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We find where your child needs help and at what grade-level. Then your child gets a lesson from a tutor on the missing information, the gap. Then, the student practices with an online program to get 100s, or the student completes practice worksheets until getting 100s.
English Language/ Inglés Para Ninos by grade-level - grammar, reading skills, reading comprehension, vocabulary.
Math by grade-level - arithmetic, algebra, money, fractions, long division, graphs, Algebra II, Pre Calculus.
Your tutor has materials for your child's lessons, from the ABCs to this week's Pre-Calculus assignment.
Professional tutors teach to individual students. Not only is every lesson explained for the benefit of one single student, but the program is also individual.
A tutor knows what to teach each student because each student has an individual program. The tutor must evaluate the student's current levels and adapt the program to what the student knows and does not know. One way to check levels is with an assessment or series of tests. Most professional tutors will make a program based on assessments.
These assessments tell the tutor what to put into the program. What is the child missing according to her or his grade? These are called "learning gaps" or "gaps". When a student is behind in school, they did not miss everything. They do not need to go back to the previous grades. Students who are behind need someone to teach them what they missed, not to do it all again.
If a student does not go back and learn what she or he missed, the school will not go back. That is what tutoring is for. It is to do what the schools cannot do, to go back just for one student and teach them just what they need.
If a student does not go back to learn the "gaps", then the student will be missing some of the basics. Not knowing the basics makes each grade more difficult, and more gaps are created. The reason is that every year, the learning gets more difficult. Each grade has to build on the previous grade.
Professional tutors know this - they make sure the student fills those gaps to get to level.
Another aspect of professional tutors is that they know teaching methods to help each individual student. Tutoring is not giving the answers. Tutoring helps a student get to up to grade-level in the most direct way possible.
In-school tutoring programs have great stories of success. There are students who just did not understand the lesson for the day. They come after school and they understand how to do it now. Most students benefit, but when a student is already struggling, not everyone can get the help they need after school.
We believe in our schools. Our teachers and administrators are doing the best they can with ever-tightening budgets and ever expanding rosters. Schools are currently under-staffed, under-budgeted, filled to the limit, and there is a teacher trying to get 30 students to learn a lesson. Our teachers work all day long - they grade papers, complete lesson plans, and prepare the next classes - (heroes that take care of our kids) but then, they stay extra, at the end the day - and help students who need extra help. In most cases, the teacher will not make individual programs for the students after school. While many students get the help they need, success is not going to happen for everyone that stays after-school.
Sometimes, teachers work individually with students, usually if the student comes to the teacher with a specific question. Many times the teacher will do the homework on the board, and students can ask questions and finish their homework. Sometimes the after-school program is like a study hall. The teacher works on grading papers, while the students do their homework. Students can ask questions, but some students are shy or not comfortable interrupting a teacher, even though the teacher is there to help.
The best way to know if staying after-school is helping a student is if the student starts doing better, not just finishing the homework. If a student is doing better, you can tell, especially on tests and writing samples. If their test scores, from the subjects in school improve, the student is doing better and learning more.. If the grades improve because of completed homework, but the test scores do not improve, then the after school help is not working
Parents are also very busy. And, parents also do not remember all the lessons from school. Today's parents may not know the new methods or the new topics they are teaching in school these days.
Sometimes parents, and also siblings, will try to help a student by giving the answers. The idea is for the student to get a good grade, but the student is not learning. And the next time the student has to do this alone, the student will not know.
For parents and siblings to be good tutors at home, the important thing to remember, the most important part of learning is doing and then teaching back. Get your kid to practice what they are supposed to know, then make them come up with their own examples to show you,
Life teaches us that we all need to help each other. All of us need help at different points in our lives. From moving something big and heavy to learning something new or even just for some advice. We all depend on each other to learn and grow and sometimes to lighten a heavy load.
As a community, we depend on one another also. We depend on our schools, governments, local stores, and personal services to make our modern lives possible and better.