What are the three types of tutoring? Our market research has identified the three types of tutoring as
- booklet or handout-based,
- and personalized tutoring.
It has been a long debate among parents, and guardians on which method is most effective. This blog post will go through the pros and cons, helping you make the best choice for you and your child!
BOOKLET/ HANDOUT-BASED TUTORING:
This method of tutoring is commonly associated with Kumon, by consumers.
Structured Learning: These tutoring programs often make it easier to follow and track progress. When a parent does not know how a child is doing, it lowers the program's reliability.
Self-Paced: Students can work at their own pace, which can help those who need extra time to grasp concepts.
Cost-Effective: These programs are often more affordable compared to personalized tutoring.
Lack of Personalization: It may not benefit unique learning needs. If a student has specific weaknesses they may not be recognized.
Limited Interaction: There is limited interaction with a tutor or teacher. With self-paced learning, distractable students can suffer.
Goal setting: Without the dedicated time from a tutor a student cannot work towards goals.
Lack of motivation: With a self-directed course, students can struggle to complete extra work on top of their existing load. Without a teacher there to help you stay on track it is unlikely that students can self-motivate to complete things on time.
IN-SCHOOL (PEER TO PEER AND TEACHER TUTORING:
Accessibility: In-school tutoring is available to students during school hours, making it convenient.
Peer Support: This can create a safe learning environment where students may feel more comfortable asking for help.
Teacher Expertise: Teacher-led tutoring ensures students receive guidance from a subject-matter expert.
Limited Availability: In-school tutoring may have limited availability. With teacher’s busy schedules, it is unlikely sessions can be longer than a fast conversation or a lunch hour.
Lack of Individualization: Due to group settings, in-school tutoring will not address each student's specific needs.
Possible Lack of Engagement: Some students may not be engaged during in-school tutoring sessions.
Individualized Learning: Personalized tutoring is perfect for unique needs, goals, and learning styles.
Increased Engagement: Students often feel more engaged and motivated with one-on-one attention. Personalized tutoring can accommodate a student's schedule and preferences.
Higher Cost: Personalized tutoring tends to be more expensive than other forms.
Availability: Finding a qualified and available personalized tutor can be challenging. Regardless, A&D Tutoring’s group of experts ensures they meet demand and make everyone’s dreams a reality.
Time-Consuming: Attending frequent tutoring sessions may take up more time in busy schedules.
Your chosen tutoring method depends on the individual student's needs, preferences, and circumstances. Some students may enjoy a combination of approaches, while others may prefer one. Consider not only the pros and cons but also the specific goals and learning styles of the student. With all that taken into account, we believe every child can succeed. With every tutoring session we ensure to meet with parents and students to access this, you can contact us 780-444-9349 or [email protected].