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Benefits of Tutoring: How Can Tutoring Help Students?

Benefits of Tutoring: How Can Tutoring Help Students?

As a parent, you want to help your child reach their full potential. But that’s easier said than done when you’re already juggling a constant cycle of work and extracurricular activities.

Luckily, you don’t have to shoulder the burden alone. A private tutor will have all the knowledge, skills and experience needed to help boost your child’s confidence and guide them towards better exam results.

Read on to learn the key benefits of tutoring for students.

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What are the benefits of private tutoring?

The benefits of private tutoring can be as varied as the individual children it helps. 

But there are some key private tutoring benefits that are useful to know about. Here are the main ones.

1. Get your child the individual attention they deserve

At school, your child will be battling with 30+ other students for their teacher’s time and attention. 

If they’re struggling to understand a topic, it can be hard for them to get the individual support they need. And that can lead to them falling behind.

On the other hand, private tutoring means your child will get one-on-one time with a professional. 

At Tutorful, all our tutors are handpicked with enhanced DBS checks and experience in tutoring or teaching. They’re experts at taking a difficult subject and turning it into concepts that are easy to understand for your child. 

It could be understanding the meanings behind poetry, or tough physics theories. Whatever your child is struggling with, one of our tutors will have you covered.

2. Boost your child’s confidence

Whether your child is falling behind their peers or putting themselves under too much pressure, this can quickly lead to them losing their confidence.

According to Ofqual, more than 16% of students are highly test anxious. These high levels of stress and anxiety can negatively affect your child’s wellbeing and exam performance.

Luckily, our tutors know how to get the best out of students and will be able to work with your child to get their confidence back.

Having a tutor is like having a personal cheerleader. They’ll help your child celebrate the small wins as well as the big ones, boosting their self-esteem and motivation every time.

Mehek Rizvi used Tutorful to help his daughter with GCSE Maths and Science. He told us:

“When my daughter started she was not confident. However, after working with her tutor from Tutorful she really began to believe in herself.

“Both her science and maths tutor provided more than just academic tutoring, they were extremely supportive.

“I have been using Tutorful for over three years and it has been extremely effective in improving my daughter's grades and her self-esteem.”

- Mehek Rizvi

3. Tailor sessions to your child’s learning style

Every child is different. What works for one child may not work for another.

The good news is that a private tutor will be able to create a personalised learning plan geared towards your child’s learning style, strengths and weaknesses. 

In this way, your child will be able to learn in a way that works for them. This can be hugely beneficial in helping your child to wrap their head around difficult concepts and remember information ahead of exams.

Tutoring can also be incredibly helpful for students with special educational needs (SEN). A specially trained SEN tutor can provide a custom learning plan for your child that suits their unique requirements, boosts their confidence and helps them to reach their full potential.

4. Fit learning in around family life

One often overlooked benefit of after school tutoring is that it’s designed to fit around family life.

We understand that you have a hundred other commitments taking up time and energy. An online tutor will take away from the mental load by helping you fit your child’s learning around your busy schedule – without having to worry about travel times.

At Tutorful, you can schedule lessons anytime between 7am and 10pm –  even on weekends! Find a tutor your child clicks with and get £25 credit towards your first lesson.

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5. Improve your child’s grades

Our tutors are experts in each exam board. They know what kinds of questions come up and how they're graded. 

Not only that, but 1 in 10 of the tutors at Tutorful are qualified examiners. This insider knowledge gives them a unique edge in knowing exactly what exam boards look for. 

For your child, this means highly targeted guidance that can significantly boost their chances of scoring higher in exams. In fact, 98% of our students said their tutors impacted their exam results.

Satandra Chatterjee, one of our Maths and Physics teachers, shared:

“I had 5 students taking their GCSEs, this was in both maths and physics. Between years 10 and 11 the students had arrived at different points in time. All of my students got a grade 8, apart from one who got a grade 9 in both maths and physics!!”

- Satandra Chatterjee, Maths and Physics teacher

6. Go beyond the curriculum

The benefits of having a tutor go far beyond academic success. A tutor can also help your child to develop valuable skills that will serve them long into the future.

This includes things like time management, independent learning, dealing with pressure and critical thinking. These are all important skills that will not only help your child to ace their exams, but also stand them in good stead later on in life.

You can even hire a tutor to help fill gaps in the curriculum – whether it’s managing finances or learning to play a musical instrument. Whatever it is, one of our tutors will be able to help!

7. Work towards your child’s goals

We understand that no two children are the same. 

Arguably the biggest benefit of tutoring is that everything is geared towards your child. You set the goals and your tutor is there to help achieve them. 

Whether it’s improving a grade (or two!) in maths, learning a whole new skill or beating exam anxiety, there’s a tutor on Tutorful who can help you and your child to reach those goals and more.

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Benefits of having a tutor – key stats

Still umming and ahhing about whether tutoring is worth it? Don’t just take our word for it. We’ve taught over 196,000 students – here are just some key stats to help you make your mind up.

  • 98% of our students said their tutors impacted their exam results.

  • 100% of English students said their tutor positively impacted their exam results 

  • 100% of our Science GCSE students improved by at least 1 grade

  • 100% of our English A Level students improved by at least 1 grade

Sue Woodhouse is one of our English Tutors. She gave us this example:

“Isabella’s dad contacted me in March because she was lacking in confidence and needed some help with her English Literature. At that point, she had not achieved a pass in any of her Literature exams.

“We worked on all her texts, and she was thrilled when she got a pass in the last mock before the exams. She followed that up by achieving a Grade 5 at GCSE.”

- Sue Woodhouse, English Tutor

Check out more benefits of hiring an English tutor or a Science tutor in our dedicated guides.

What are the benefits of online tutoring?

As you can see, there are tons of benefits of tutoring. But online tutoring comes with even more!

In fact, having taught over 3.1 million lessons, we believe that this is the best solution for most families. 

Here are just a few benefits of online tutoring.

1. Convenient

Online tutoring is a great way to fit your child’s learning in around family life.

After all, it’s one less commitment that you have to battle through rush hour traffic to get to. So, it’s ideal if your family has a busy schedule.

2. Familiar environment

With online tutoring, both your child and their tutor will be in their own home, in a place where they feel comfortable.

This puts them at ease and allows them to thrive in an environment that they know.

3. Online classroom

Online tutoring allows for more flexibility and tools to be used to help your child learn.

Our online classroom records all the online tutoring sessions, not only for your peace of mind but so your child can go back and watch a session again as part of their revision. Tutors can also review and adapt their teaching strategies to suit your child with ease.

4. Find a tutor your child clicks with

In some rural areas, there’s little to no access to tutors. In this case, online tutoring can be a real game changer. 

You won’t be limited to the tutors who live nearby, but will be able to choose from a wider pool of tutors to find the one that’s right for your child – no matter where you or they are based.

5. Benefits children with social anxiety

Online tutoring really benefits those children who suffer from social anxiety.

These children often spend the school day stepping outside of their comfort zone. An online tutor offers them a place to learn in complete comfort, so they can focus fully on the topic at hand.

Still not sure? Then why not book a free video chat with some of our tutors, or book a trial lesson and see how your child feels after? 

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Reap the benefits of a tutor for your child

As you can see, tutoring can help students in so many ways.

It’s all about giving your child the dedicated time and one-to-one attention they need to meet their goals – whether it’s improving a grade, boosting their confidence or learning new skills.

At Tutorful, all our tutors are handpicked, with DBS checks and experience in tutoring or teaching. So, you know your child is getting the dedicated support they deserve, from a professional who knows what they’re doing.

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Why is it important to get a tutor?

As a parent, you want to help your child reach their full potential. But you might not have the time, resources or knowledge to provide hands-on support. And sometimes, getting an outside perspective can make a world of difference.

Tutors are professionals who have the tools, knowledge and experience needed to help improve your child’s confidence and guide them towards academic success.

What is the purpose of tutoring?

The purpose of tutoring can vary from child to child. However, the aim is usually to help unleash your child’s full potential with one-to-one support.

Why get a tutor for your child?

There are lots of different reasons why you might get a tutor for your child. Here are just a few:

  • Your child is struggling with a subject and you’re not sure how to help

  • You want to help your child improve their grades

  • Your child is having difficulty with coursework or homework

  • Your child is anxious or underconfident 

My child has Special Educational Needs (SEN), can an online tutor help?

For students with SEN, tutoring can be incredibly helpful.

 A specially trained tutor can provide a custom learning plan for your child that suits their unique requirements. This will boost their confidence and help them reach their full potential. 

Head over to our dedicated guide to learn how much a specialist SEN tutor costs.

What is the main goal of a tutor?

A tutor’s job is to help your child to reach their goals. That might mean helping them to achieve academic success, getting them the grades they need to continue their education, teaching them a new subject or even boosting their confidence.

What is the objective of online tutoring?

The main objective and benefit of online tutoring is to help students deeply understand the subject they are learning. It prepares them for upcoming class materials, as well as covering past areas they struggled with.

In this way, tutoring can help children to improve their confidence and increase their understanding. This in turn can lead to improved academic performance.

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Imogen Beech

Imogen Beech

1st May 2024