If you have answered YES to any of these questions, then your child may benefit from tutoring. However do you know what type of tutoring your child needs? Tutoring programs vary based on the needs of the student. Tutoring needs vary and so should the tutoring model.
Here are some types of tutoring programs so you can better understand which is a better fit for your child.
Many kids need day-to-day homework help. Often homework time is stressful for both child and parent. Getting homework help from a tutor will lessen the stress in the household. Tutors can work with students to help complete tasks and teach strategies to make your child more independent.
How well does your child study or prepare for a test? Many students don’t know how to study effectively. Tutors can teach students a variety of study strategies. These techniques and methods are lifelong lessons that will help them for years to come. Could your child benefit from a study skills program?
Does your child organize and plan well for projects, homework or tests? These skills come easily for some but oftentimes these skills need to be taught. Tutors develop a plan for organization and time management based on the learning style of the student. These programs are personalized to fit each child’s individual needs. Effective organizational and time management strategies are the foundation for a successful life long student.
Does your child have difficulty with certain math concepts? Tutoring remediation is something he or she may benefit from. Tutors work on building areas of weakness for the student. With repeated practice and focus, your child’s weak areas become stronger and their grades will improve.
Is your child below grade level in a specific area? Intervention is very much focused on the level of which your child is on. The goal is to build upon what your child knows and lessen the achievement gap. Intervention programs should be frequent and consistent. Tutors focus on building the child’s foundational knowledge and help build confident learners.
Is your child taking the ACT or SAT? Or perhaps your child is planning to attend a private school and needs to take the SSAT or ISEE? Test prep programs may be ideal for these students.
These programs are tailored to teach specifically for these types of tests. An effective test prep program will also teach test taking strategies, time management tips, and help students reduce test taking anxiety and achieve high scores. Start with a free proctored test.
Though tutoring goals vary, the consistent factor is that the tutor provides a personalized program to fit the individual need of the student. The programs are student-centered and the student outcomes are similar: confident learners, increased motivation, increased grades, and an overall successful positive academic experience.