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Five Reasons Why You Should Invest in an Academic Tutor for Your Kids

December 3, 2019

Course sequencing is an important component of college applications. Admission offices like to see that students are challenging themselves academically each year. To do this, it is crucial that a planned out “action plan” is identified before a student enters high school.

 

Not every student favors each subject they are required to take to graduate high school. Some students lean more towards the math and science fields, while others lean more towards the humanities and social sciences. Inevitably, a student will come across a subject matter that they may struggle with. When this happens, it’s important for parents to address this immediately. By not assessing the situation, it can cause a negative snowball effect and may impact the overall curriculum sequencing and academic rigor that is so vital to college applications.

 

Depending on your location, finding an academic tutor in Brentwood, TN, Franklin, TN, or Nashville, TN is important to consider. There are many different companies who offer in-home or in-office services. Read my other blogs that discusses what questions you should ask prospective tutors.

 

Here are my top 5 reasons why parents should hire an academic tutor.

 

1. To Prevent Your Child from Falling Behind

Performance each year dictates what a student will be eligible to take the following year. The earlier this is addressed, the more likely a student will succeed during all four years of high school.

 

2. To Develop Productive Study Skills

Finding a good academic tutor who can teach effective study skills is vital. Time management, stress management, and focusing tips are good to weave into any tutoring session.

 

3. To Keep the Peace

Hiring an objective person who is outside of the family is a often an effective way to keep the peace between parents and students. Avoid homework hassles and hire out for this one.

 

4. Carving out Relaxation Time

If you find that your child doesn’t have enough time to relax and be a kid, then you may want to consider hiring a tutoring service to help him/her prioritize learning material they are stuck on to open time for relaxation and fun.

 

5. Customization

Not every student learns material the same way. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses when it comes to leaning. An effective tutor will be able to identify what a student needs to work on and teach them study skills that they will utilize well beyond high school. Depending on the student’s strengths and weaknesses, it  may be appropriate to hire different tutors for different purposes.

 

As a Middle TN independent educational consultant, I have a list of recommended academic and test prep tutors in the Brentwood, Franklin, and Nashville, TN areas. I do not believe that there is a “one size fits all” approach when it comes to tutoring. Depending on the student’s strengths and weaknesses, it may be appropriate to hire different tutors for different purposes. College admissions is all about strategy and academic tutoring is no different.

 

Looking for recommendations on a tutoring service in Franklin, TN or Brentwood, TN? Contact me to learn more.

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