In a chaotic classroom filled with 25 plus students, it’s easy to see why teachers can’t devote all their attention to one student. Between dealing with a rebellious student and the distractions of an interactive learning environment, students fall through the cracks. These cracks start to show in their learning sometimes through a lack of comprehension, falling behind in a subject or just not applying themselves enough to focus. But that’s one thing tutoring can help to mend by open one-on-one communication and teaching.
I’m sure most parents can relate to the difficulties of dividing their attention. So, on an everyday basis, we can see why some students don’t receive the attention that they need or deserve from teachers. Yet with a tutor dedicated to one student for one hour or more, that student can make up for the lost attention in the classroom. The tutor can attend to the student’s needs without the distractions of other questions and determine the strengths and weaknesses of that student.
With little focus and attention, student’s confidence can unfortunately, be knocked down a few pegs. Scared to participate or maybe not acknowledged when they try to, students lose the drive to push through the difficult topics or the worksheets they don’t understand. Having a guiding hand each week focus on certain topics and content that don’t make a lot of sense, will get those levels back up.
In one-on-one tuition, students have no other students or classroom distractions to take away from their learning. This means that students develop a sense of responsibility within their learning. In discussion with their tutor, it’s outlined what needs to be focused on during the week. In taking this on board, it is then up to the student to take it upon themselves and implement this within their learning.
This newfound responsibility can also translate into a new set of skills attained through tuition. In prioritising specific work and tasks, students can see for themselves how to properly organise their days and studying sessions to accommodate all that must be done. Problem-solving and critical thinking skills are also just some of the benefits recognised from a student-tutor relationship.
A major drawcard to one-on-one tuition is the consistent communication and feedback between all involved. In the session, the student can communicate freely and without judgment the concerns or struggles they might be experiencing with a certain subject. Tutors can take it on board and adjust the lesson accordingly or approach a certain topic in a more engaging, creative way that might spark focus. This then flows outside the session, to the conversation between parent and tutor. Discussing what worked what possibly didn’t work, things to improve on next time and maybe even what can be done at home in the meantime.
Having a dedicated and personal guide that wants to see their students achieve and enjoy the learning experience is something paramount to one-on-one tuition. With the listed benefits you’d be crazy not to look into it!