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Coronavirus & Online Tutoring

Debunking Common Myths About Tutoring

There are many myths that concern parents when considering tutoring. Whether it be that your child has a busy schedule or is already doing well at school, you may think tutoring is not suitable for your child. However, these are common misconceptions and could stand in the way of your child reaching their full academic potential. There are many benefits of tutoring for every child, and it can be an important stage in their academic and personal development.

 

Myth: Tutoring is only for struggling students

Every child can benefit from tutoring in some way. Students have different goals, whether it be improving their grades or simply passing a test, and tutoring gives them the opportunity to meet those goals. Tutors are able to tailor their lessons to meet the needs of the students, meaning they get a more personal learning experience than they would get at school. Tutoring is great for students who need extra support, but it is also great for those who want more of a challenge in their academic work.

 

Myth: Tutoring takes up too much time

One of the greatest things about tutoring, especially online, is its flexibility. You can schedule tutoring sessions to times that suit you and many tutors do not require you to stick to a restrictive routine, meaning you only have to commit to sessions you can fit into your personal schedule. Planning and preparing for tutoring sessions can also develop your child’s organisation skills and help them manage their time more effectively.

 

Myth: Students only need tutoring during exam season

Learning and understanding the material required for exams takes time, so your child will need more than a couple of weeks of tutoring sessions to reach their full potential. It may also take time for your child to settle with their tutor and for the tutor to establish the most effective methods to help your child develop and progress. The more time to prepare for exams, the more time your child has to grasp a strong understanding of the topics and perform well in their exams.

 

Myth: Online tutoring is less effective than traditional methods

Online tutoring is becoming increasingly popular, and in many circumstances can be even more effective than traditional tutoring methods. Online tutoring makes a wider range of tutors available, so you can ensure you find the right fit for your child. Opting for online tutor sessions also has benefits such as the opportunity to record sessions for students to look back on and lessons can be more interactive and engaging for students meaning they enjoy them more. Online tutoring can also be less stressful for parents and students as it is more flexible and students don’t have to worry about meeting someone new face to face.

 

Myth: Students don’t develop a connection with tutors through online tutoring

Many students find it easier to connect to their tutor online than they do through traditional methods for a variety of reasons. Some students find meeting new people face to face stressful, therefore they find it harder to focus, but having their sessions online removes this worry and they are more able to concentrate. Online tutoring can also prevent distractions as there are fewer things to take in during a video call than in the library or the student’s home, so students spend more time listening to their tutor and less being distracted.

Myth: Tutoring is too expensive

There are many face to face and online tutors available for all budgets. At Home Tutor Connect, our tutors have varied hourly rates displayed in their profiles so you can ensure you choose the right tutor for you and your budget. Once you have chosen your tutor, you complete a form and establish a lesson plan with the tutor. You can pay for some or all of your lessons upfront, or on a pay-as-you-go basis, whatever method works best for you.

 

Tutoring has excellent benefits for your child, and can be a significant part of their learning journey. With the right tutor, your child can gain confidence, develop strong time-management and organisation skills and learn to enjoy the subjects they study.