Many parents assume their teen only needs to be tutored if the student is not doing well in a class. While tutoring is often associated with a student who is struggling, personalized tutoring can be beneficial to an array of students, even those doing well in their classes.
There is only so much a teacher and the textbooks can teach in the classroom. Personalized tutoring allows the student to understand the material on a higher level. Even if the student understands the material well enough to get good grades in the current class, tutoring will allow the student to be better prepared for higher-level classes, whether higher-level high school classes or college classes. Digging deeper also allows the student to understand better if this is a subject matter the student wants to pursue post-high school. This may help the student to pick a college major sooner.
Prepare for Standardized Tests
Just because the student is doing well in their high school classes does not mean the student will do well on a standardized test. Often, the SAT, ACT, AP tests, or IB exams cover material in a different way than it is presented in class. Tutoring allows the student to understand what sort of material to expect on the test and helps the student come to know how best to study for each standardized test.
No matter how great the teacher, the teacher cannot personalize lesson plans to help every student in the classroom. Even top students may struggle with one or two concepts. Often, the teacher is so focused on helping those students that are struggling that other students' concerns may get overlooked. With personalized tutoring, even small issues or questions can be resolved. This can help the student to feel more confident and to excel in the classroom.
If your teen needs personalized tutoring, contact us. We offer subject-specific tutoring as well as tutoring to help the student achieve an optimal score on the SAT or ACT.
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