Sunday, November 11, 2012

Is Home Tuition Only for Poor Students?

Tutoring (Photo credit: QuietDangst)
by Danny Zhang

Many parents have the idea that home tuition is only for poor students who are slow in learning. As a result of this stigma, many parents only resort to home tuition when all other options fail.

Typically, students who are enrolled for home tuition are students who are on the verge of failing or have been failing their exams.

So why do parents seek the help of home tutors when their children's grades are failing? This is because home tutors can provide students with the 1 to 1 specialised attention that they need. It is believed that with the extra attention, their children can do better in school.

Would good students not benefit from this 1 to 1 attention? The answer to that is no. In fact, students who are already doing well in school can achieve even greater results with the help of a private tutor. Outlined below are ways a tutor can help your already performing child.

Tutors can offer a custom curriculum designed for your child. This is seen time and time again with home tuition. The attention that your child gets from the tutor is customized to his/her need. This is contrary to the classroom environment, whereby a one size fit all approach applies.

Should your child be good in certain chapters, a tutor can choose to spend less time on it, vice versa. This ensures the most efficiency in time spent with your child.

Home tutors can provide intensive revision sessions. The consummate student will say that the secret to success is practice. This universal law applies for examinations too. The more your child is familiar with exam settings, the better he/she will do. With the help of a home tutor, your child can be sure to receive much more revision than what he can receive in school.

Schools take typically 2 weeks to complete and go through an exam paper. With home tuition, papers can be marked and feedback received by the student in a matter of two sessions. Intensive revision is really what divides above average and smart students.

Your child can get ahead of his/her peers by having extra help on school work. Students can consult tutors almost anything on any subject. This applies with school work as well. Typically, tutors would also try to cover topics ahead of syllabus.

Because of this, your child will revisit every topic during school lessons. This is beneficial as the lesson in class would be considered 'revision' for your child. Concepts taught in class would also be reinforced during lessons.

We have seen how some home tuition can help your already performing child. We would like to highlight that the best performers of any field, all have personalized coaching to help them achieve the high level of success that they desire. With the proper utilization of your home tutor, your child can scale even higher heights.

Are you finding ways to help your child improve his/her grades? Danny is a full time tutor who teaches home tuition and offers free advise on how to help your child do well in school. To find out more, please visit us at

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