Maths has always been known to be one of the least popular classes among children but some children struggle with it far more than others. If you feel that your child really is finding the subject difficult and is trailing behind his/her classmates, it would be a good idea to find a math tutor to give them some supportive tutoring.
How to tell if your child might be struggling at maths:
- Worsening grades
- Visibly showing signs of disliking maths class
- Asking for help with their homework
- Losing interest in school as a whole
One on One Tutoring
In traditional classrooms that are packed with children, it is easy for some of them to blend in, hide away and not pay attention. This is not possible with a tutor as there are no other kids needing attention. There is nowhere to hide with personal tutoring and this will ensure that your child is always focused on what is being taught them.
Another great thing about hiring local maths tutors is that you are able to schedule the classes as you see fit. As well as being able to schedule them around your child’s school timetable, you can adjust the sessions around any family requirements that come up, you can also increase or decrease the length of the sessions. The latter is great for when your child has a test coming up as you can request additional sessions or longer sessions.
Tutors Will Focus on the Weaker Areas
In school, kids follow a syllabus and work through it as a class. If a child is weak in one area, the syllabus continues regardless. They move on to another part of the syllabus leaving that one behind. With a tutor, they will work on all of the areas that your child performs the weakest. They will not always go along with the syllabus that your child is currently being taught at school.
More Comfortable Environment
Just being at home can also help a child to focus better. Away from all the other children and with no other distractions, your child will be best equipped to take on board what the tutor is trying to teach them. Being alone with the tutor also takes away any hindrance that a child might normally have when asking questions. In a class setting, they might be shy or embarrassed to ask a question with other kids around.
If you feel that your child is finding it tough when it comes to maths, it is best to act quickly. Give them some tutoring from as early an age as possible so that they do not get left behind at school. The earlier you can catch problems the better. Just make sure that you find a tutor that is not only qualified but is one that both you are your child are comfortable with.