Schools are struggling more than ever with the ever-increasing class sizes and lack of funding. An essential subject like Maths can have a significant impact on your child’s future. So they must have a good understanding of it. Many parents are now turning to private tutors to help, as it offers a wide range of benefits.
See how this article can help you decide whether a maths tutor would benefit your child.
Catering to your child’s needs
Children learn in different ways. Some prefer to be shown how to solve a math problem; others prefer to try and learn by themselves. It’s hard for teachers with large classes to accommodate all these different types of learning, and as a result, your child may struggle to learn efficiently.
The one-to-one aspect of a private math tutor means that lessons can be tailored to your child’s needs, learning style and at their pace. One-to-one sessions will help your child grasp mathematic problems faster and make them feel confident in their abilities to solve them in the classroom.
Make maths fun
Now, this sounds impossible! But maths can be fun! A lack of understanding can often make Maths your child’s least favourite subject. With a tutor’s guidance, your child can learn to master but also love maths again. Maths doesn’t have to be a boring, dull subject, with fun ways of learning, maybe even a few games it can be more enjoyable.
Focusing on weak spots
In an academic year, teachers have many topics they need to get through, so they can’t necessarily spend too much longer on each one. Due to this, your child may be forced to move on to another topic before completely understanding the previous one, which can cause stress and start the knock-on effect of struggling in the subject.
Having a math tutor can help fill in those gaps and much-needed time your child needs in a particular topic that they may have only touched on in class.
Math involves a lot of problem-solving. If they receive test results, or exercise book results back from their teacher with that dreaded red pen that says they’ve got something wrong, it could be for a few different reasons. It may be that they didn’t understand the question, a miscalculation, or using the wrong technique to get the answer.
However, the teacher doesn’t have time to provide the feedback the child needs to understand where they went wrong, and without this feedback, it’s hard for your child to improve.
And this is where tutoring works wonders. Your child’s tutor will be able to mark the work and then go through the work afterward with your child, explaining in detail where they went wrong and how to solve this problem. Ensuring your child learns from their mistakes decreases stress and worry and gives them confidence in knowing how to answer similar questions next time around.