It’s hard to know when it’s time to get your child academic assistance. As a parent, you want to be able to help your children and see them succeed. How many nights of homework frustration are in store for you and your family? There’s only so much that you can do yourself before you need an experienced tutor to step in to help. Here are some signs to help you know when your child needs a tutor.
Does it seem like your child is rushing through their homework just to get it done? Is their handwriting excessively messy and scrambled? This could mean they just don’t care about their schoolwork, it’s the last thing on their mind. They would much rather be hanging out with friends then be doing their homework. Or maybe they find it difficult to complete, so they don’t want to do their assignments. By getting your unmotivated child a young tutor who can relate to them, their interests and motivation can be sparked by the excitement of learning from someone close to their age. A tutor can help your student focus and ensure their homework is neat, unrushed, and finished.
Lacking time management skills
With video games, friends, television, mobile devices, school and more grabbing for their attention, it can be hard to find the time to do it all. Your child might rush through homework or studying or place a priority on the fun stuff and leave the academic assignments to later in the day or ignore them altogether. If your kid has poor time management skills, hiring a tutor can help your child manage their time and help them focus on the important activities. Say goodbye to procrastination and late nights. A tutor can help your student create organized weekly calendars and personalized study habits and tools that fit your child’s learning preferences.
Sports and extracurricular activities can unconsciously be placed above school work. More times than not, a busy schedule can take up most of a student’s free time, leaving little time for relaxation and, most of all, schoolwork. A tutor can help reduce moments of panic when your student forgets to finish an assignment or study for a test the next day. A tutor can look at a student’s schedule and homework assignments to help them work ahead. A tutor can also help a student feel less overwhelmed. This can be helpful to stay ahead of the work that needs to be done. If your child doesn’t get their assignments ahead of time, have them ask their teachers to provide a physical calendar of upcoming work so proper planning can take place.
When in doubt, do it anyway
A tutor can only improve your child’s studies. Getting a tutor for your child, even if you’re not sure if they need one, will not have any negative effects on them. You will be able to see the academic improvement in your child, while still having time for yourself as a parent. Helping your child with homework can be tiresome, time-consuming, frustrating and possibly put a strain on your relationship with your child. Do yourself and your child a favor and hire a tutor.