Private Tutoring Chicago – Get Matched With a Top Local Tutor
It’s no secret that education is key to a successful future.
Parents want nothing more than to see their kids reach their full potential. And students feel the pressure to perform their best in school.
Though in today’s highly competitive academic landscape, those are not easy goals to achieve.
In school, teachers have to teach classes to the level of the average student. So it’s just not realistic to expect a teacher’s style of teaching is going to be a good fit for all the students in a class. However, that very same material, explained differently in a one-on-one environment can make a huge difference in whether a student “gets it” or not.
In an effort to help kids reach their full potential, many students and their parents turn to private tutoring. Perhaps you yourself have already tried a tutoring program for your child before but haven’t had a good experience because they are just that… a program. They don’t have that personal touch and one-on-one interaction that provide students with what they truly need to achieve their academic goals.
Kids are unique.
Maybe your child has fallen behind in school and their grades and test scores are suffering as a result. Situations like this can often get worse over time. As struggling students don’t “get” the fundamentals, they are only going to struggle more and more as they move on to more advanced classes – or, perhaps, they don’t move on at all. Not having a firm grasp of the fundamentals can have a negative impact on students in college and even beyond.
Maybe your child does have the drive and the intelligence, but those qualities just don’t translate into having a great deal of success in the classroom.
Maybe your child gets bored because they don’t feel like they’re being challenged at school.
Or maybe your child has strong, real-world common sense which serves them quite well in the “real world” but not as much in the classroom.
In all of these cases, getting away from, or supplementing, the group learning environment with personalized, 1-to-1 lessons with a tutor can pay big dividends.
In making the decision about whether to get the help of a tutor, it’s important to be proactive. Don’t wait for bad report cards or test scores. If you see there’s a problem, you want to do something about it sooner rather than later so your child doesn’t fall further and further behind. As we just mentioned, when a student doesn’t get the fundamentals down their academic issues can just snowball from there.
Tips To Help You and Your Child Get the Most Out of Tutoring
If you do make the decision to hire a tutor, here are some tips for making the most of the tutoring process and making sure you, and your child, go in with the right expectations.
Let’s address this one right off the bat, here. It’s important to understand that test scores and grades aren’t going to go up immediately. A tutoring company that promises they will isn’t being honest. The expectation of instant increases in test scores and grades isn’t realistic.
Even more importantly is it totally misses the mark when it comes to one of the most important aspects of tutoring.
And that aspect is that arguably the most important benefit that can come out of working with a private tutor is that it can help your child become a stronger learner and independent thinker. Those are key traits that undoubtedly will serve your child well in all sorts of situations both in and out of an academic setting.
Another thing for you and your child to understand is that improvement will only come if they put in some hard work. It’s important to choose a tutor who’s an expert in the subject your child needs help with, but the tutor isn’t going to do the work for your child. That sort of tutoring relationship isn’t going to do anyone any good.
In the sports world, you have to put in the hard work and train the right way. Athletes that want to run faster, throw farther and jump higher have to work to achieve those goals. It’s the same thing when it comes to improving academic performance. Like a coach, a great tutor will provide the guidance, encouragement and support… but they shouldn’t be doing your child’s homework for them!
Probably the biggest way that personal tutoring differs from school is that a good tutor can and will provide instant feedback. Private tutors can see when you child doesn’t completely grasp a concept they’re working on or if they get an answer wrong.
It’s important that students don’t take this feedback negatively and feel as if they’re being criticized. This feedback is an essential part of the learning process. And because of that, it’s important that your child should see this feedback as a positive and shows that their tutor is truly invested, and cares about, their progress.
On the other side of this is that being in a comfortable, 1-on-1 environment like this affords your child the opportunity to ask the tutor as many questions as they want. Encourage your child to take advantage of this situation as much as they can.
Tutoring Chicago – Personalizing the Tutoring Process
At Private Tutoring Chicago, we personalize the tutoring process.
And this starts from the very first contact you have with us for whatever your child needs help with… Test Prep, Homework Help, Exams, etc. You’ll be in touch with a local Education Specialist here in Chicago. The job of this Specialist is to assess your child’s unique situation, discover their needs and to select a tutor who’s the best fit for your child.
Finding a tutor who’s the right fit is critical. You can spend thousands of dollars on a new suit, but if it’s not tailored to you and it’s a lousy fit, then you’re just throwing your money away. It’s the same thing with tutoring. If your child and their tutor don’t have a good connection, the results aren’t going to be there.
And finding the right tutor on your own can be a challenging process. It can be hard to get a good read on whether a tutoring candidate would be a good choice to work with your child or not. Top tutoring companies will make sure most of that screening gets done for you. They do the legwork of handling the background check; evaluating the candidate’s experience and the communication skills; and understanding the tutor’s style so they know that he/she fits your child and their unique needs.
So to make the process easier for you, we have experienced Education Specialists take the time to understand you and your child’s needs and find a tutor that’s a good match. These Specialists will also keep up with your child’s progress over time to make sure your goals are being reached.
As for the tutors, they are truly extraordinary. We don’t just accept anyone who wants to be a tutor. We know that our success, and a child’s positive tutoring experience, depends on outstanding tutoring which means we can only afford to match you with top notch tutors.
These tutors must be experts in the subjects for which they tutor, have a demonstrated history of outstanding academic achievement, be friendly and personable, have the ability to create and teach highly individualized learning plans, have great communication skills and, of course, they must pass a background check.
Once your child is matched with one of these exceptional tutors, the tutor will work closely with your family in providing personalized, 1-on-1 tutoring sessions either in your home or another location of your choice that’s convenient for you and your child. Your tutor will get to understand the student and identify the area(s) your child needs to improve as well as work to improve upon their strengths.
Lessons are individualized and are designed to present the subject matter/material to be covered so that it’s engaging, not intimidating or stressful and shows your child a clear path to academic success.
Whether your student is struggling and needs help getting back on track, is preparing for a standardized test and wants to get the highest possible score to get into a highly competitive school, or they just need that little bit of an extra boost to get reach that goal of getting a 4.0… a personalized, 1-on-1 lessons with a private tutor can help your child get there.