Children learn in different circumstances. They may thrive in the traditional classroom. They learn when they are having a chat with their parents or reading books of their own choice. Children learn, period. They soak up new information and use it, whether they are conscious of learning it or not. Thus, we are now offering one-to-one online tutoring. We believe this way of learning is efficient, highly beneficial to the student, and better prepares your student for a future of learning. Keep reading to find out how one-to-one tutoring can help your child learn well.
Personalizes the Material to the Student’s Learning Style
When your child is the only student, the tutor learns how to teach your child most effectively. There are different ways to teach and different ways to learn, and usually everyone experiences each way at some point. Most students have a learning style that makes understanding the lesson easier for him or her. The seven different learning styles are:
If you already know your child is a very visual learner, let the tutor know so he or she can prepare lessons that include diagrams, charts, and colors. A logical learner may benefit from a detailed syllabus of what is going to happen during the online lessons. However, an auditory learner may need to talk more during the lessons to keep herself engaged.
Learn Under Flexible Conditions
One of the biggest benefits of tutoring is how flexible it is on different levels. First, your child can learn at home in a comfortable, safe atmosphere. There’s less pressure, which may be all he or she needs to open up with the tutor. Also, the tutor can teach one-to-one differently than in the classroom. If your child struggles with a certain point, the tutor can patiently go over that point using different explanations until it is understood. In fact, progress goes at the speed of your child’s learning.
One-to-One Tutoring Promotes Success
This type of individualized tutoring promotes success. Instead of giving a test, and then moving on to something even more difficult, the tutor can ensure your child understands the concepts before moving forward. This gives your child confidence. When he is mastering the subject matter, he feels better equipped to keep learning. Success is the goal, and one-to-one tutoring helps your child achieve success. Thus, he can be more confident in the classroom and everywhere else.
Allows for Deep Dives Into the Material
When a student is excited about a certain subject, it’s a shame to keep her from delving deeper. One-to-one tutoring allows for that type of guided deep dive into certain topics. The tutor can give the student personalized book recommendations, extra credit assignments, or share little anecdotes that add to the learning. Tutoring encourages engagement with the material, and allows for running down a rabbit trail to discover something new.
One-to-One Tutoring Produces Better Feedback
As a parent, you want to know what your child is learning and how he or she is responding to the teaching methods. Additionally, you want regular progress reports. One-to-one tutoring makes progress reports much easier. You can talk to the tutor, discuss the challenges and successes of the learning, and gain deeper insight into your child’s knowledge and ability. This works both ways, of course. As your child’s parent, you understand certain things about your child that the tutor doesn’t know. You can help the tutor understand what makes your child excited or exhausted, which could be very valuable information for future lessons. Working together as a team, you, your child, and the tutor, can forge new pathways into higher learning.
Does this sound like something your child could benefit from? Please contact us to learn more about our one-to-one online tutoring program.