Tutoring 101

Do you think your child may benefit from tutoring? Here are some signs that tutoring may be beneficial for your child.

Preschool (four and half years old to Kindergarten)

  • Difficulty grasping a small writing instrument to make controlled movements.
  • Trouble recognizing the letters in their name.
  • Does not speak in complete sentences.
  • Has problems with number concepts.

Grades K-5

  • Issues with forming letters when writing in print or cursive.
  • Consistently avoids reading activities or complains that reading is too difficult.
  • Difficulty decoding words and spelling.
  • Trouble understanding what they are reading.
  • Lack of confidence and/or does not attempt new skills.
  • Discrepancy between effort, daily classroom performance, and grades.
  • Struggles with writing assignments
  • Unable to grasp math concepts.
  • Needs to be challenged…that’s right sometimes, children who are advanced can benefit from enrichment tutoring that engages them at a higher level.

Now you’ve decided your child may need a tutor, what should you look for tin a good tutor?

  • A kind and caring person
  • Dependable
  • Communicates effectively and easily with your child and thier teachers.
  • An experienced educator who loves working with children.
  • Someone who understands your child’s learning styles and will capture their attention.