Friday, November 21, 2008

Tutoring and its Benefits

The purpose of tutoring is to help students help themselves and to assist or guide them to the point at which they become independent, successful learners.

How do you know if you need tutoring?

There are many possible reasons why you might need tutoring. Here are some of the most important reasons.

Professor or counselor recommends tutoring
Grades are dropping
Homework seems increasingly difficult
Extreme anxiety before tests
Self-esteem is dropping
Loss of interest in learning
Feelings of wanting to give up
Resistance to doing schoolwork
Reluctance to go to class

What are the benefits of tutoring?

Tutoring can be beneficial in many ways. Here are some of the benefits:

Provides personalized attention
Improves grades
Increases knowledge and understanding of subjects
Increases motivation to succeed
Provides intensive practice
Allows progress at own pace
Leads to better use of study time
Improves self-esteem and confidence
Encourages higher levels of learning
Encourages self-directed learning
Reduces competition
Provides praise, feedback, and encouragement
Provides review of skills not mastered but no longer taught

Don't ever be shy or embarrassed about tutoring; tutoring can make a great contribution to success.

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