above benefits with 1-1 tutoring? Share your story!