How a Tutor Can Find and Fill Gaps in Learning

Learning gaps are more common than you might think. These are the areas in your child’s learning that your child may struggle to fully grasp. It could be an entire subject or just a particular topic. Whatever, the problem, it’s important that these learning gaps are addressed as early as possible before there’s a problem so as not to hinder their progress and leave them feeling frustrated.

In this article, we’ll explore how a tutor can identify and bridge gaps and help your child to reach their full potential.

Assessing Knowledge and Skills

You might already know what areas your child needs assistance with. If you’re not completely sure, a tutor can delve a little deeper to find out more about your child’s knowledge and skills. From diagnostic tests and quizzes to simply having an open chat with your child, your tutor will work hard to get to the bottom of any learning difficulties. From here, they can work out the best tutoring approach.

Developing a Personalised Learning Plan

Once your tutor has identified any learning struggles, they will create a personalised learning plan for your child. For example, this learning plan might include breaking down a tricky subject matter into manageable chunks and prioritising the areas that need immediate attention. They will also set clear objectives and targets for your child so that sessions aren’t too overwhelming and they feel they are making progress.

Tailoring Learning Styles

Every child responds differently to tutoring. That’s why it’s important that tutors align their tutoring techniques with the needs of every student. For example, some students love to learn from textbooks and take notes, while others will thrive when presented with interactive learning resources and online quizzes. It’s all about finding what works best for each student, and your tutor will have a wide range of styles and resources up their sleeves!

Practice and Reinforcement

In the classroom, teachers are under a lot of pressure to teach one part of the syllabus and then move swiftly on to the next. They don’t always have time to address learning gaps. But a tutor does. Once your tutor has identified any gaps in your child’s knowledge, they can focus on these gaps and use repetition and practice to close these gaps and build your child’s confidence. They will also have regular review sessions with your child to ensure the knowledge has hit home.


Constructive Feedback and Progress Monitoring

Another important part of a tutor’s role is progress monitoring and providing continuous feedback. This can help you as a parent to keep track of your child’s progress (and ensure you are getting value for money) and your tutor to identify any persistent learning gaps. During feedback, your tutor will highlight areas of improvement and also how they plan to address any remaining gaps.

Don’t Let Learning Gaps Hold Your Child Back

Ready to bridge learning gaps and help your child succeed academically? At Tutor Doctor, our team of experienced tutors provides personalised support to match every child’s unique needs. From assessments and individualised learning plans to setting goals and continuous monitoring, we ensure that no learning gap goes unaddressed.


Don’t let learning gaps hinder your child’s progress. Get in touch with Tutor Doctor today to find out more about our services and what a difference a one-to-one tutor could make to your child’s educational journey. Find a local tutor today to get started.