With twenty-one weeks of school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic, research indicates that 80% of teachers felt they covered less material in online lessons, than they would have in person. As a result, it is estimated that students are around two months behind where they should be. So, how can you help your child get back on track with their learning without putting gratuitous pressure on them?

Private home tuition has both the educational and personal benefits. Enabling your child to overcome any learning obstacles but also develop their confidence and self-esteem. We’ll cover the following, to help you gauge whether private tutoring could be an ideal option for you and your child:

  • What is private tutoring?

  • Educational benefits of private tutoring

  • Personal benefits of private tutoring

  • How Think Tutors can help

What is private tutoring?

Private tutoring is academic support provided to children outside of school. It is tailored to your child’s educational needs and capabilities. A private tutor is not required by the national curriculum, sessions can therefore focus on particular subjects or topics, depending on your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses.

In 2019, before the pandemic, according to private tuition statistics, 27% of 11-16 year olds in the UK had received a form of private tutoring. Since Covid-19, the demand has only increased. 

Private tutoring is designed to enhance your child’s academic capabilities in the best way possible. We understand that everyone has different circumstances and needs, therefore we offer varying types of tutoring support bespoke to your child’s needs including: 

What are the Educational Benefits of Private Tutoring?

Private tutoring with Think Tutors is a unique experience for every child, tailored to their scholastic abilities. It can help them to strive for academic excellence whilst developing their confidence. Educational benefits of private tutoring include:

  • One-to-one attention - Private tutoring offers a distraction-free space, which gives your child the one-to-one attention that school’s can’t provide, due to class sizes. One-to- one tutoring also creates an environment where questions are encouraged without the worry of judgement from peers.

  • Customised to learning style - It is vital that tutoring support is personalised, as every child has different capabilities and needs. A private home tutor can customise sessions to your child’s learning style, whether that be by creating visual examples or setting auditory tasks.

  • Break through learning obstacles - One of the biggest educational benefits of private tutoring is that it allows your child to overcome any learning obstacles. A private tutor will adapt to your child’s pace, planning sessions around what they want to achieve.

  • Prevent summer learning loss - Whilst it is important for children to rest, socialise and enjoy the summer holidays, six weeks away from the classroom can have an impact on engagement, confidence and reading levels, in what is known as summer learning loss. Private home tuition can keep your child engaged throughout the summer, and retain what has been learned during term time. 

If you want to learn more about how our expert private tutors can support your child’s education, get in touch with us today.

What are the Personal Benefits of Private Tutoring?

Alongside the educational benefits of private tutoring, private home tutors can also tailor tuition, taking on a personal approach. Benefits of private tutoring include:

  • Flexibility -  One of the biggest advantages of private tutoring is flexibility. Work commitments, extra-curricular activities and busy social lives can make it difficult to find a regular time slot that suits both parents and children. A private tutor can work around your commitments with the flexibility to decide how often your child requires tutoring sessions. This number can be increased during exam season and decreased during school holidays.

  • Working outside of the syllabus - A private tutor isn’t restricted to the school syllabus. This means they can also support your child outside of the curriculum. Private tutoring can develop other study skills, including management, prioritisation and organisation, all of which are transferable skills used in everyday life.

  • Developing confidence and self-esteem - A private tutor is not a parent or teacher, they are a mentor who can nurture your child’s academic abilities and develop their self-confidence. If your child is struggling with a particular subject i.e English or Maths, private tutoring can provide support to enhance those all important grades.

  • Encouraging goals - Along with developing confidence, one of the most important personal benefits of private tutoring is that it encourages your child to have goals, aspirations and dreams. Schools tend to focus on short-term goals such as grades, whereas tutors often encourage students to have long-term aspirations.

  • Promoting educational responsibility - When students dislike school or are struggling with the curriculum, they tend to feel demotivated. Private home tuition can encourage your child to take responsibility for their education whilst they are given the support required to help them flourish. 

Contact Think Tutors

There are a myriad of educational and personal advantages of private tutoring; a tutor can give your child one-to-one attention, encourage educational responsibility and act as a mentor to build confidence and self-esteem. 

From private A Level tutors to mentors, online tutoring and homeschooling, we provide tailored tutoring services to support your child’s education.

For details on our fees please visit our pricing page. If you have an enquiry about our private tutoring services, or are keen to know more about mentoring, then please contact us and we will be in touch shortly.