A Different Take on Tutoring

2018-05-10 16:40:39.0

If you are an ‘80s or ‘90s student, having a tutor maybe a taboo for you. But nowadays we often hear kids of our friends, nieces and nephews and maybe even your very own kids have tutor. How times have changed. Parents need help with the homework and exams of their kids. Especially now that the curriculum has changed, with the introduction of k-12, more subjects have been introduced. For example Singapore math and even Anatomy in grade school. If you are not a math wizard or a doctor you will be in trouble in trying to teach your kids.

Here are 5 advantages of having a Tutor

1) Keep the healthy relationship with your kids – If you try to teach your kids, you have high expectations since you will never accept that your kid with the same genes as you will have difficulty in dealing with school work. A psychiatrist once told me she opted to have a tutor for her daughter to keep the mother daughter relationship healthy.

2) Lessons suited for your kids – There are different types of learners, either you are Visual or Auditory. This means you learn faster if pictures are shown to you while the other is you learn better if you listen to the teacher. And the tutor can adapt to the pace of the student and can pay more attention on the subject matter that needs more attention.

3) More time and attention – Most of the tutor handles one on one or maximum of 4 in a group. That’s a far cry from classroom setup with 1 teacher is to 30-40 students. The tutor can target the student’s weak points as well as appreciate the student’s strengths.

4) Exams Ready and Help with homework – Tutors help prepare the student for the upcoming exams weeks before the actual test date. The advice and assistance that they can provide ranges from the making mock exams, to focusing weak points in the student’s knowledge.

5) More interesting materials and– School lessons are often rigid and just rely on the text books required. Tutors are more flexible with other books and learning materials that are new to the students.

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