Advantages of One on One Instruction

One-on-one tutoring has a distinct role in getting students back on track and re-setting their self-confidence.  Consider the many advantages of one-on-one:

  • Student reaches mastery of concepts faster with more depth
  • Undivided attention by a specialist in math tutoring techniques
  • Coaching and reassurance while student actually solves problems
  • Assures effective & efficient practice & completion of homework
  • Reduces stress & frustration from uncertainty with homework
  • Continuous "checking for understanding" as new concepts are developed
  • Monitors, reviews, and remediates underlying fundamentals as needed
  • Keeps student ahead of class & less reliant on classroom instruction
  • Fosters the development of well organized written work
  • Tactical & strategic problem solving techniques are modeled and shaped
  • Provides opportunities to teach & encourage good study skills
  • Support to take & succeed in more challenging class
  • Fosters the self confidence needed to reach full potential
  • The tutor provides a unique perspective and tone of learning that is often distinctly different from the student's parents, teachers, and peers.  Parents and teachers may project expectations that can be distracting and overwhelming.   As a reaction to these expectations that play out in their work load, testing, and grades, the student can become intimidated and defensive.  The student’s ability to cope with these expectations can be adversely affected by the reward and punishment pressure that teachers and parents can represent.  On the other end of the spectrum, peers with no expectations will be indifferent at best and may even encourage a lack of effort and motivation to learn.  In this context, the tutor’s role is particularly well suited to guide a student without the pressures inherent in the parent-child or teacher-student relationship and within a more collaborative framework.  Additionally, a tutor provides a more adult and encouraging approach than their peers.  This sets the tone for a more relaxed interaction that can lead the student to better understand their potential and the development of their own learning process.

With the purchase of any full course, each student will also receive a free bonus course on Study Skills. (410)817-4033                                                                                © Mark Deaton 2005