Halstrom Blog Post
Tutoring to Supplement Your Child's Education
Tutoring can be of great help to your child in honing specific skill sets or mastering subject matter. There are two reasons for this. First, every student struggles to master one or more vital courses or skills in high school. Second, many students don't perform as well on standardized tests as they could if they had some coaching.
Improving Vital Skills
Students often struggle with one or more key subjects in middle school and high school. Just struggling with one course or study skill can impact overall GPA or cause students to have stress or anxiety. A student who struggles with basic algebra, for example, will most likely continue to struggle with advanced math courses if he or she doesn't seek additional help. All students need to master a number of difficult subjects if they are going to succeed in middle school and in high school like:
- Advanced math
- Foreign languages
Students who plan to attend college cannot be satisfied with simply passing the above classes either. They need to excel.
Some students who need better grades can improve their performance with a little help from friends or with some guidance from parents. But most students may need expert help and guidance. Those students can benefit from one-to-one tutoring that brings focus to the one subject or skill. Tutors help students with learning the specific subject matter, checking coursework, and test preparation. They can also cater towards learning preferences, assist as subject matter experts, and keep students focused on achieving their academic goals.
If your child struggles to write well, solve algebra and geometry equations, or has test anxiety, then hiring a tutor is a smart move. A tutor can help assess testing obstacles or give tips on how to take a test more effectively. A tutor can help determine your child's learning challenges, create a learning plan, and coach your child through lessons so he or she is more confident and prepared for the next test. That help will pay off on big school exams and college entrance exams as well.
Improved communication or math skills will assist in all aspects of life. Teaching your student to have the confidence and growth mindset to overcome learning obstacles and achieve success will be even more beneficial. If your child might need some help preparing for a test or mastering a tough subject, contact Halstrom Academy and ask about tutoring packages that can fit your needs.