In the past, I have had the privilege of working as a tutor for many young kids in many different subjects. One of my favourite children to teach – we’ll call him J – was never a straight-A student. The first day he came in he barely spoke to anybody and had a negative attitude about his classes. He didn’t feel like the regular classroom environment suited his learning. This is the story of many kids in schools that focus on the grades and not on the learning experience.

1-Helping With Homework

There are many reasons why students require extra tutoring outside of school. A student’s parents or guardians at home could not have the knowledge required to help. I’m sure we’ve all had the experience of a kid asking for homework help, looking at the question, and realizing that we’re out of practice. Also, most of us forget the French that we’ve learned in elementary school once we don’t need to use it anymore. This can make it difficult for parents to help kids with French homework. A tutor gives a child the benefit of having a friendly resource outside of class that can help them with subjects you might not be able to.

2-Slowing Down the Pace

Another good reason for tutoring is that students can often fall behind if the classroom pace is too fast. For lots of subjects that build on earlier skills, like math, it’s very difficult to catch up again if you don’t understand. Tutoring is excellent at providing supplemental support. It also helps kids keep up with the lessons learned in the classroom.

3-Individualized Learning

Tutoring is one of the only ways of learning that allows one on one support to happen. This has many benefits. We are constantly uncovering that different people have very different learning styles. If you are a visual learner like myself, it’s very difficult to learn something new if it’s talked about without any pictures. Individualized learning allows for lesson plans and material to adapt to the ways that your child learns best. This makes it easier and less frustrating for them to retain skills and apply them in the classroom.

4-Helping Achieve Higher Grades

It has been proven that children who attend tutoring sessions are more likely to have higher grades in school. They are set up to succeed and learn faster. It helps the ways that children learn individually. This means that for kids who are looking to go to college or university in the future, it’s a positive long-term impact.

5-Special Needs and Gifted Students

Finally, tutoring is perfect for children who have special needs or are advanced for their age. Once again, because of the individualized nature of the lesson plans, tutors can adapt learning to suit any kind of child. It’s not only for children who need help to succeed. Tutoring is also beneficial for students who are already excelling and could use a push to go even further.