Believe it or not, you shouldn’t only consider an online tutoring service if your child is struggling. You should actually look for an online tutor if your child is right at their grade level or even achieving results above the rest of the class.
The reasons for providing your child with online tutoring when they are struggling are much the same as when they are not. Here are some specific reasons to consider online tutoring with every child:
1. With classroom sizes on the rise, the teacher and possibly an aide have only so much time to give each student in a day. With the number of students per classroom rising as high as 30 students, your child can feel anonymous and lost in the shuffle. When you provide your child with online tutoring, they get more one-on-one, personalized attention than they could get in their classroom. Better understanding can come from this sort of tutoring experience.
2. When a child is gifted, they can easily become bored with the lessons in the classroom. However, socially, it may be inappropriate to advance your young child to the next grade level. This is where online tutoring comes into play. In addition to the regular classroom work, an online tutor can provide your gifted child with challenging assignments geared to keeping him or her on grade level, while also keeping them excited about their education.
3. Many parents just have difficulty helping their children with classroom work. All adults have not had training in teaching and may have not seen a particular subject in many years. This is especially true with more specialized, advanced subjects you will find in the high school level. Having online tutoring available for your child can get them the help or the advanced challenge they need without placing stress on the parent-child relationship. Kids are also more open to tutoring experiences on one of their favorite media – the computer!
4. Nowadays, tutoring can actually make your child feel special! Just like athletes get a “personal coach” and movie stars get a “personal trainer”, your child can have a “personal educator”. This can lead to a special feeling, which will in turn lead to higher achievement.
So, no matter what level your child is performing at, an online tutoring service may be a beneficial addition to your child’s education.