14th November, 2019

Why is Tutoring Beneficial?

By Hannah C

With large class sizes and increased exam pressure, many parents are looking at the option of private tuition and considering how it will help their child. Whether you’re looking to support your child in a subject they’re struggling with, or to fulfil their potential by reaching the best possible grade, there are a wide range of benefits in hiring a private tutor.

Take a look at some of the key benefits that students and parents can see when working with a 1-to-1 tutor with Tutorful. No matter your reason for hiring a tutor, you’re sure to see a difference in the way your child learns and a positive attitude towards education.

Tutorful are recognised by Mumsnet as one of their top picks for Online Learning Resources for all subjects! We are proud to be a Mumsnet Rated Winner and have helped parents across the UK find the perfect tutor for their child.

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Are you still on the fence about how tutoring will benefit your child? Let’s dive in...

Boosting confidence

If your child is struggling at school then their self-esteem can plummet and their confidence can be shaken. By not understanding the work, and having no-one to confide in, they can quickly become frustrated, embarrassed and left feeling that they aren’t good enough.

But with the right support, they can find ways to boost their confidence and persevere through a difficult topic. Working with a 1-to-1 tutor means your child can highlight the areas they struggle with and talk through their problems in a more private setting.

Once your child starts to catch up with their work, you’ll see their self-esteem rise again, and a determination to do well will carry them through exams and beyond.

Getting the attention they need

In many classrooms, students will be battling for the time and attention of their teacher. When there are 30+ pupils there just is not enough time to give each one the focus and assistance they need. Children that struggle with certain areas often don’t get as much attention, and can easily fall behind.

With a private tutor, your child is the priority. As the entire lesson is focused on the needs and understanding of your child, you can be sure that the tutor is listening to their concerns, answering their questions, and concentrating on how to help your child achieve their learning goals.

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Methods and timing to suit them

Not everybody learns well in a classroom environment. If your child gets easily distracted, wants to work at a faster or slower pace than the rest of the class, or reacts better to a different method or atmosphere, then working with a private tutor might be better for them.

1-to-1 tuition means the session can become whatever suits your child. They can learn somewhere that is more comfortable for them like the living room or kitchen, they can spend much longer on a topic that they’re struggling with, or tackle a question by acting it out, or applying it to their favourite TV show.

These are just a few examples of how a tutor can create a specialised and bespoke session that fits the needs of your child.

You can decide whether your child is best suited to in-person tutoring or would prefer to online tutoring. With online tuition becoming increasingly popular with the tech-savvy younger generation, children are more becoming adept at using online tools to supplement their learning. Online learning is both time and cost-efficient, and gives your child access to the best tutors across the UK. So it's worth starting to consider what sort of tuition is best for your child.

Skills and knowledge beyond academia

Academia is only one part of your life. There are skills and knowledge that go way beyond the subjects you study at school, and private tutoring is a way to start learning these as soon as possible.

Hiring a tutor for a topic that is less academic can lead to developing abilities and talents that can help your child in later life, as well as during their school years. Consider hiring a tutor for an artistic or creative discipline like art, singing, or playing a musical instrument. These will build your child’s confidence in the same way an academic subject can.

Other areas of study can also benefit your child throughout their life in addition to giving them an advantage at school. Studying things like how to speak another language or how to code for computer programming can put your child ahead of others when it comes to applying for university or jobs.

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Check out what other parents have to say about hiring a tutor with Tutorful.

“My 13 year old daughter has had her first session with Jack and he was absolutely brilliant. She came away from her online tutorial feeling much more confident. She is already looking forward to her next session. It's clear that Jack has a passion for Maths and Physics and I can already see how that is going to help my daughter.”

Jo - November 2019

“This is an excellent way to boost your child’s education & confidence, my son who is year 13 had terrific lessons with his tutor who is a wonderful man and opened [my son’s] eyes to a lot of possibilities of what he can achieve. I would really recommend him and the app. 5 Stars”

Caroline - October 2019

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