Now before I move forward with this article, let me clear one thing. I do not stand against the concept of tutors, tutors are there to help your child and that is a good thing. But having said that I always believe that getting a third party involved in your child’s learning, when there are already teachers and parents involved in the child’s life, should be the last resort.
Tutor as the last resort
Why I say that a tutor should be your last resort, it’s because, although a tutor does help your child face his problem area, it also increases a child’s dependency on a third party to help him out with the particular subject. This is a very scary scenario in the long run. Indepent studies and independent learning shapes your child’s knowledge and thinking pattern. It should not be affected.
What can you do?
Try to do all that is in your power first to help your child, if that does not work, then turn to take the help of a tutor.
Now here are some ways or methods you can use to help your child rise in class:
Now not all kids enjoy the academic aspect of the school. They need some incentive to partake in their academic development. You can ensure this by helping them set a goal, something that they would want to achieve and realize that the only way/ or the most important way to achieve it is by working hard. This would give them the much-needed motivation to improve their academics and work on the subjects that they generally shy away from. Goals ensure a focus and this is important.
2.Â Regular Practice
Most children are not able to perform because they do not cover their curriculum properly prior to their exams. They have not gone in enough depth of the subject to be able to answer the questions in the bestÂ manner.
For a vast majority of the students, it takes regular practice to be able to excel in their academics.Â AÂ key priority as a parent is to incorporate regular time in the day for your child to go through school work outside of school hours, this will allow the consolidation of understanding, and highlight any gaps in knowledge.
Having a work schedule helps both you and your child see Cleary what is happening, and keeps your child accountable, you can also incorporate extracurricular and social activities into it, for balance.
3. Learning Environment
It is very hard to concentrate in a messy room or an undefined space. A clean and organized environment is essential for a kid to be able to focus his attention on his work and not on his surroundings. If your kid has his own room then invest in a good sized desk for him to studyÂ on. Avoid working in places where they can be distracted by Television or other people.
4. Use Of Available Resources And Teachers
Your child may need some extra help that you are currently not able to provide. In such a case, instead of straightway running for a tutor, talk to his present school teachers. TheyÂ are thereÂ to impart knowledge and make sure that we learn the right thing the right way. A teacher, on noticing a genuine desire to succeedÂ in one’s work, will always be willing and glad to help.
Other than that you can also use online learning platforms such as the Khan Academy, Udemy, Mathaly etc, have detailed tutorials that are helpful.
5. Positive Reinforcement
One way every Parent can help their child is by supporting them in their academic endeavours, acknowledge progress even if small, a desire to improve academically in itself should be applauded. Review their goals with them on a regular basis and discuss ways in which you can facilitate their learning, a visual way to see progress may also help, you could make a chart that displays their latest test results and monitor the trend.
Bonus Tip: Â Learning Outside The Classroom
A child always wonders if what he is learning has any real life applications.Â It canÂ be very helpful to see how his learningÂ can be used in the real world. This way he would be able to connect withÂ the subject deeply and gather a better understanding of it. Taking a child to a museum orÂ baking a cake where they would use measurements and realize how prevalent the subject math is, in everyday life.
It takes substantial work to do well and perform academically, your goal as a parent should be to get them to the stage whereby they are self-sufficient and very capable of managing themselves academically.5 Ways To Help Your Child Excel Without A TutorMay 18, 20175 Ways To Help Your Child Excel Without A TutorMay 18, 2017
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