Five Reasons to Choose Private Tutoring
Nowadays, more students than ever are seeking private tutors to assist them with their learning. Below are some of the top 5 reasons to choose private tutoring and the benefits that come with having a private tutor.
Solving Specific Problems: A private tutor enables you to address very specific areas within your course that you may be finding difficult, much quicker than you would be able to within a classroom/group/lecture or tutorial situation. Private tutoring is much more focused on the individual and the tutor can adapt the sessions to tailor them to the individual’s needs.
Many students often just require certain areas within the course to be addressed, for example, Mole Calculations within Higher Chemistry course. However, other students find that there are many different areas that require attention. In this case, a plan must be put in place to ensure that all the topics are covered within the correct time frame leading up to the exam/assessment date.
Increased confidence: Confidence is very important for people of all ages and abilities, as it enables you to progress much further and achieve goals that you thought were never possible. More and more students are feeling less confident within schools/universities/colleges, which is having a detrimental effect to their studies and performance in classroom settings.
Students are also not fully committed to asking questions in front of their peers, from being afraid of looking ‘stupid’ or less intelligent, but in actual fact, it is so important to ask questions as this is fundamentally how people develop and learn. Private tutors give students the opportunity to ask any questions they wish and therefore, are able to grow immensely in confidence.
Improve grades and learning a new skill: Improving grades and learning a new subject is ultimately why students seek a private tutor. Private tuition has a significant impact on student’s grades and increases the student’s chances of gaining a top grade within their subjects. Tutors can explain the most difficult questions within the subject on a one to one basis and allow the student to ask questions, which helps them grasp the difficult concepts on the subject.
Flexible working environment: Private tutoring allows the student and tutor to conduct the tutoring sessions in an environment that suits them both. The learning environment for a student is very important and tutors that are extremely passionate about the subject they are tutoring should provide a positive and relaxed learning environment. There must be minimal distractions for the student during tutoring sessions and for obvious reasons, technology devices during the sessions should not be allowed.
Promotes responsibility and continuous feedback: Once students start private tuition, they will see improvements very quickly and in turn, start to realise their full potential. Tutors should give students the responsibility to ensure they are working towards short and long-term goals. This will help the student take complete ownership of their work, which again will help towards meeting their targets. Tutors will often set additional work for students to do to help consolidate the work covered within the tutoring sessions. This again, encourages responsibility from the student by ensuring that they complete the work and highlight any areas they were uncertain of.
Giving students constructive and continuous feedback helps them to understand the areas they are improving on and the areas that still require work and attention. Some students prefer to have continuous feedback to ensure they are progressing and working towards passing their assessment/exams.
The points listed above are only a few of the benefits private tutoring can have on a student, there are many others. Central Tutors believe that everyone has the ability to do well provided they have an excellent teacher/tutor. What ever your reason is to seek extra help with your educational journey, Central Tutors can help you achieve your goals.