For the most part, the act of hiring tutoring services is one in which your children can really benefit. As long as the credentials and manner of the tutor is correct, the experience can enhance a student’s grade in a course, or a number of courses by simply instilling confidence and acumen into the student.
A tutor is a person who is capable of coaching a student in a one-on-one relationship where the tutor is able to bring out the innate talents of the student as they relate to understanding a specific course of subject matter.
Foreign languages, mathematics, chemistry and physics are typically the courses that most often require a tutor simply due to their complexity as well as being disciplines that a child has yet to learn.
The discipline for learning Latin is much different than learning how to write a sentence. Math, languages, and many of the sciences require rote memorization in many cases, and much in the way of practice.
Learning math requires diligence in learning the methods of doing problems and coming up with the correct answers, and then proving that the answers are true.
A tutor must have the ability to be a great communicator to the point where the student will find the tutor not only helpful, but likable as well. Many students fail to catch on simply because they find that class at school is very dull, boring and so attention wanes and daydreaming sets in.
When tutoring, or mentoring takes place in a one-on-one setting, it is much easier for the student to pay attention, simply because there are fewer distractions, and the tutor won’t allow daydreaming.
Tutoring services can be had for a modest fee, but the results that come from having a tutor for a student who “just doesn’t get it” are priceless. Once the student catches on the the fundamental concept of a course, and he or she actually learns how to “decode” the process, everything else is downhill.
Once the student learns the process and the keys to the process, then the rest of the way is easy to the point of him or her actually knowing how the key works.
The core subjects of math, languages and the sciences are not wired much into the brains of a lot of secondary students. It is not that they are not smart, they have just not had the sequencing of events wired into their brains yet as to how they should go about solving more complex problems yet. Consequently they just give up, and shut down in that department.
Once a tutor can show them exactly how to decode the formula for “getting it” the student is off to the races and you had better get on the road and out of the way, for the student will be fit to be tied in this or her quest for “true knowledge.” the knowledge that comes about from self-discovery, and not the kind of learning that is random of simply comes out of a book.