Sometimes, a little extra assistance is all it takes to help a student succeed in the classroom. Since every child has a unique way of learning, not all students excel in a group education environment. Thus, many parents are opting for one-on-one tutoring sessions to improve their child’s performance in a charter school.
Listed below are 5 factors that can help determine if your child would benefit from a tutor.
1). Grades are slipping
If your child’s grades fall or are below average, this is a warning sign that they need some additional help. Underperforming in class does not necessarily mean that your child is a poor student. It could mean your son or daughter is not fully understanding the lessons being taught. Ask your child’s teacher if they have noticed a difference in your child’s academic performance. Be proactive with the information you receive. Sometimes, progress made in one subject can lead to an overall improvement in grades. By working with a tutor to conquer the problem subject, your child could increase this or her ability to understand and work through problems on their own.
2). Procrastinates often
When your child resists doing their homework every night, or waits until 9 p.m. the night before a due date to start, this could be a sign that they don’t understand the assignment. A tutor will help explain assignments to your child and work through the problems in a private setting, so your child does not feel embarrassed when asking questions. Hiring a tutor can also help your son or daughter improve study habits, cultivate self-motivation and keep up with upcoming tests and homework assignments.
3). Negative outlook on school
Often times children who have a hard time in the classroom do not enjoy going to school. They tend to be in constant despair and fear they will never do well on tests no matter how hard they try. This can be discouraging for children; therefore, it can affect their motivation to learn.
4). Poor behavior
Acting out, disobeying the teacher or throwing a fit could stem from the frustration a child feels when he or she isn’t progressing as well as other students their age. Feelings of inadequacy can lower a child’s self-esteem and confidence. A tutor may be the solution to boosting your child’s mood and helping them become productively involved in the classroom.
5). Learning disabilities
Disabilities such as dyslexia, ADHD and visual processing problems could hinder a child’s ability to learn properly. If your child has a learning disability, he or she may not learn well in a classroom environment. With special care from a tutor trained to work with students with learning disabilities, a child may overcome the obstacles that burden them on a regular basis.
At AmeriSchools, your child’s education is our top priority. We strive to give each student the special attention they need and deserve in every classroom. If you have any questions about your child’s performance in school, or think your child may need tutoring, contact us today.