The purpose of private tuition is to give your child 1:1 support in their learning. This could be to fill in any gaps, provide them with more challenging material, or prepare them for important exams like the 11 plus or SATs.
Private tuition’s tailored approach is effective because the tutor can target specific areas based on your child’s needs – but that’s not all that tuition can do. Here are five unexpected benefits that your child may gain from private tutoring.
1 in 6 children will experience mental health struggles throughout their childhood. Anxiety is particularly common, and the NHS has identified school and exam-related stress as a major contributor to anxiety in children. While some exam stress is inevitable, a private tutor can help to alleviate some of the feelings of anxiety that your child may be having around school and their exams. A good tutor will build a supportive relationship with their students and help to embed study skills that can empower children to confidently manage increasing educational demands.
Online tuition is on the rise, and with so many benefits, it’s no wonder more parents are considering this option. With online tutoring, you are more likely to find the ideal tutor for your child, because there are so many more options to choose from. You’ll also have more convenience in terms of when and where your lessons take place. Going to stay with grandma, but don’t want to disrupt your child’s learning? Take your laptop with you and learn from her living room!
Convenience is not the only benefit of online learning for your child. When meeting with a tutor through an online platform, your child will become more confident with the skills needed for this type of interactive learning. With 73% of UK businesses agreeing that video conferencing tools will continue to be essential for business operations in the future, your child can get ahead by mastering these tools now.
With tuition, your child will work closely with someone outside of their family. This means they will have to explain their ideas to someone who is not used to their typical ways of communicating. A good tutor will guide a student to be able to communicate clearly and effectively to get their answers across. Additionally, the tutor will model effective communication through their regular lessons. Interacting with an experienced tutor in this way will help your child develop the effective communication skills they need to be successful.
A private tutor will help to fill in any gaps in your child’s learning, so they feel a sense of accomplishment and mastery over a topic. This helps to build your child’s confidence, so they feel more comfortable in the classroom. A good tutor will encourage your child to develop a growth mindset, giving them the confidence to try new topics and instilling independent learning skills that will benefit them for life.
Children are highly influenced by everything around them. They look to their friends to give them an idea of how they should act and who they should become. With increased access to the internet, the list of potential influences on your child is endless. With a private tutor, you can help to introduce a positive role model for your child. Tutors are often university students or recent graduates, who will act as someone to look up to for your child. They are supportive and successful young people, who will inspire your child and help them to focus on their goals and have something to aim for.
While hiring a tutor can help to reduce stress and improve confidence, it is important to choose the right tutor for your child and monitor how the tutor interacts with your child. A good tutor will use positive reinforcement to motivate your child, and will know when to slow down if your child is feeling overwhelmed. If your tutor is not aware of these best practices, this could be harmful to your child’s mental health. Make sure you check a tutor’s credentials before you hire them, and monitor their progress and interactions with your child.
You may want to consider finding a tutor through a reputable tuition company. Tuition companies will check tutors’ credentials for you, and will match you with a tutor that is a good fit for your child’s learning needs.
At Atom, we have a hassle-free service to help you find a tutor. Our team of dedicated client managers will talk to you about your child and their needs, matching you with the perfect tutor to help your child achieve their full potential and boost confidence for their education and beyond.
One-to-one private tuition with Atom is available for Key Stage 2 core subjects (English, maths and science) and preparation for selective secondary schools. You’ll get:
A uniquely personalised and data-driven tutoring service
A carefully-selected tutor who has undergone enhanced DBS checks and has a proven track record for success
Weekly reporting and termly assessments, with 24/7 access to your child’s progress data
Discounted access to our award-winning online platform Atom Nucleus for continuous learning between sessions
100% satisfaction guaranteed; if you feel that your introductory lesson isn’t a positive experience, we’ll give you a free replacement with another tutor or a full refund
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