Does mentoring really help?

Research shows that traditional tutoring can help students increase their levels of self-confidence. While this may not help your child get better grades right away, it can be extremely beneficial in the long run.

Does mentoring really help?

Research shows that traditional tutoring can help students increase their levels of self-confidence. While this may not help your child get better grades right away, it can be extremely beneficial in the long run. A self-confident student is more likely to participate, answer questions and be less afraid of making mistakes. I am confused with your comment, it instills a lack of responsibility and dissemination of responsibility.

So, a student who wants to enter a higher engineering school and needs a little extra help with his AP Physics work, shouldn't he have a tutor? Why will the tutor ask him to do the homework (not do it for him) and he is responsible for making sure he understands the concepts of that task? I am a teacher and when a student needs additional help and hires a tutor, I have seen incredible progress. I'm curious to know where you found the facts that give truth to your argument. There are benefits to tutoring for both the tutor and the student. Yes, “tutee” is a correct term.

In this article I will focus on the benefits for students who are being tutored. If tutoring is conducted “the right way”, the student will benefit greatly from tutoring. Mentoring offers a systematic and structured learning experience in a more individualized way. It also improves the student's self-esteem, attitude to the subject and academic performance, as well as personal growth.

In addition to that, tutoring is a self-guided and self-directed learning process. Tutoring will prepare your child for tests and exams, while tutors work with your child on specific problem areas. Your child's grades and comprehension of the subject matter will improve significantly when you work with a tutor. There is a lot of evidence that regular tutoring improves academic performance by helping students master key concepts and develop self-confidence.

The results are usually slow but steady, and grades improve as the student masters study skills. You won't see changes overnight, but long-term private tutoring has a proven track record of improving academic performance. Proper math tutoring should demonstrate during each tutoring session how learning mathematics occurs in general. A good tutor will ask the student to find the definition in the textbook, read it a few times, and then the tutor will check the comprehension by asking the student to give the definition in their own words or to use the new concept in a mathematics problem.

City Year, a non-profit organization that provides mentoring to approximately 38,000 students in 29 cities, already plans to offer up-to-date training to its tutor corps. Participation is one of the main challenges, both in terms of building a relationship with each student and maintaining interactive tutoring in the absence of traditional materials such as whiteboards, or when circumstances dictate telephone tutoring rather than a video format, said Christine SysAntos Levy, coordinator of projects of the Johns Hopkins School of Education Research and Reform Center. I would add that the purpose of tutoring is to help students help themselves, and to help or guide them to the point where they become independent students and therefore no longer need a tutor. Such is the strength of mentoring research that other countries are supporting mentoring as a central strategy for putting children back on track.

With one-on-one and regular tutoring with a tutor who trains themselves and focuses on the learning process, you can create amazing results. As part of being in the tutoring industry, I have spoken to a large number of students who have also received tutoring from other companies. When the student did not know how to solve an assignment math problem, the tutor would show him all the steps necessary to solve the problem and then the student would solve a similar problem by imitating the steps he had learned from the tutor. It makes the student dependent on long-term tutoring and doesn't help them when tutoring stops or when they go to college.

When a guardian works as a “homework machine” for your child, it would probably be better if your child didn't have a guardian. While tutoring is more likely to benefit the student than not, research on tutoring is contradictory because there are so many factors at play. . .

Lipa Bunton
Lipa Bunton

Future teacher-I hope! I am currently at university in England. I got into blogging during lockdown, which is when I became an online tutee too! I love blogging and love tutoring. I'm also a total maths geek. I've been tutoring GCSE students for a while, and this is a blog about GCSE tutoring.