There are many initial reasons why a parent who cares about their child’s educational success may take on a tutor to help them in a specific area, but one common motivation links all of these together: opening up your child’s potential.
Whilst there are many paths which lead to the decision to engage a tutor, the key focus should always be on the benefits it can offer.
I’m a firm believer in supporting my tutees, not just in their educational knowledge and development, but also in their experience as a learner where confidence and happiness is often king. Very often once a student has gained confidence – and this is often one of the most rewarding, immediate and notable ‘side-effects’ of tuition – they feel happier! At that point everything else falls into place. Grades creep up, confidence continues to increase, and guess what? So does the happiness factor. Great hey?
And for those who like a little more proof that happier learners are more successful learners, just ask researchers at Research Schools International. They found that students who reported higher levels of happiness also had higher grades. To add to this, they found that, ‘across all ages, students with positive relationships [with peers and educational staff] were more likely to be happy’. With this in mind, getting your choice of tutor right is a huge decision. As discussed in previous articles, there are number of factors to keep in mind when choosing. Once you’ve got that right the benefits speak for themselves.
Here’s to happy learning!