How to Tell If Your Child Needs Tutoring Presentation created on the behalf of Boomerang Health
Introduction As a parent, you know you can't expect your child to get perfect report cards all the time. However, if your child seems to be experiencing more and more difficulties at school, it might be a good idea to consider tutoring. Tutoring provides additional academic support to children struggling with learning disabilities or showing weaknesses in a particular program, whether they have a Communication or Intellectual Exceptionality diagnosis or not.
Diagnosis Communication and Intellectual Exceptionalities include ADHD, Learning Disability, Mild Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disability. If your child received such a diagnosis, tutoring is a great way to offer them support and to help develop their learning skills.
But even without a diagnosis, you child may be experiencing some weaknesses, or may lack motivation in math, reading or writing. Here are some signs your child may need tutoring.
A change of behavior Have you noticed a change in your child's behavior lately? If they are constantly feeling anxious or overwhelmed about their school work, it may be a sure sign there is a problem. Does your child appear to be lacking confidence, or to have low selfesteem? If so, take a moment to speak with them. These changes of behavior may be due to bad school performances caused by learning disabilities.
Lack of motivation Does your child lack motivation about their school work? If they have difficulties understanding what they are taught in school, it may be normal for them to not feel motivated about everything that involves trying to learn something. Tutoring may well change this: it is meant to support the development of skills, by first focusing on your child's strenghts. By increasing their understanding of concepts they have problems with, tutoring increases their self-esteem and motivation.
Teacher recommendation You may notice a change in your child's behavior at home, but your child's teacher is the one that works with your child at school, every day. Your child may act normally at home, but still be struggling while in the classroom. If your child's teacher notices something unusual, they could recommend you to get individual or group tutoring lessons for your child.
Bad report cards If your child comes home with one bad report card, do not get alarmed, but keep an eye on their school performances. If their school results keep going from bad to worse, tutoring might be the solution.
Your child might just need a bit of help to get back on tracks and see that academic success is possible, stop being anxious, increase their motivation and self-esteem and start enjoying going to school again.
Tutoring as a way to learn more If your child loves school and shows a real passion for learning, tutoring might be a good way for them to keep making progress and quench their thirst for knowledge. If your child is shy and does not socialize well, group tutoring could help them develop social abilities. Making new friends in a motivating and supportive environment is a great way to learn.
Conclusion Once you and your child have agreed that some tutoring is needed, you will have to choose the perfect place and the perfect teacher. Remember your child should have a word to say. A good tutoring service will take to heart the support of your child and will be ready to help them develop specific abilities. Once you find the perfect tutoring service for your child, their learning disabilities will be a thing of the past.
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Published on Oct 30, 2013
Published on Oct 30, 2013
This presentation is an informative guide for parents to help them understand whether their children might benefit from tutoring. Created on...