How Often Should A Student Be Tutored?


Parents always want what's best for their children. You do everything you can to make sure you're setting your child up for a great life. Hiring a tutor is a great way to ensure your kids are ready for an upcoming test, college admissions exam, or entrance tests for specialty programs. If you're considering hiring an online tutor for your child, you might be wondering how often they should work with your student. There is no one answer to this question and each student is different. Here are a few scenarios you'll want to consider when deciding how much tutoring your child should receive.

Scenario #1: Your child is failing one or more classes.

This has been a particularly difficult year for every child. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced children to take online classes, which most of them have never attempted before. The added stress of a global pandemic and a new way of life can make it a challenge for children to concentrate or learn new information. Your child might find himself or herself failing one or more classes at the end of this past school year. If that's the case, frequent tutoring would be appropriate. It can be challenging for students to bring their grades back up if they're already failing, and chances are that your kid has not retained any of the information taught over the last few months (maybe even the entire school year). It's time to bring in a math tutor to help your child learn the content that he or she has missed. This is extremely important for students in middle school and high school. Math becomes more challenging as students get older and if your child hasn't mastered geometry, it will be extremely difficult for them to succeed in higher-level classes. Frequent, targeted tutoring will give your child the skills and content they need to do well next school year.

Scenario #2: Your child is struggling with a certain concept.

Your child may have certain concepts and ideas that just don't click. They might still be doing well in school and receiver excellent grades, but if knowledge is missing, it's important to hire a tutor to help. There are plenty of reasons why your child might be struggling in school. A learning disability or difficulty focusing could make certain concepts more challenging to learn. Whether it's math, English, history, or science, hiring a tutor to help with this specific content will make a big difference. You could have a tutor work with your child for a few days a week— just until they nail the concept that's not clicking. With online tutoring, you have the flexibility to provide tutoring for your child anytime and in anyplace.

Scenario #3: Your child is preparing for college.

The transition from high school to college is difficult for many reasons. Your child will learn to live on their own, be in charge of their learning, manage their schedule, make their own food, and maintain new friendships. On top of all that, your son or daughter might also experience gaps in knowledge. Not every high schooler learns what they need to know to succeed in college. If you have an older child who's looking to attend university, hire a tutor to assess knowledge gaps. Weekly sessions with an experienced tutor help high school students learn what they need to know to succeed in college and prepare for college entrance exams. You might find that weekly sessions during your child's junior and senior year are extremely beneficial in preparing him or her for college.

Ultimately, you can never give your child too much of an advantage. A great tutor with years of experience will help them learn and succeed, and online tutoring makes sessions extremely accessible. Hiring a tutor can help your child to thrive and overcome any academic obstacles.

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