Sometimes the hardest step in making progress is admitting that we need help. Hiring a tutor is not about incompetence at all, it’s about utilizing all the resources and tools available to help you reach your full potential. If you take a look at your academic performance, there might be a few signs that are showing you that you are in need of a tutor.
See if the following rings true for you:
9) You Don’t Know How to Manage Your Time
Do you find yourself cramming the night before a big exam? Are you busy with extracurricular activities or never seem to have enough time to study?
One of the main benefits of investing in tutoring services is receiving assistance with time management. A tutor can help you plan and set aside specific hours for studying, which will allow you to effectively manage your time and complete your assigned work. With a tutor’s support, you can add some more structure to your schedule and direct your focus where it’s most needed.
8) You Are Behind on The Basics
Tutoring sessions are a great way to catch up on the basics. Sometimes taking a step back is necessary to grasp concepts that you might have missed before. These basics lay the groundwork for future assignments in many subjects, and if you don’t have a good grasp on these concepts, you will always feel behind. A tutor can help you identify which concepts you need to review and guide you through the material. Tutors are there to provide you with explanations for the things you don’t quite understand and make sure you’re up to speed.
Some of us engage much better when we are in a one-on-one learning environment. If you are too shy to ask questions about a concept, a tutoring session is an ideal place for you to explore the subject in-depth. You can ask your tutor everything that you’ve been wondering about without feeling like the question is “dumb.” Learning with a tutor will help build your confidence in both yourself and the subject at hand.
6) You Lack Confidence
Do your assignments not make sense? Do you get nervous when taking tests? Are you unsure of how to study more effectively? A tutor can help. Tutors can answer the questions you have and provide you with the right tools and methods to help you achieve the scores you want. Tutors can encourage you when completing assignments and provide you with strategies to manage testing anxiety.
5) You Don’t Have Supervision or Support
As much as parents would love to be involved in their children’s homework, it just isn’t possible in all households. Supervision plays a big role in support and accountability. It helps to have someone who can not only guide you tough material but make sure you’re completing your work on time and follow up with you and your teachers as well to stay on top of all assignments. If you don’t have anyone at home or at college to help you with your studies, a tutor is the ideal person to fill both roles.
4) You’ve Missed a Lot of Work
Life happens, and we cannot always stay on top of things. Did you recently move to a new location, or had to help you grandmother when she was sick? Maybe there were some financial problems that prevented you from going to class or buying textbooks.
Who knows, maybe you are living a double life as a child actor and your latest blockbuster caused you to miss a lot of work. Whatever the case may be, a tutor will help you catch up on what you’ve missed and get you back on track.
3) You Dislike a Specific Subject
Do you have a subject that you couldn’t care less about? Studying for something that you don’t care about is a frustrating task. Although it’s perfectly fine to not enjoy a certain topic, your performance will affect the rest of your grades. A tutor can help you engage with the subject matter by relating it to things you care about and help you master the work so that it won’t bring your overall grades down.
2) You’ve Seen a Sudden Decline in Grades
Maybe you are used to schoolwork being easy, but suddenly nothing is making sense? If you’ve seen your grades decline, it might be a sign that you need some assistance. A tutor can pinpoint where you went off track and help you revise and review difficult work. With a tutor’s help, you can get back on track in no time.
1) You Give it Your All But Don’t Succeed
Do you feel like you just need that extra nudge? The worst part of studying is giving it your all, but not seeing the results. That can leave us feeling despondent and debilitated. Not being able to meet the curriculum standards is a sure sign that a tutoring service will be highly beneficial.
You’d be surprised to see how a few additional resources or a different method of learning can turn around your academic performance. Tutors are trained to find the solution that works the best for you.
These are just some of the signs that may signal that you are in need of a tutor. No student is the same, and there might be a variety of reasons for investing in a tutor. Maybe you’ve been achieving, but you just need that extra push to get the results you want, or you’ve decided that you want to go to college but you’ve never focused on academics. Whatever the reason, or whatever the season – Strive Academics is set on finding an education solution for your specific needs.