If you’ve ever had one-on-one tutoring, then you know that the results can be dramatically different from studying in a class. It’s not that the conventional method of teaching is inefficient, but the teacher’s attention is divided. No matter how good a teacher is, it’s just not humanly possible for them to give everyone individual attention.
Usually, a teacher will focus more on the kids who do well and the ones not doing well. So, the students who lie in the middle may not get the attention they need. As opposed to this, one-to-one tutoring has the following benefits:
All Questions Answered in One-on-One Tutoring
No matter how much a teacher might encourage students to ask questions, you can’t address each and every question that each student might have in a classroom. But when it comes to one-on-one tutoring, every question that a child might have about a certain topic, even the ones they might hesitate to ask in a classroom, will be answered.
There might be times when a child might think a certain question sounds stupid, so they may not ask it in front of other students. But a tutor will encourage this type of curiosity, and the more a child’s curiosity is satisfied, the better they will retain what they have learned.
Less Lecturing, More Interaction
Often, when a child is in a classroom, they have to listen to a teacher lecture first before they are encouraged to ask questions. And although lecturing is a good way to fit a lot of information into a class, it tends to get boring. Listening to a teacher talk at length about a certain topic, a child might find their attention wavering.
However, when the child is working one-on-one with a tutor, the tutor will be able to tell when the child’s attention is fluctuating. So, they stop to encourage the child to ask questions. Thus, getting them interested in the topic once again.
Getting the Pace Right
Different children learn at different paces; some learn faster while others learn slower. This is not a judgment on the way the child learns but simply an observation. After all, the children who learn slower may also retain material for longer or going more in-depth into the issue.
Either way, the tutor will be able to adjust the material to suit the child’s pace. There may be times when they need to speed up the child just to make sure that all the material gets covered before the end of the term. But as far as possible, they’ll try to work at the pace at which the child likes to work.
Adjusting the Method of Teaching
Some kids grasp theory quickly; others work better in a hands-on kind of way. For the former, the tutor can expand more on the theory behind the topic. For the latter, they can come up with some type of practical lesson.
Some children prefer visual learning. In this case, the tutor can use more visual aids to get them interested in the topic. For those who like stories and anecdotes, the tutor can weave the facts of the topic into a story. No matter how your child works best, a tutor can adjust their teaching style to help them learn.
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