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The Benefits of One-on-One Tutoring

Private tutoring is increasingly becoming popular simply because it just works.  Whether for Math, French, English, Chemistry or general study skills, parents and students in Ottawa at all levels in the curriculum continuously look for ways to improve learning and boost grades. Having a private tutor come to the home and work one-on-one with a child not only accomplishes these things but also has a myriad of other benefits.  Let’s look at some of these benefits a bit closer.

  1. Personalized attention

In a typical classroom, the ratio of teacher to students is 1 to 30.  In that environment it is very difficult for one teacher to attend to the individual needs of each student.  By working one-on-one, a tutor coming to the home can assess the student’s strengths and identify the areas they are having difficulty in and come up with a solid plan of action to guide the student towards academic success.

2. Builds confidence

Subjects such as Math or English can be troublesome for some children and can lead to disinterest for the subject and even cause stress or anxiety.  The feeling of not understanding content, doing poorly on tests and exams can strongly affect a child’s confidence.  A private tutor can work with the child to identify the gaps in understanding, help fill them and restore their confidence in the subject and themselves.

3. Develops ownership of learning

By working closely with a tutor, a child’s comprehension of the subject matter and confidence will increase.  As they become aware of their own personal growth, they will naturally take responsibility of their school work and learning into their own hands. Our tutors teach skills as well as tricks and tips in Math that can allow students to

  1. Develop specific skill sets

Beyond the specific subject matter, whether it be Math, English or Biology, working with a tutor builds a number of other valuable skills that will benefit the child for years.  A tutor can help develop and strengthen study skills, time-management skills, communication and interpersonal skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and many more.

  1. Frequent feedback

In classroom, a student will not have a clear indication about how well they understand the content until they write a test or complete an assignment. By then the teacher may have moved on and it is too late to identify areas that need improvement. This is a very common concern for Math. With the help of a Math tutor, the child is able to gain an understanding of the material, apply it in context and receive immediate feedback to gauge how well they have learned the concepts. This approach gives the child an opportunity to revisit the material and deepen their understanding of it and then move forward.

While improving grades is definitely a key benefit, a child gains many advantages through one-on-one tutoring. The points listed above are just some benefits of tutoring that can help improve the academic success of a child and help them become effective learners.

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