Tutoring is a great way to not only bridge gaps in learning, but also to support your child in staying on top of what they need to know and mastering foundational skills. Even if they have stellar teachers, they may still benefit from reinforcement and having information presented in a different way. As students settle into the school year, here are a few signs you may want to get your child tutoring.

  1. They struggled last year.

A lot of students found remote and hybrid learning challenging. Perhaps they were not as engaged with lessons or had trouble keeping up. Maybe they did not understand certain concepts or missed them all together. If your child’s grades dropped last year, or you are concerned that they did not master everything they need to know, tutoring can help them catch up and develop those essential skills.

  1. They are anxious about school already.

Is your child stressed out about school when the year has only just begun? Are they concerned that they are not ready, or that classes will be too hard? Working with a tutor can boost their confidence and provide the support they need to meet the demands of their current classes. When they have a variety of strategies they can use, and they realize that they understand more than they thought, it can calm some of their fears.

  1. They avoid schoolwork or take a long time to complete assignments.

If homework or studying always turns into a fight, it may be because your child is having trouble with their lessons. Are they taking hours to finish assignments that should be done much faster? Do they tell you they have no homework or upcoming tests when you know they do? They may be frustrated because they do not have a strong grasp on the skills they need to know, or understand how to apply what they’re learning in class. A tutor can provide one-on-one assistance to get them back on track.

  1. Their grades are slipping.

Poor grades are definitely a red flag that your child is struggling, especially if they have always been an excellent student. Perhaps they do not want to ask questions in class and admit that they need help. Maybe they don’t know how to effectively take notes or study for tests now that classes have gotten harder. A tutor can help get to the bottom of things and figure out where your child needs extra support, and what skills may need strengthening.

  1. You are having difficulty helping them with their work.

As a parent, you want to help your child, but they may be resistant to your guidance. You may also not remember how to do the math they are working on, or not know how it is being taught in school today. Tutors are up-to-date on the latest strategies and methodologies being used. Students may also be more open to listening to someone who is not their parent.

At Crafting Scholars, our tutors work closely with educators and families to create a customized learning plan for each student. We take the time to understand your child’s strengths, areas for improvement, and learning style, so we can tailor instruction to how they learn best. Tutoring can give your child the skills, confidence, and support they need to perform better in school. Set your child up for greater success by enrolling them in tutoring at Crafting Scholars. Contact us today to secure their spot!