7 reasons why tutoring is essential for your child’s development

7 reasons why tutoring is essential for your child’s development

Dear Parents,

Are you considering tutoring for your child, but you’re not sure where to look, or if it is a worthy investment? You may feel like clarity is required to understand the benefits and rewards this has for you and your child’s life.

Besides the personalised attention given by tutors and the minimum class sizes in comparison to mainstream education. We have a list of 7 insightful reasons, explaining in depth, why tutoring is extremely beneficial for your child.

1. Improves attitudes towards learning

This is important. The concept of education is not limited to school or tutoring, a child will always be learning in their adult life, whether this be at work or with their peers. It is therefore an important life skill to have an optimistic attitude towards learning. This will ensure growth and development for the child well into their adult-life.

This prompts them to think more positively about learning experiences, subsequently filtering positive thoughts and notions towards everyday life! Tutoring can give a student the confidence and ability to perform better in school (this will be reflected in a boost in academic performance) but also allow them to have optimistic responses to what challenges they may experience in their day to day lives.

According to dailyinfographic.com students who were receiving at-least 4 hours of tutoring a week showed a six-month gain in reading and writing.

2. Boosts confidence and self-esteem

A question to you parents reading; what is more rewarding than seeing your child have an idea, but more importantly seeing them develop the confidence to share and express their ideas?

Confidence and self-esteem is vital in the early and later stages of a child’s development. To believe in oneself is the epitome of freedom.

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”
Suzy Kassem, Poet. Writer. Philosopher

Within the safe space of tutoring, a trustworthy relationship can be built and flourish between student and tutor, which enables the tutor have the time to understand the student and provide genuine affirmation needed for a student to believe in themselves. The student can confidently express their ideas and thoughts, and is self aware that their voices are valued.

At Lextra,  we are focused on challenging and inspiring our students to independent thought and our tutors are carefully selected based on their capabilities and good intentions towards a student’s learning and their self-development.

3. Creates a safe space

For a child to believe in their own capabilities, environmental factors need to be taken into consideration. Each year, many children fall victim to bullying and experience this in mainstream schools.

This has a detrimental effect on their confidence, self-esteem and even their ability to want to attend school. The solution here is that tutoring creates and allows a safe space for children to express themselves whilst learning too. Safety is a priority and with tutors, students are made to feel safe enough to express themselves without the daunting notion of peer pressure.

4. Freedom to ask questions

It is vital that students feel confident to ask questions whilst learning. They might be afraid to do so in a class full of 25-30 students, in comparison to smaller class sizes with undivided attention given by tutors. According to care.com there appears to be a clear correlation between students who build up their confidence to those who ask extensive questions.

The questions students put ask will never be disregarded or considered unworthy in the safe space and it is guaranteed they will be answered accordingly in a tutoring group. Sharing knowledge is not a burden for tutors, but a reward.

5. Targets students specific needs

If there is a subject your child struggles with whether this be English, Maths or Science, or areas within each that might be problematic for your child, tutors can focus on this. They can choose material strategically and tailor lessons with components that will be beneficial for the student.

Every child is different and what they require each time can change over a period. It is therefore important that tutors do not make narrow judgements about the learning prospects of a child and are flexible to provide targeted support to ensure that each child can achieve their potential.

6. Relieves boredom & makes learning fun

Some students can become restless in class, because of boredom, and lack of interest. Tutors have the ability to asses this trait early within the tutor student relationship, this is due to small numbers within a group.

A good tutor can tailor lessons accordingly and help make the learning process fun for students. Different strategies can be used to engage students with different learning styles. This will ensure that every child can make progress in a reasonable amount of time because their specific learning patterns are acknowledged.

7. Creates healthy habits for future

Tutoring might just be for a short-term period, to help your child with their learning and give them tips for studying and exams, however subconsciously this creates and allows them to maintain healthy habits for future. They will leave tutoring sessions having hope for future prospects and having a positive outlook on their personal lives and what’s to come for them.

Tutoring is about instilling good values and preparing students for what life will challenge them with. Problem solving, listening, engaging in a diverse environment, teamwork with other students, creating relationships. As adults and parents, these are all aspects of our daily lives and we try deal with situations the best way we can. Giving children that extra support whilst they are going through their development phases is essentially what tutoring is for.

We hope this has been an informative and insightful blog for you parents that are still undecided about tutoring and if it will be beneficial for you and your child.

Thank you

Team Lextra

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Rob Brownless
Rob Brownless
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Our son has been having maths and science online tuition with Lextra to help him with his studies while he has been unable to attend school due to the pandemic. We have been so impressed with Lextra that we are continuing his online tuition when he returns to school in September. The lessons are always interesting and challenging and Jonah and the tutors are so supportive and helpful. Our son has been given extra support to catch up with a topic he had missed due to starting part way through a term and the level of work he is learning is far above the level he is taught in school so he is really being supported and encouraged to aim for the best grades he can achieve. This was our first experience of tutoring outside of school and Lextra have more than exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend them.
Lydia Suleh
Lydia Suleh
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Lextra has qualified tutors who are passionate about what they do and how they relate with their students. They have been committed especially during the pandemic and have helped improved the students' attitude to learning
veronica Cairns
veronica Cairns
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Our son has been having English, Maths and Science to support his school studies and he has benefited from the input from his tutors and Jonah. All his tutors have worked very closely with our son to gain more confidence, engage and improve his ability in all his subjects. His maths teacher Zach has been able to challenge him supportively with attention to the core skills needed in Maths.Both his English Teacher’s Jess and Blair have provided him exciting and detailed tasks as an extension of the lesson and he has enjoyed his work with them. We have been impressed with the attention to detail to his needs and more so during the Covid 19 when the centre went on line in April 2020. Resources provided are professional and even providing work booklets to support our son’s learning and moving into year 10 have been useful. Our son has a better grasp of exam technique and what he now needs to do to earn those important marks. More importantly it has gave him structure and opportunity to trial things out. The centre had worked in partnership with us as parents in addressing topics he should have covers in Year 9 and all his tutors have worked professionally and with purpose. I fully believe that Lextra Learning and in particular Jonah as a role model to our son has been instrumental in ensuring that our son reaches his full potential. We have liked Jonah’s approach and mentoring to our son when needed but with much encouragement and motivation. ‘Tough Love’ with high expectations. Thanks Jonah it is clear you want all children to do well as does all your tutors. Lextra Learning has put the fun back into learning for our son and we hope to continue with the online and with the centre when opening soon. Yours sincerely Mr & Mrs Cairns. August 2020
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A very supportive tuition provider with staff who genuinely care about the students' learning. Jonah and his team are doing an excellent job supporting the students through tuition sessions and also additional mid-week sessions to provide feedback on homework. My brother who is doing his GCSEs in Year 10 has been doing maths and science tuition with Lextra for the past three months now. He has found the sessions helpful and always has positive feedback after each lesson. Currently, lessons are taught in groups of 3/4 online via Zoom due to the lockdown situation. As another evidence of Lextra's dedication towards the students, the fact that they are always encouraging feedback from the parents and arranging parent/teacher sessions so that they can improve their services is reassuring. I would definitely encourage all parents and guardians considering tuition services for their kids to give Lextra Learning a go!
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