Being a private tutor, I have noticed a vast amount of home tutoring inquiries I’ve had from many parents over the years. It’s become more and more popular for parents to seek additional teaching support outside of school for their children. Many ask why they should invest yet more money in their children’s education at home, when they should be getting their support in education at their Schools.
This is why I’m writing this blog to all the parents out there; explaining the reasons of why tutors have become a great impact on their child’s learning and why it’s become more popular.
Private tuition is as old as education itself. Let’s revisit the history behind tutoring – Any student of philosophy knows that Socrates tutored Plato, who tutored Aristotle, himself tutor to the young Alexander the Great, and, even the Romans were just as fond of tutoring as the Greeks. Tuition has long been seen as the most effective way to support a child’s education, providing them with a personal mentor and role model as well as a teacher.
Today private tuition has lost none of its popularity. It’s estimated that around a quarter of children in the UK receive tuition at some point; predominately due to important tests/exams – SATs, Entrance Exams and GCSE. But parents get tutors in for many reasons, which i’m going to highlight below.
The main reasons I have noticed an increase in the past couple of years are:
- To boost their confidence and self-esteem.
- To help with the anxiety of school homework and deadlines.
- To make sure their child don’t fall behind in school or they are falling behind in school.
- To show them different ways to learn a topic, instead of the one way that the school may only show.
- To get expert support for revision and preparation for upcoming exams.
- To make life easier for parents, due to children arguing with their parents and the frustration parents feel.
- To give the support/advice to parents with their child’s learning.
- To generate positive reinforcement for the child.
Unfortunately schools are under a lot of pressure with paperwork (admin for the Managers and Ofsted) and their trying their best to give all the support a child needs in the classroom. Sadly, our education system is stretched to it’s maximum at present and we don’t know if it’ll change anytime soon due to the funding from the Government.
But, whatever your reasons may be as a parent; tutors are here to support you and your child whenever you may need them. Don’t forget, us tutors are flexible and we work around what you can potentially do for your child’s education.