A 2010 New York Times article (“As Private Tutoring Booms, Parents Look at the Returns“) takes a close look at tutoring and evaluates some of the benefits. As you might imagine, there are a number of advantages noted.
For children struggling with keeping up at school, tutoring provides significant help that will show results in virtually all of their academic pursuits. There are a number of dynamics at work with good tutoring that combine to produce results. These benefits may start with better grades at school, but extend also to increased self-esteem, better peer relationships, and a better home life.
One of the most significant advantages of tutoring is found in the relationship between your child and the tutor. It’s frequently difficult for parents to offer significant help to a struggling child, because the scope of your relationships can actually serve to hinder the effectiveness. An Academic Learning Labs tutoring relationship will be targeted to help your child overcome obstacles in specific areas of study and study habits. Parents simply do not have that type of relationship. You’re the one who chides them to clean their room, wash the dishes, and occasionally deny them the use of the car. These elements are naturally part of your relationship, but they complicate the effectiveness of your schoolwork interactions. And in a classroom setting, a teacher has dozens of other students competing for attention, so the specific needs of any individual frequently are sidelined in favor of teaching to the middle.
When your child works with one of our tutors, none of these issues cloud the task. Many children quickly become enthusiastic about their tutoring sessions for these very reasons. They are learning to overcome obstacles at school with someone who is sympathetic and dedicated to their success — without broader concerns that may be present at home or school.
But tutoring is also vital for children on the other end of the spectrum. Many children display superior talents in areas that quickly propel them to levels that are beyond the scope of a typical classroom and may quickly exceed their parents’ abilities. These children can benefit greatly from targeted tutoring that will feed their talents and equip them to excel. They are no longer bound by the limitations of a classroom setting that is incapable of meeting their specific needs. We will provide tutoring that unleashes your child’s abilities giving them the challenge and satisfaction they are unable to find in school.
At Academic Learning Labs we have flexible tutoring plans designed to meet both your budget and schedule. We are one of Orange County’s leading tutoring services. We specialize in helping students reach their academic goals through math tutoring, science tutoring, and SAT/ACT Prep programs. Located in Rancho Santa Margarita, we’re dedicated to helping your child fulfill their potential and partnering with you to propel them to success. We have proven tutoring programs that will equip your child to excel in high school and succeed in college as well. Call us at 949-546-0800 for details on our college preparation tutoring.