20 reasons to get a tutor

The decision to pay for extra educational support is often based on a number of factors. Usually, students are struggling in one or more areas and could benefit from targeted help. Discover the most common reasons to get a tutor.

20 reasons to get a tutor
Cluey Learning Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Some children just don’t thrive in a classroom scenario, with countless distractions in the form of thirty other students. Then there’s gifted students who need to be extended beyond the standard course material. You might be living remotely, travelling extensively, or struggling to support your child at home (because who really has the bandwidth for homework time at the end of a long day?).

You might want to build confidence or fill some knowledge gaps before the start of a new school year. You may be looking for short-term support leading up to a standardised test or entrance exam, or you might just feel that your child could benefit from an hour spent each week asking questions you know they didn’t have the courage to raise in class.

Whatever your reason, the right tutor and format can support your child in their learning journey.

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According to more than 2000 Cluey sessions, here are the most common reasons that parents engage a tutor. 

  1. Academic support during prolonged sickness
  2. Extra attention in one or more areas
  3. Experiencing learning difficulties (either diagnosed or undiagnosed)
  4. Living remotely and need educational support
  5. Spending an extended period travelling
  6. Educational support for homeschooling students
  7. Experiencing school anxiety
  8. Looking for help with end of year exam prep
  9. Specialised tutoring leading up to an entrance exam
  10. Trying to extend/support a gifted child
  11. Child losing confidence in class
  12. Lack of confidence in child’s teacher
  13. Moving schools and want to manage the transition without any academic gaps
  14. Extra learning during the holiday break
  15. Taking time off for sports/extracurricular activities and need academic support
  16. Child is distracted in a group environment
  17. Studying subjects not offered at school
  18. Wanting to improve your child’s attitude towards learning and school
  19. Looking to build self-directed learning skills
  20. Homework is too difficult for parents to help with

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