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5 Benefits of Face to Face Tutoring

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Tuition programs come in a range of forms - a traditional pencil to paper method that is mostly home-based, a purely online program studied remotely, or a blended learning environment that incorporates learning online but within a centre, alongside other students and guided by expert tutors.

It is this approach that we see sparks a love of learning, thanks to interactive content that allows students to feel a sense of progress as they learn, coupled with the encouragement and feedback from tutors who give students the confidence to tackle content until they have mastered it.

With over 35 years of delivering this blended learning experience to families, here is a list of 5 reasons why face to face tutoring, together with computer-based learning, provides students with lasting benefits.

1. Motivation in response to each child

Intrinsic motivation is nurtured by praising a child’s effort and persistence. Other forms of motivation, like that from a tutor, can be an effective way to boost a child’s confidence before they tackle a new concept like division after multiplication or they have had a challenging day at school and can do with some extra words of encouragement to remind them of how far they have progressed with their ability.

2. Complements school learning

NumberWorks’nWords centres become familiar learning havens that buzz with positive energy and also celebration. While a classroom often requires one teacher’s attention across 20-30 pupils, the centre-based learning is where a child can benefit with one-on-one guidance and feedback in real time.

3. Keeping focused

Distractions are part of modern everyday life. When a student arrives at a centre, they are given cues to refocus their attention on study time. This is through routines like being welcomed to the centre, seeing familiar, happy tutors stationed behind students, and knowing that at the end of their session, there will be reward in the form of certificates and even lollies given to them for their hard work and effort.

4. Personalised feedback and reporting

Rather than waiting for a term report that can at times feel generic, parents can request for feedback right after a session. Not only this, but if there are concerns around a child’s knowledge gaps or understanding, trouble-shooting can happen right away through a skilful conversation around what can be reinforced and focused on in the next centre-based session. This makes a parent’s ability to see how a child is developing their skill-set and confidence in a matter of days and weeks, rather than terms.

5. Community recognition

Belonging to a centre is like being part of a sports team, music group or art club. Not only is a child on their own journey to achieving success with their English and maths studies, but they also have a chance to develop interpersonal skills and make friends from a range of ages - particularly with their tutor.

Want to find out whether your child needs maths or English tuition? Book a free assessment and introductory lesson with NumberWorks'nWords.

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