Road to Success: 12 Ways Tutoring Can Benefit Students

Being a responsible parent is supporting your child’s educational journey. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to ensure this, especially if both parental figures are always busy. 

For this reason, several parents are investing in tutoring. It helps students better understand their course material by focusing on topics they’re struggling with and staying on track after class hours. Parents may also invest in tutoring if they find that their children respond better to a tutor than trying to study alone. 

This article will enumerate 12 ways tutoring can benefit students’ lifelong development. 

  1. Ensure Total Attention

A reputable tutor will first determine how your child absorbs information and can adjust their teaching methods accordingly. They’ll be your kid’s private educator. 

  1. Prepare Your Child for College

Letting your child attend university allows them to learn the skills to help them succeed, such as effective time management and increasing their knowledge base. You can ensure these by investing in tutoring. This valuable asset can help them understand and remember the topics they’re studying.  

  1. Create a Unique Learning Experience

When you invest in tutoring, your child can benefit from personalized lessons and activities tailored to their needs. It gives them a unique learning opportunity they won’t get in a traditional classroom. 

  1. Improve Their Academic Performance

No parent would want to hear that their child is performing poorly on their student report card. Fortunately, you can prevent this stressful event by getting help from a tutor. Your child will better understand the subject material with the tutor’s extra guidance and assistance, increasing their chances of achieving better grades when taking tests. 

  1. Ensure a More Positive Work Space

Tutoring allows for a more focused learning experience, with fewer students and fewer distractions, so your child can better understand the learning material. 

  1. Boost Their Self-Esteem

Tutoring lets your child access the necessary tools to succeed in school and boost their self-esteem. They’ll get the needed support and guidance to help them become more confident in their academic abilities and develop a more positive attitude toward learning. 

  1. Improve Attitude Toward School and Learning

A positive outlook toward school and learning helps your children develop into successful, motivated, and responsible individuals. When you enroll them in tutoring sessions, your child will be excited to learn and grow with the tutor’s positive reinforcement and enthusiasm. That way, they can overcome all obstacles they’ll encounter while learning. 

  1. Encourage Self-Directed Learning and Teach Responsibility

Tutoring can help your child learn to take charge of their school work, understand how to regulate their learning pace, and gain a sense of accomplishment. They’ll also help them become more self-reliant and be more able to work alone without relying too much on you for assistance. 

  1. Improve Work and Study Habits

Healthy work and study habits are essential for your children to succeed, even after they graduate from university. When you provide your child with tutoring, you’re letting them develop long-term strategies for success. These techniques will help them in their academic pursuits and beyond, equipping them with the skills to reach their fullest potential.

  1. Help Them Overcome Learning Obstacles

A tutor can help your child overcome writing, maths, language, or reading difficulties. 

  1. Improve Social and Behavioural Skills

Tutoring services can help improve your child’s communication skills, build healthy relationships with others, and make positive behavioural changes. 

  1. Encourage Them to Ask Questions

Tutoring can create a safe learning environment for your child, encouraging them to feel more confident about asking and answering questions without worrying about the reaction of their peers.

Building a Brighter Future

Education is crucial to ensure your child’s success in later life. Investing in high-quality tutoring services can help them develop good study and work habits and increase their chances of creating a brighter future for themselves. 

Prep Academy Tutors offers personalized in-home and online tutoring across North America to improve your child’s academic performance. Find your local tutor today, and let’s make report card day a breeze!

Why Choose Tutoring?

If you are concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on your child’s education (or the education of a child you care about), here is some information designed to help you grasp the depth of the national education challenge we are facing — and what you can do about it.

In September 2022, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released its first national report card since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results were a fire alarm for parents and teachers alike — erasing nearly two decades of academic progress.

Percentage of U.S. students scoring below NAEP “basic” levels

2019 2022
Grade 4 Math 19% 25%
Grade 4 Reading 34% 37%
Grade 8 Math 31% 38%
Grade 8 Reading 27% 30%

 

For a complete list of student performance by state, click here.

Although Colorado was 22 out of 50 in combined test scores for fourth and eighth graders in math and reading, the performance of both fourth and eighth grade students in Colorado decreased significantly after the pandemic.

Percentage Colorado students scoring below NAEP “Basic” levels

Grade 4 Math 36%
Grade 4 Reading 38%
Grade 8 Math 28%
Grade 8 Reading 34%

 

These numbers quantify what parents and educators in Colorado already knew: After two years of school lockdowns and online learning, our children are less proficient in math and reading and less prepared for the educational journey ahead.

Fortunately, there’s a proven solution to this problem: tutoring.

According to an article in AERA Open (the Journal of the American Educational Research Association), tutoring’s impact on student achievement in both reading and math is greater than:

  • Smaller class sizes (lower student/teacher ratios)
  • Extended school days
  • Extended school years
  • Vacation academies
  • Summer school

According to the above-mentioned AERA Open article, “Several reviews find that tutoring benefits students at all levels of prior performance … with some evidence of larger effects among lower performing students.”

In other words, tutoring is the most efficient and effective way to help your child (or a child you care about) bridge the pandemic-induced education gap.

For more information about the tutoring programs at Prep Academy Tutors, call us at 720-902-5585, email us at boulder@prepacademytutors.com, or visit our website.