Tutoring is a topic that regularly scrolls through parental heads. The higher the class, the more often we decide to use the services of a tutor.
Is it worth it? Or can they be replaced?
When parents decide to hire home tutors for A’levels
From my observations, most parents send their children to additional lessons to level the level of knowledge when the child’s performance drops significantly. Especially if we ourselves do not know how to help the child, or we do not have knowledge in a given area. After all, it is natural that we do not remember many regularities in physics if it is not a field that we deal with every day.
Usually, when deciding on tutoring, we are guided by the good intention of supporting the child in learning. But is it really a good solution?
If your child already has a lot of backlog in a given subject and it stops him from further learning, he can really use the support of a person who will help make up for the gaps and level the level of knowledge so that the child can continue learning together with the class.
It is important to sense the moment when the student is able to function again without the support of the tutor. Otherwise, it may turn out that the child gets used to the fact that someone explains new topics to him after the lesson, so he does not engage in understanding them during classes at school. In this way, which in the long run is disastrous? In addition, she does not use her natural potential, which over time may lead her to the conclusion that she cannot act effectively without the help of someone from the outside. It won’t be good for her in the long run either.
Therefore, it is worth agreeing with the tutor the scope of his activities and preparing the child for independent action at the right moment.
Homework and ongoing study
It also happens that the tutor is to help our child with homework and preparation for the upcoming test. Personally, I don’t think it’s the best idea because it has the wrong premise behind it. Such support shows the child that we do not believe in his own abilities, and we or other adults (in this case, the tutor) are responsible for their learning and correct performance of tasks.
Why doesn’t it make sense? Because such a strategy assumes that we go to school to demonstrate knowledge, not to acquire it. Similarly, we do not treat homework as an opportunity to practice new material, but only expect it to be solved correctly. Isn’t it the role of the teacher to check the homework with the children and identify any problems?
It often turns out that tutoring is treated as a way of controlling the child’s learning. Thanks to them, we parents can be sure that someone watches over our child’s progress and checks it regularly. Sometimes, when I talk to students, I hear that they are either at school, or have extracurricular activities, or are on tutoring. Each of these activities also brings some by the way, I don’t know why teachers believe that homework is proof and their honest work. It is possible that we parents wreaked this whip on us and our children. One thing is certain; a child who is overtired and overloaded with expectations has no chance to act effectively and efficiently. Rest and breaks play an important role in the learning process as the learning phase itself!
Let’s compare it to a gym. (Tutoring Lahore) If we decide to exercise under the supervision of a trainer, one of the first things we will determine is the frequency of training. There is no option to practice non-stop because such classes will not bring the expected results. The body needs time to regenerate in order to function effectively again. It’s the same with the human mind, exploited non-stop; it eventually loses its powers and stops absorbing information. Let’s take a look at the number of classes our children have and consider whether they really need more tutoring.
When tutoring still does not fulfill its function
In many cases, the decrease in the child’s results or the low effectiveness of acquiring knowledge is not at all caused by the lack of access to information, which needs to be filled with tutoring. Very often, the problem is the way of learning or poor organization of activities. In this case, tutoring that does not include showing the child self-study does not make sense. The problem will not be solved; rather it will be covered by the improvement in performance caused by regular action forced by weekly tutoring.
Tutoring simulates the organization of learning but does not replace it
Do you ever feel like you need to regularly remind your child to do homework or study? Does it happen that even if he sits down with a textbook in his hand, he does not pay attention to it, but does something completely different? You see that he doesn’t know where to start or how to act effectively?
These are usually the first symptoms of organization, which once creep into education, become difficult to annihilate.
Our children don’t like the ways of learning that school offers or the ways we show them. Slowly reading and memorizing subsequent dates, tributaries of the English words, and mathematical formulas also tired us terribly, didn’t it? And yet today we expect our children to prepare for the test with their nose in the book.
Learning doesn’t have to be boring. It should also not dominate children’s afternoons, but rather blend into the typical rhythm of our children’s day. It is possible to learn quickly, efficiently, cleverly, and effectively.
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