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5 Benefits of Having A Tutor

What is a tutor?

By Zeinab Dehayni

A tutor is a private instructor/ teacher that helps a student in their school work when they are in need.

In this day and age having a tutor, a private instructor has become very popular and important to a student’s life. It has been proven having a tutor improves a student’s overall grade. Let us explore together the benefits of having a tutor.

1. A tutor works at the student’s pace

This is actually the first priority for seeking a tutor. The one on one with the tutor helps unblock a lot of areas where the student is having difficulties learning a subject. What I mean by this is that at school a teacher may explain things very quickly and is unable to go over everything again. This is where the tutor comes in handy since he or she can do just that and much more with the time alone. The student will be able to ask every question that comes to his or her mind and see things slower, more detailed and oriented towards their level of comprehension cialis pfizer.

2. A tutor gives one-on-one sessions

In schools, students are all placed together in a huge crowded class of 30 kids (maximum). This can make thing very hard for teachers to give all their students the full 100 % attention that they require. Because there are so many things to go over and so little time to allow for extra attention. Due to that, some students may feel neglected and that is true. I, myself, once felt that way when I was in math class. I was weak. I tried to seek the help of the teacher but she never did give it to me. Therefore, I turned to a private tutor who was a teacher at another school. He helped me improve my F to an A within a few months time. The private tutor is only focused on your learning needs and can give you extra attention and time on the given subject matter.  They also create activities based on the student’s needs and learning level.

3- A tutor can work with learning obstacles

Sometimes a student finds the subject very hard and is incapable of overcoming it to learn it well. It could be a range of subjects  such as reading, writing, math, science. Having a tutor can and will allow the student to relax, work on their homework and overcome any stress or anxiety related to homework.

4- A tutor teaches them more than the subject

At school students are only given what is inside their curriculum. However, one of the wonders of having a private tutor is the fact that he or she can provide real-time feedback. The tutor can give the student many skills that will benefit them in all subjects and their personal life such as time management, organisation, and prioritising your tasks.

5- A tutor is very flexible

The great thing about tutoring is that the student controls the time and date of each session. Many of us have busy schedules and a private tutor can work around our schedules. The student chooses the time and date and it may change from week to week depending on how busy you are. For example,  the tutor comes once a week first but then it may change to 2 times a week, or more depending on the student’s needs. In addition, the tutor may come more during exam times. The tutoring sessions are done in your home or online via Skype.

At Adapt2me, we believe our tutors are the language coaches our learners need for their language journey. Our tutors are flexible, experienced and qualified.

Book a session with one of our tutors. Watch this video and follow the instructions to book a tutor session with Adapt2me.

 

 

 

 

 

No Comments | 06 December, 2016

Technology in Learning Part II

Last week we examined the platforms one should consider in learning.  This week we take a look at collaboration tools that will allow you to engage with colleagues, instructors, or tutors to help you improve your language skills.

Unlike individual learning, collaborative learning capitalizes on the skills, experience, and resources of each participant.  Each person becomes accountable to the group for the attainment of a particular goal.  

The advantages to using this method of learning can be summed up in the following:

  • Collaborative learning can unite students in the group committed to each other’s success.
  • In certain cultures, where it is impolite to question authority, collaborative learning can offer the advantage of open discussion and discovery from one’s peers resulting in improved end results.
  • There is more flexibility in learning techniques as agreed upon by group consensus.

Collaboration tools

Learning anything new can result in frustration and even failure unless you get to put the new learning into practice immediately.  This is where collaboration can be a boon.  By pooling your resources with other individuals you can speed up the process of learning and application.  

For that, there are a number of resources available.  I mentioned Skype and Google Hangout in Part I of this series.  Both tools are used by Adapt2me.  With these tools, it is not only possible to do one-on-one meetings, but also group meetings.

 

These applications address geographical challenges, time differentials, and even language barriers.  In the latter case, enunciation and pronunciation can be dealt with easily by writing the mispronounced word or name and using the dictionary link, thus facilitating and expediting the learning process to a second language.

LiveBinder can be used to track and share lessons. Being able to organise resources in a digital binder will help track progression and achievement of targeted goals.

Voicethread is used to collaborate and employs several tools – text, drawings, multi-media, videos – to convey or enhance your communication.  

Or create a Google site to track progress, store and share information with a closed community.  Thus a community of like minded individuals can not only learn from each other but help each other to improve.

Facebook is also a great way to connect to others with the same interests. If you are interested in learning about a particular topic, chances are there is a group already created in Facebook where you can view, discuss, learn, and share more information about that topic.

 

Adapt2me has their custom application to connect you to tutors who can help you acquire the skill of a second language.  There are mobile applications to connect, practice, track, test your progress, and discuss your achievements on Discussion Boards.  It is self-paced, allowing you to advance at your own speed.  

Whatever platform you choose to help you learn, the goal should always be about the end result.  Choosing the right tool to get you to your learning goal is equally as important and should not be taken lightly.

No Comments | 03 June, 2016