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.
According to more than 2000 Cluey sessions, here are the most common reasons that parents engage a tutor.
- Academic support during prolonged sickness
- Extra attention in one or more areas
- Experiencing learning difficulties (either diagnosed or undiagnosed)
- Living remotely and need educational support
- Spending an extended period travelling
- Educational support for homeschooling students
- Experiencing school anxiety
- Looking for help with end of year exam prep
- Specialised tutoring leading up to an entrance exam
- Trying to extend/support a gifted child
- Child losing confidence in class
- Lack of confidence in child’s teacher
- Moving schools and want to manage the transition without any academic gaps
- Extra learning during the holiday break
- Taking time off for sports/extracurricular activities and need academic support
- Child is distracted in a group environment
- Studying subjects not offered at school
- Wanting to improve your child’s attitude towards learning and school
- Looking to build self-directed learning skills
- Homework is too difficult for parents to help with