Many students struggle at school when they can’t grasp basic concepts in certain subjects. They become lost in the fast paced atmosphere of modern education. In a classroom setting, many students are afraid to ask questions, nor do they engage in class conversation for the fear of feeling stupid or being laughed at by their peers. As their grades begin to slip, they lose self-confidence and motivation. School becomes a drudge and homework becomes a huge challenge. They are embarrassed to tell their parents that they don’t understand the work, for fear of being poorly judged and letting them down.
When a struggling student is matched up with a compatible, passionate tutor for one-on-one tutoring, he or she begins to see a light at the end of the tunnel, and his or her confidence starts to soar. The student is able to open up to the tutor, asking as many questions as needed without feeling awkward. The perfect tutor brings out the best in a student, while developing a study plan to strengthen the student’s weaknesses. When the student is having trouble understanding something, the tutor can spend more time explaining the concept in a way that the student understands. The perfect tutor is able to determine a student’s learning style and tailors the lessons accordingly.
Many studies have proven that tutoring does improve student grades and standardized test scores.
The right tutor is able to build a rapport with the student by taking an interest in his or her life and problems. The tutor finds the student’s areas of interest and can work on developing material that draws from these interests. The tutor makes the problem subject enjoyable and praises the student’s performance. In this way, motivation is injected into the student and self-confidence is born.