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Benefits of Hiring a Science Tutor for Your Child

Science is one of the key subjects in a child’s academic life. As years will go by, they will meet and learn many branches that falls under Science. Aside from that, there are also many future careers students can pursue. However, because there are many branches of Science, and the subject can evolve into more complicated concepts through time, some students may fall behind their classes. Of course, there are also many factors that can contribute to students not keeping up their class such as larger class sizes or teaching methods that doesn’t fit them. Because of this, students can fall behind their class, and in the subject of Science, it can prove to be disastrous if not remedied.

This is why there are also a large number of parents who turn to home tutors to help their child when they are struggling in class. Private home tuition provides the student many benefits they can’t get in classrooms, and it also provides the parents peace of mind, knowing that their child is getting the help they need.

With this in mind, we’ve also listed down some of the benefits a child can get from Science home tuition, which can benefit them while they are in school and in the long-run.

1. Concentration on weaknesses

Since Science is a broad subject with many branches that also relate to other subjects, there’s a lot of ground to cover. What makes it an interesting and a complicated is how much a student has to effectively learn one concept in order to move on to the next. And if they haven’t mastered it, diving into later concepts can be a little difficult for them, especially if it’s in the higher Science subjects such as Advanced Physics or Chemistry. Because there are also many concepts and topics in Science, teachers tend to have to move faster in lessons in order to cover most of the given syllabus on time.

However, it’s widely known that not all students learn the same. If this is the case, it can inevitably cause a student or two to fall behind their classmates. And since Science is closely related in concepts and topics, this can follow them to the other concepts, causing more confusion since they haven’t fully grasped the foundation for the next lesson. The more topics they are given without actually mastering the previous one will only cause more confusion for them.

A private Science tutor will be able to give personalized and customized lessons to the child according to his/her learning needs, style, and pace. This means that the child will be able to learn according to the pace they are most comfortable with, with no classmates they have to catch up to all the time. The lesson will move only once they’ve mastered the concept. They will also learn according to the style they learn best. So, if the child is a visual learner, the tutor will base the tuition on more visual materials. Additionally, a tutor will also determine the student’s weaknesses and tailor the lessons more around how to improve them rather than focusing on the subject. This way learning can be student-centered and focused.

By concentrating on the areas that the student need to improve in, they will not only be able to catch up to their lessons in school but it can also build their confidence in their skills.

2. Clear up misconceptions

Science is heavily influenced by theories. This means that it’s not the same with Math with having a concrete answer for every question. (Of course, there are still many questions that can have multiple answers.) With this in mind, and adding up the different fields of Science, it can get overwhelming for the child at times.

With more and more complex ideas coming into light the more years a child spends on the subject, there are also more concepts they may misunderstand. If misunderstandings aren’t corrected immediately, they can be brought to the next grade level, causing more confusion in a never-ending cycle. Because of the larger student-teacher ratio in school, some teachers may not be able to cater to all the students’ questions and confusions. This makes it worse for students who are afraid to speak up.

In home tuition, since it’s 1-to-1, students wouldn’t have to hold back in asking questions. As a matter of fact, they are encouraged to voice out their confusions to clear misconceptions at the earliest possible time. This will also give the tutor ample time to notice any of the mistakes the student is doing and correct them right away.

3. Less distractions

Let’s face it, classrooms are full of distractions. With many students inside the class, all with different personalities and behaviors, it’s bound to get distracting. And along with the Science subject, that although really useful does have its dull moments, many students can have trouble concentrating to the lesson.

But since home tuition is done 1-to-1 and in the comforts and peace of the child’s home, there are less chances of them being distracted. By providing a quiet and well-supplied workspace for the child, the parents can be assured that their child’s focus in their studies has less chances of waning. As there are less distraction, they can also focus more on their studies.

4. Access to extra resources and materials

With a tutor’s experience in home tuition, they’re bound to have a compilation of resources they can use to supplement the child’s lessons. In these study materials, they will have summarized the topics for easier reading and understanding. They can also give helpful tips for the child in times of examinations which can prove useful in saving time and effectively answering questions, especially in the essay portion.

Additionally, tutors will have charts of helpful formulas that students can use to answer problems effectively. Tutors can also give tips to students with regards to effective memorization of these formulas to help them during exams. With this assistance, the child will gain more confidence in their answering techniques and can score well in exams.

5. Make learning fun

As mentioned before, Science can become a dull subject to learn at times. There are many topics in Science that require reading and memorizing. Not all topics revolve around space travel or erupting volcanoes.

If there are some topics in Science that the child doesn’t understand properly, as mentioned before, it can turn into a cycle, until learning the subject can turn into a chore. As such, because it causes boredom to the student, they are also not motivated to learn and will not pay attention to their lessons.

With the proper guidance from the home tutor, learning Science can become fun again. More often, the child needs the proper boost for them to get back on track with their lessons. By increasing their knowledge and skills in the subject, they can also see they are improving and as such, will renew their interest in Science.

Tutors also make it a point to make sure that learning can still be fun by incorporating applications of concepts to real-world scenarios, which can be both exciting and interesting for the student.

6. Feedback and progress reports

Because of the large number of students in classrooms, a teacher may not have ample time to give feedback to every one of their students. Feedback is also important in building up confidence in the child, especially those with lower self-esteem. They can also give them suggestions as to how to continue improvement.

In home tuition, students can be given feedback quickly by their home tutor. Additionally, they can also give the child recommendations with their answers and how to improve them to get the best score possible or give suggestions to correct what they did wrong. This accelerates learning and gives the student fuller understanding of the scientific topics covered in the lessons.

This isn’t only beneficial for the student but also the parents. More often, parents have to wait to be called to school to be given reports about their child’s studies. Of course, they can still contact the teachers but as they also have twenty-something students under them, it can be a stretch to call from time to time. With home tuition, tutors are expected to give progress reports to the student’s parents. They can be scheduled according to which is favorable for the parent and the tutor. But it gives the parent more assurance as to how far of the student has come or improved in their lessons. Additionally, parents can also suggest how they can assist or involve themselves in their child’s education.

Find a Science tutor

If your child is actively struggling with Science and you want to help them with their problem, there’s no better time to hire a home tutor for them than today. Check out FamilyTutor, the best home tuition agency in Singapore. We offer Science, along with 200 other subjects, for students from pre-school and even beyond university level. With our highly qualified and experienced home tutors, we guarantee your child is in good hands.

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Carelle

Carelle

Carelle is a teacher who has been through the ups and downs of the teacher and learner life. She wishes for every learner to gain educational satisfaction that will help embody the people they want to be in the future.

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