There will be situations from time to time when your child might be having some difficulty with various courses in school. Many times it might be that the student and the teacher simply do not connect, so even after or before school sessions may not help.
There are tutoring services that are available online and in person, depending upon where you might live, that can be very successful in helping students “get over the hump” so to speak, in attaining an understanding of basic concepts or even more elaborately complicated precepts in a course of study.
Usually is the more complex and advanced courses such as mathematics, chemistry, physics and languages that give students the most difficulty. Some of the reason may also be that the skill sets that are required to learn these advanced courses is largely different than anything that the student has ever experienced before.
If a tutor can just get the student to understand that there may be a new way to learn about these courses, there can be dramatic change in the pace in which the student absorbs information from these subjects.
A tutor has to be able to understand where a student is coming from in order to be successful in helping that student. If the student is apt to be a daydreamer where he or she is constantly drifting off into another world of concentration, then that will have to be the initial focus. The student may not even be aware that this is occurring, and if the student can be brought to that point of realization that this is really the problem, then great strides can be made.
The lack of concentration syndrome is not an uncommon problem among adolescent teenagers in general, and once isolated and put to rest where the student recognized it, then a new world can open up for that student.
Much of the advanced work that a student will run into will require much in the way of repetitive problems that will need to be solved as homework in order to understand the body of work that makes up the subject.
The biggest problem with this method is that there is usually a beginning foundation of precepts that must be learned at the outset, and many students get lost at the beginning so they never catch up.
So with this issue isolated, a tutor simply goes back to the beginning and finds out where the student got lost, and begins to work on the resurrection of those principles. Once the student “learns to walk” with the basics, then more advanced topics can be introduced so the student can master the subject.
Most classroom settings are really not conducive for the learning of complex material, as there is always something going on besides the class. People are visiting while the teacher is explaining the class, stuff is going on outside of the class and so forth, so for the marginal student who will have a tough time getting the material in the first place, suffers. The tutor can revisit those points in the class, and victory will occur.