Are you seizing the benefits of at-home tutoring?
Having a tutor at home provides many benefits, and it’s up to the students and their parents seizing them every day. But how can you seize the benefits if you’re not even sure what’s so special about receiving academic tutoring in the comfort of your home?
We’ve put together a list of 7 benefits of at-home academic tutoring and how to seize each and every one of them. Are you ready?
7 benefits of academic tutoring and how to make the most of them.
* Personalized attention and care for specific needs.
There’s no doubt, we understand things a lot better when they are explained in one-on-one basis to us, maybe because the explanation is directly specifically to us and tailored to match our ways of understanding things.
In order to make the most out of the personalized attention your tutor provides, try explaining to them what are the most difficult things for you and what specific challenges are you trying to conquer. That way they can focus in your most pressing issues to help you improve faster, whilst still keeping up with the rest of the work so your performance level stays up.
* More stimulation = More motivation.
Having someone constantly stimulating your brain and challenging your knowledge is a good way to keep you motivated. Also, good private tutors work hard finding new resources and tools that help keep their students motivated to go above and beyond when it comes to deliver high-quality school work.
Ask your tutor to challenge you and try to stay motivated by motivating them. Share your interests with them so they can find a way to integrate what you like into your lessons, making your learning process a lot smoother
* Detailed feedback & guidance.
Since your tutor’s time with you is only to attend to your specific needs, they can spend more time with you and your work to make sure everything is correct. If it’s not, they can review it bit by bit to provide you with detailed feedback on what went wrong and how you can fix it.
Seize the time you have with your tutor. Show them your work, make a list of your doubts and ask them to clarify them one by one. If you’ve made a mistake ask for guidance and the right solution in detail. Most of all try to find out precisely where the error is and how not to make it again.
* New perspectives.
We all understand things differently, and we all explain them in different ways too. A tutor can offer you a different perspective on a specific topic and offer an explanation in different words or format that can help you comprehend a topic in a new and different way.
Explain to your tutor what you’ve seen in class or read on your own and ask them to break it down for you. You will find that is easier to understand things and build your own opinion when you have more facts to take into account.
* More tools.
Tutors usually have more tools than school teachers but more importantly, they have tools or can come up with tools that adapt to your needs.
If you like to learn with music, or if you’re very into tech, there are many tools that you can use to work with your tutor you won’t be able to use at school. Explain which tools make things easier for you and ask your tutor to integrate them into your lessons to make your learning process more efficient.
* Learning in a safe environment.
Some children don’t feel safe at school and this can take a toll on their learning process. Studying at home with a tutor and parental supervision is not only safer but it also makes children feel more comfortable and relaxed, which allows them to focus on their lessons, without fearing external threats.
Make sure all the things that could make you feel threatened or uncomfortable don’t get in the way of your education. Talk to your tutor and your parents, so you can come up with a plan together.
One of the most notable and obvious benefits of at-home tutoring and education is flexibility. A tutor can adapt to your schedule and your spaces.
Plan ahead and make sure you receive our lessons at the time when you’re most productive in a place that makes you feel comfortable enough to enjoy your class.