The benefits of one-to-one tuition. A guide for parents.

Last Updated: 02 Jun 24
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How will my child benefit from one-to-one tuition? Is it worth it? Read this parent guide to find out more.



The benefits of one-to-one tuition

1. The tutor can focus on the specific subjects and areas your child may struggle with. At school, a teacher can only give limited individual attention to each student, as there is limited classroom time available, and the teacher must meet the needs of the whole teaching group.

2. There are fewer distractions if your child is learning in a home setting, with little noise or distractions from classmates, which can often impact your child's concentration and performance.

3. A tutor can quickly gauge your child's current achievement, future potential and learning style and will be able to adapt their teaching to bring the greatest benefit.

4. If your child does not find academic challenges at school, a tutor can provide one. This can enthuse and invigorate learning and enjoyment of a particular subject, infecting other areas of school life.

5. A tutor can offer academic support to your child if they have missed out on some of their learning, whether through illness, absence, a lack of understanding at school ... or a lack of effort. A short, direct and intensive course of lessons can profoundly impact your child's performance and confidence.

6. A tutor can help develop your child's confidence in a subject. The more confident a child feels with their schoolwork, the more they can develop and progress their skills and knowledge.

7. A tutor can help your child develop the right exam technique to perform to their full potential in an exam situation. Often, children need a lot of practice doing trial exam papers with a tutor, helping them be precise and concise, spot the traps set, organise their timings, etc...

8. If your child is shy, they will often not ask questions in the classroom. In one-on-one teaching, your child will feel more able to ask questions when unsure of a concept.

9. If your child is struggling with homework from school, the tutor can provide support to help them with this. If your child is not receiving enough homework from school to consolidate their learning, the tutor can provide this.

10. Regular lessons with a tutor will help a disorganised child begin to focus on their work, with the responsibility of being ready for the next lesson. Once momentum builds, your child will feel less anxious and more enjoyable as they sense they are progressing.

If they wish, parents are encouraged to attend some of the tuition to watch the tutor at work and learn some of their strategies and skills. They can also use these to consolidate their child's learning when the tutor is absent.

With many years of experience teaching children one-to-one, we know children often make remarkable progress in only a few weeks. Ability, self-belief, confidence, enjoyment … all begin to take root and grow.

Teachers To Your Home provides qualified teachers who also offer their skills as high-quality home tutors across the UK: Bath, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, CardiffChelmsford, Chester, Coventry, Derby, Durham, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hull, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Sheffield, Solihull, Southampton, Swansea, Truro, Wakefield, Winchester, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York.

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