When your child struggles in school, private tutoring is a great way to get him up to where he should be. The personal attention boosts confidence and without the distraction of other students, your child will be able to absorb much more information. You can provide tutoring yourself, or if you do not feel confident enough in your own abilities, tutors can be hired.
You can find qualified tutors in the phone book, on the internet or at local schools. Depending on the age of your child, a high school student can be an ideal, inexpensive tutor. Just ask the principal to recommend a suitable pupil or post your needs on the school's job board.
Students are always interested in earning a few bucks. If your child is older, your local college is a good place to find a tutor. We all know college students will do just about anything to supplement their incomes and reduce the amount of student loans they have to borrow.
Before you a hire student hold interviews with several potential tutors. Not every person is qualified to teach others. Some students are too immature to effectively deal with a small child or teenager. And remember, you get what you pay for.
A professional tutor is usually a retired teacher, or a student that has spent many years earning college money by teaching others. A professional will cost more, but comes with years of experience. There are also many tutors that have made this their career of choice. They are people with teaching degrees, but have decided on a tutoring career rather than a traditional teaching job. These are the people usually employed by child actors or rich families living in remote locations. Any students unable to attend a regular school might hire a full time private tutor.
In recent years many private tutoring schools have popped up. These schools do not offer a regular school curriculum; they specialize in offering one-on-one help for students. The hours are very flexible to meet your needs. There are a variety of courses available. You only enroll your child the specific area he is having difficulty.
For example, if your child is a whiz at math, but has trouble with sentence structure, you would only enroll him in a grammar program. Private tutoring schools offer after school and weekend classes, so you and your child can decide which times are best for you.
There are many benefits of private tutoring and many options for getting your child a suitable tutor.