4 Ways Tutoring Can Help Support Your Student’s Wellbeing

With students facing a whole host of pressures and worries growing up, if left unchecked it can quickly start to have a negative impact on school work, as well as take a toll on their general wellbeing. In fact, the YoungMinds charity found that 90% of school heads have reported an increase in the numbers of students experiencing anxiety or stress over the last five years. With many families turning to tutoring to help improve their child’s grades, they have also found some surprising benefits that are really benefiting their child’s well being and having a positive impact on their everyday lives.

  1. Improved Confidence And Self-Esteem

Annie gave me confidence about my abilities! Ralitsa, London

Karen’s confidence was really low when you met her and she was extremely shy, however after you sent Gemma to us she seems like a completely different girl, her teachers have commented on her confidence and her improvements at school. Jane, Epping

Having a tutor has found time and time again that it really helps build happier and more confident students. Simply having dedicated one-to-one time and space to build up and nurture foundational skills, gaps in learning and general knowledge can have a massive impact on a student’s confidence and self-esteem levels. Studies have even shown a direct link between academic success and self-esteem. In fact, a tutor will work hard during their sessions to help your child recognise their strengths, build up confidence levels and encourage them to believe they can do it.

  1. The Ability To Ask Any Question

The children are often nervous to ask for help in the large classroom setting, but if they are at home with the Tutor they will happily say, “Actually, I don’t get that.” The Tutor is always very patient and just goes over it again. Nikki, Saffron Walden

With students usually being in a class of roughly 30 other kids, it can make it difficult to have the confidence to ask questions, especially as they will often worry about looking ‘stupid’ in front of their classmates. This can mean the questions are left unanswered, which quickly builds up learning gaps as well as anxiety about asking for extra help. A tutor takes time to build a safe space that gives students the ability to always ask any question at any time without feeling uncomfortable. Tutors will happily revisit topics twice, three or even four times if it doesn’t make sense. In fact, the confidence in being able to ask questions can often rub off into the classroom, with students not feeling so intimidated to ask if they need clarification on something.

3. Improved Motivation Levels And Enjoyment Of Learning

I love that the tutor knows how to get the best out of my son and motivates him that he just wants more. L Llewellyn, Stoke-On-Trent

My daughter’s enjoyment of the subject has hugely improved. Mrs. MsC, Farnham

Both Edward and Harry have been amazing and have reignited my passion for my subjects. I am forever grateful for their help and invested time in my studies. Ollie, Warwick

Helping build up a love of learning can really transform a student’s general wellbeing. A tutor will aim to teach subjects in an interesting way, as well as adapting their teaching methods to fit with a student’s individual learning style, which can help hugely with understanding and enjoyment levels. Rather than the sole focus being achieving great grades, a tutor also wants to help students find a motivation to learn and build up healthy study habits, which are invaluable when it comes to inspiring students to become life-long learners and approach future learning with a positive attitude.

4. Improved Behaviour And Attitude

We have noticed a big improvement in Samantha’s behaviour around the home now she is achieving much better results in her school work. Mrs Raeburn-Ward

Having a tutor can really help improve so many different areas of a student’s general wellbeing. One unexpected benefit is the transformational effects it can have on a child’s behaviour and attitude in general. In fact, it’s been found that students that have one-to-one tutoring sessions become much better at communicating, are able to form better relationships and their behaviour improves. This can be due to tutors really taking the time to help learning become a fun and manageable experience. One of the main areas tutors focus on is helping students build up executive functioning skills, which is often lacking in school. This includes time management, organisational skills, study habits and showing students ways revision and workload can be broken down into smaller chunks. This combined with regular encouragement and praise can really zap feelings of overwhelm and frustration a student may have been experiencing, especially as their confidence and skills on how to manage schoolwork grows. In its place parents will often notice a remarkable difference and shift in their child’s behaviour and attitude for the better.

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