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The power of tutoring services: Top tips to find the best

Sometimes our kids need a little extra support, and that means we might need to grab Google, and do a little search for tutors near me, so we can get the right support. But how do you actually go about getting the right support. It’s all very well searching on French teacher near me as a starting point. Once you have done that though – how do you know whether you have hit the tutor jackpot for your child, on the subjects you are interested in?

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First of all – you might not be convinced that tutoring is for you. So let’s take a look at that now:

What is the point of getting tutoring services for your child?

By supplementing the education your children receive in school, tutoring can offer numerous benefits that extend beyond academic success. Here are some key points based:

1. Improves academic performance

Tutoring can help your child grasp challenging concepts, enhance their understanding of the subject matter, and ultimately improve their academic performance. After all, why wouldn’t you want to give your child that little bit of additional support if you can afford to here and there?

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2. Offers personalised learning:

Tutoring sessions can be customised to meet each student’s individual needs, which is often not possible in a classroom setting. This means that your child gets more 1-2-1 attention, which can have a knock on effect in other areas as well, particularly….

3. Boosting confidence and self-esteem:

As your child’s understanding of the subject improves, so does their confidence. This increased self-esteem can then translate into better performance in the classroom.

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4. Develops study habits

Tutors can teach your child effective study habits, which will benefit them throughout their academic journey. There is no time like the present – instilling good study habits in primary age children is an excellent way to help them in their later academic journey.

5. Overcomes learning obstacles

In a classroom setting, it can be easy for a teacher to overlook a student’s learning difficulties. Tutoring can help address these challenges.

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6. Encourages self-reflection

Working with a tutor enables students to set goals for their learning and track their progress, fostering a sense of self-reflection. Being self-aware of our own limitations within studying is helpful, not just within school.

7. Provides a safe and supportive environment

Tutoring provides a safe space where your child can ask questions without fear of judgement, allowing them to thrive. It is so much easier to ask in a 1-2-1 than in front of the whole class.

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As you can see, there are loads of ways that tutoring services can help you and your child.

How to find the best tutoring services and the best tutors near you

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We’ve had a think about this for you, and here are ten tips to help you can find the best tutors near you:

  1. Ask for recommendations: Reach out to your friends, family, or your child’s teacher for recommendations,
  2. Check local schools and universities: Many schools and universities offer tutoring programs or can recommend reliable tutors,
  3. Visit tutoring centres: Tutoring centres like Sylvan Learning and Huntington Learning Center offer in-person and online tutoring services,
  4. Check local libraries: Many libraries offer free or low-cost tutoring services,
  5. Use social media: Local community groups on platforms like Facebook often have posts about tutoring services,
  6. Consider peer tutoring: Older students, especially those who excel in certain subjects, often offer peer tutoring services,
  7. Look at classified ads: Websites like Craigslist and local newspapers often have listings for tutoring services, and
  8. Contact non-profit organisations: Some non-profit organisations offer free or low-cost tutoring services.

By considering these benefits and tips, you can ensure that your child gets the most out of their tutoring services experience.

We do hope that all of these thoughts and ideas are helpful for you. We’d love to have you come back again for more tips, tricks and fabulous printables.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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