Before deciding to begin a tutoring program, there are many things that should be considered. First, let’s look at the signs that your child may benefit from tutoring.
Decrease in Grades
If your child normally does very well in math class, but is suddenly bringing home Ds and Cs, you may want to consider tutoring. If your child struggled the previous year, this may be an early sign that tutoring should be investigated.
Difficulty with Homework
Although it may seem like simple laziness or stubbornness, there may be something else lurking behind your child’s refusal to complete homework assignments. If your child is struggling but unwilling to admit it, you need to have a conversation about what exactly is going on. Tutors can help provide more structure to completing homework, but they aren’t necessarily the end-all-be-all cure to laziness.
Disinterest in School
If your student doesn’t show an interest in school subjects that used to be interesting, it may indicate that there are underlying issues. Talk to your student; it may simply be that your child has found new interests, or it could be a greater underlying issue.
Desire to do Better
If your child claims to want to do better in school, and starts putting forth the work independently, your child could greatly benefit from a tutor. Together, your child and the tutor can work to accomplish his or her goals. The tutor provides the support your child may need.
Tomorrow, we’ll be looking at the things you should consider when you are looking for a tutor. Remember, Tutor Doctor WNY would love to help you as you work towards your educational goals. You can call us for a free educational consultation any time!