This article is to encourage parents not to be afraid to hire a tutor for their child and that there are many reasons to hire a tutor besides a parent thinking they aren’t “qualified” to help.
1. A tutor can be a possible mentor.
A tutor is an older, educated, and qualified individual equipped with many life experiences. These experiences should include dealing with children and teens. If you as a parent have a child who needs help with a school subject, it is wonderful that you can help him or her, but sometimes children listen to those who are not related to them. A tutor should be there to guide, to coach, and to inspire a child.
2. A tutor is specialized help.
Some tutors have a specialization in an area. If your child is struggling in reading, some tutors hold Reading degrees, or have been teaching for years and understand exactly what your child’s needs are. Again, this is not to say you are not qualified to help your child, by all means study and practice with them every night, but if there is a serious need somewhere, a specialist can help.
3. Extra help during after hours.
School ends between 2:30-3:30 in the afternoon, but you get off after 6 O’clock in the evening. Your child needs help now. What do you do? Tutors work all kinds of hours now, and even better, they offer online help, so your child doesn’t need to be picked up late from school or a library after a session with the tutor, they can go right on their PC and have someone tutor them at little or no cost at all. If your child is sick and have missed days in school, a tutor is like a teacher to help the student right where they are at.
Hiring a tutor does not have to be looked at with a stained glass, you as the parent should see an opportunity. As a tutor, they partner with schools and families to help make sure the child gets the best of everything. The downside is that perhaps you as the parent don’t want to have people frown at you for hiring a tutor. This does not matter, because one of the points above states that some parents can not be home all the time, and so the child comes home early and need the extra help. Think positive. Give your child the best they need. Hire a tutor.