Tutoring is a great way for students to receive some individualized attention and help them improve their classroom performance. Here are a few myths we at SimpleK12 often hear about tutoring…
Myth #1. Tutoring is only for the slower kids.
Students who seek tutoring are acknowledging that they need help or are showing they want to improve. Students don’t need to be failing or struggling with a subject in order to benefit from tutoring.
Myth #2. Tutoring is only for rich people.
Finding a reasonably priced tutor is not as difficult as you might think. And remember, a good tutor will be worth the cost in the end.
Myth #3. Tutoring means the you aren’t doing your job as a teacher.
If a student needs help, it’s time to get them that help, and stop pointing fingers.
Myth #4. Smart students don’t ask for help.
Just because a student doesn’t ask for help, doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t need it.
Myth #5. It’s impossible to find a smart, reliable tutor.
No one likes going through pages and pages on Craigslist looking for a tutor that only might be good. Tutors are often matched up through word-of-mouth, so start asking parents for referrals.
Myth #6. Tutoring is only needed to save you from getting an “F.”
Don’t wait until a student is failing to start the process of getting a tutor. Tutoring can be a powerful tool to learn something new for students of many levels.
Myth #7. Tutors are just in it for the money… and they’re not worth the money.
Au contraire! The best tutors also work as teachers, teaching assistants, and education professionals and love what they’re doing.