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All students can benefit from tutoring sessions. Even students that are highly capable and excelling in their subjects at school can benefit from having a tutor. A private tutor can make a life-changing difference, however, especially for kids that are struggling in school and lack the confidence they need to thrive in a school setting.
Is your child afraid to ask questions in the classroom? Is your child worried about what other kids will think if he or she answers a question incorrectly? Or perhaps, your child has a naturally introverted personality and it takes a little bit longer to build up confidence to really express their feelings or concerns at school. All of these things can be helped by a tutor. Personal tutoring is considered a very effective training tool and helps gives children the tools they need to be confident, successful, and motivated teenagers and adults. If private tutoring is started early on in their educational career, children are more likely to set goals and meet them. They will also be given the self-assurance to go above and beyond when they begin setting career goals, sports goals, or even just goals to get good grades.
So how can tutoring boost confidence in your child?
A tutor’s positive reinforcement and continual encouragement helps children to build self-esteem. While parental encouragement and support goes hand in hand with this, many times having a tutor or coach outside of the family or classroom is key to pushing a child out of their comfort zone and into a new environment that forces them to learn in new ways.
Tutoring not only helps students that are struggling in a specific area, but it can also provide children the foundation to build valuable study habits and critical thinking skills that they will take into their continuing years of education, whether it be high school, college, or beyond. With one on one support, your child is given new opportunities for success for years beyond and this is a priceless confidence booster.
Tutoring in a one on one setting takes away the fear of the classroom crowd or the fear that their teacher will laugh at them. This is a personalized session that other children won’t interrupt and this will most likely give you child more freedom to ask questions. It will additionally give the tutor the opportunity to really cut to the chase and find out the root problem as to why the child is struggling in a certain subject area.
When your child begins to see their grades improving on tests and on their homework scores, this will be a natural boost of confidence. They will feel like they have achieved something and that they are truly learning the concepts that are being taught. The result of having higher grades is one that they will take pride in. When they look back on their report card years later and see those great grades, they will remember that feeling of pride and the ownership that they took in their own education.
Knowledge and education are the foundation of life and when students understand the value of this, they will want to do their best in school. Tutoring really can bring about a new sense of self-esteem for a student that is struggling in school. And with that new found self-confidence comes the passion and determination that they need to be an example to their peers and in turn, the next generation.