If you’re considering hiring a Science tutor for your child, then chances are they’ve fallen behind in class.
They aren’t alone. Larger class sizes and decreasing resources are threatening the quality of teaching across the UK. The education system is stretched thin, and kids are falling through the gaps.
When it comes to a fairly complex subject like Science, falling behind can be disastrous.
That’s why a large number of parents are turning to private tutors for help. Private tutors offer a lot of benefits over the school classroom. We’ve listed some of them below.
Science is a broad subject, covering topics from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. That’s a lot of ground to cover. As a result, teachers often have to move quickly from topic to topic in order to cover the expansive syllabus.
This can often end up leaving your child struggling to keep up with the rest of the class. Different Science topics are linked together, so a lack of understanding in one area will affect others.
A private Science tutor will be able to focus on the specific areas where your child is struggling. If, for example, they haven’t quite grasped how ionic bonds work, their tutor can spend a full lesson focusing on that.
By focusing on the areas your child needs the most help in, your child’s tutor will help develop an overall understanding of Science.
Science is very heavy on theory, and there are a lot of different concepts that your child needs to get their head around.
This means that your child is likely to misunderstand some of the more complex ideas. These misunderstandings, if not quickly corrected, can affect your child’s grasp of other areas.
Teachers are often spread too thin to be on hand to correct misunderstandings as they happen. A Science tutor, however, will be able to notice any mistakes and correct them right away.
This ensures your child doesn’t stray down the wrong path, and they won’t have to spend time “unremembering” the things they learnt wrongly.
With complex subjects like Science, it’s important that your child receives detailed feedback on their answers. It’s not enough to simply say an answer is incorrect.
Unfortunately, a lot of teachers don’t have enough time to give thorough feedback to every pupil they teach.
A tutor, on the other hand, can dedicate more time to marking your child’s work and providing them with feedback. They can walk through your child’s answers, explaining where they went wrong, and how to fix it.
This will accelerate your child’s learning, and give them a full understanding of the scientific topics they cover.
Science is packed full of different topics and, let’s face it, some of them can be pretty dull. Remember having to learn the periodic table?
A dull topic, combined with distracting classmates and the feeling of being trapped in a classroom, often leads to one thing: A total lack of concentration!
Tutoring, however, is one-to-one. This presents less opportunity for your child’s focus to wane. They can’t talk to their friends, or stare absent-mindedly into the distance. They have to learn.
They’re also going to be in a comfortable environment, far less formal than the classroom, which will further help their focus. That improved focus will translate into better learning.
As we mentioned above, some aspects of science can be fairly boring. It’s not all explosions and space travel.
A subject like Science also becomes a chore if you don’t understand it properly. This becomes a vicious cycle. Your child doesn’t understand, so doesn’t pay attention, so doesn’t understand, and so on.
Often, your child needs a confidence boost, and a private tutor is able to provide that. As your child’s knowledge improves, they’ll see their marks and grades improving too.
Seeing this will massively impact their confidence in the subject, and they’ll realise that Science isn’t as boring as they thought. It might even become a full-fledged passion!
If your child is struggling with Science, a tutor can help get them back on track. The longer you leave it, the worse the problem is going to get.
Hiring a Science tutor probably isn’t as expensive as you might think. We’ve actually laid out the average costs here.
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