A quick tip to get the most out of tutoring

A quick tip to get the most out of tutoring

Hello, and welcome to Study Sphere’s first blog! Today I want to address one of the more common misconceptions about the tutoring process and how it can be used to help students excel. I’m talking about the notion of tutoring as a “quick fix”.

To set the scene, imagine a student in front of a laptop. An essay due date is on the horizon and fast approaching, but for some reason they just can’t seem to get it right. Or maybe the exam period is about to hit, and despite hours of studying, things just don’t seem to be working. Maybe this happens a lot, or maybe this exam or essay is particularly challenging. As an attentive parent, you decide that a tutor might be the answer. You make a phone call to arrange a weekend of lessons.

It’s understandable to want a quick fix to this problem. You want to see your child succeed, and I know it can be very difficult to watch them struggle despite their efforts. A tutor certainly can help, but a few jam-packed lessons late in the game are not the answer you’re looking for. While an approach like this may be of some help, it’s often a Band-Aid that doesn’t address the root cause of the problem or put the student in a position to achieve their best.

Essays can take weeks of research and drafting to get perfect. Not only that, but sometimes the student may need to go back to the basics of writing to optimise the way they structure their work, express their ideas, and support their arguments. This requires time and ongoing support. A regular, weekly lesson will help to ensure that everything being taught is retained and practised. This may feel like adding extra work to a student that already has so much, but if your child develops the right knowledge, skills and habits, they can complete future tasks quicker, with more ease, and with minimal (if any) re-work.

In addition to regular tutoring, there are also things you can do to help your child excel. I recommend that for every hour of tutoring, you have your child put in an extra 2 hours of work outside of the lesson. I also recommend that they complete their homework no longer than 24 hours after the lesson, as this will also help greatly with retention.

I hope you’ve found this to be helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact Study Sphere if you have any questions or would like to arrange a free first lesson for your child.
Hello, and welcome to Study Sphere’s first blog! Today I want to address one of the more common misconceptions about the tutoring process and how it can be used to help students excel. I’m talking about the notion of tutoring as a “quick fix”.

To set the scene, imagine a student in front of a laptop. An essay due date is on the horizon and fast approaching, but for some reason they just can’t seem to get it right. Or maybe the exam period is about to hit, and despite hours of studying, things just don’t seem to be working. Maybe this happens a lot, or maybe this exam or essay is particularly challenging. As an attentive parent, you decide that a tutor might be the answer. You make a phone call to arrange a weekend of lessons.

It’s understandable to want a quick fix to this problem. You want to see your child succeed, and I know it can be very difficult to watch them struggle despite their efforts. A tutor certainly can help, but a few jam-packed lessons late in the game are not the answer you’re looking for. While an approach like this may be of some help, it’s often a Band-Aid that doesn’t address the root cause of the problem or put the student in a position to achieve their best.

Essays can take weeks of research and drafting to get perfect. Not only that, but sometimes the student may need to go back to the basics of writing to optimise the way they structure their work, express their ideas, and support their arguments. This requires time and ongoing support. A regular, weekly lesson will help to ensure that everything being taught is retained and practised. This may feel like adding extra work to a student that already has so much, but if your child develops the right knowledge, skills and habits, they can complete future tasks quicker, with more ease, and with minimal (if any) re-work.

In addition to regular tutoring, there are also things you can do to help your child excel. I recommend that for every hour of tutoring, you have your child put in an extra 2 hours of work outside of the lesson. I also recommend that they complete their homework no longer than 24 hours after the lesson, as this will also help greatly with retention.

I hope you’ve found this to be helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact Study Sphere if you have any questions or would like to arrange a free first lesson for your child.