Does my Child Need Tutoring?
Sometimes it is assumed that you’ll “know” if your child needs tutoring – that there will be a clear indicator to give parents and students the push to seek outside help. Of course, for some students, there are clear signs, but for many others they are subtle. With report cards coming and an opportunity to speak to your child’s teacher, now is the perfect time to truly evaluate whether your child needs tutoring.
- Grades begin to drop
- Your child says things like “I don’t get it” or “I’m too stupid”
- Your child is showing frustration in a particular subject(s)
- The teacher sends notes home asking you to assist the child with his or her homework
- The teacher recommends your child have extra help or assistance from a tutor
- Your child complains of not feeling well before going to school
- Even though your child works really hard, grades do not improve
- Your child becomes rebellious towards learning and school
- Comments on report cards state “student has not reached his/her full potential”
- Your child lies about homework or tries to avoid it
- Your child’s participation levels in class has decreased or appears less motivated about school work
- Your child seems bored with class assignments and thinks things are too easy or simple
Each of these could be indicators that your child may perform better with outside assistance either to get their academic skills back on track or to challenge those who are gifted or excelling.
Have you seen any of these signs in your children?