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You come home after a stressful and busy day at work. You muster up the energy to cook, tidy up, catch up on the day’s events and at the end of it, you are exhausted. Then your child comes to you to ask for help with their long division, or history essay or some other very difficult academic task. That is where our private tuition in Wallington comes in.
You don’t want panic to set in as you trawl the farthest reaches of your memory (or Google) to help your child answer questions to things that you have long forgotten about. For many parents, this is a familiar story and on top of all the pressures that come along with parenting, ensuring your child has the best quality education sometimes seems impossible.
At StudyBox, we provide private tuition to children of all ages to ensure they can reach their true academic potential.
Our tutors provide a personalised approach to learning with a focus on what your child needs. Your child will have the opportunity to concentrate on areas that are challenging and learn in a far more creative and flexible way than they could in the classroom.
Private tutors love what they do. This is why they do it. They will be enthusiastic and confident about the subject that they are teaching and will create a learning environment that is both fun and exciting for you child. This environment will cultivate a more positive and confident mindset, encouraging your child to take responsibility for their education and reduce your need monitor them.
Private tutors are invested as much in your child’s learning as you are and will give you honest and ongoing feedback on their progress. They will keep you informed of your child’s success as well as any areas they are struggling in and will put in place effective strategies to address them.
Finally, private tutors are adept at knowing what examiners are looking for. They can help your child deal with the pressures of the exam environment and teach them how to give the best possible responses. They can work through previous exams and tests to ensure your child has the competitive edge when it comes to exam time.
There is a whole host of reasons why private tuition can help give you piece of mind that your child is getting the best possible education, and lift the weight off your shoulders. For more information on how we can help just get in touch.
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There are very few things more important to your child’s education and development in life, than becoming proficient and confident with reading. Children who are well read are often more confident at school, have better communication skills and have higher self-esteem. However, being a good reader is a skill and is not something that comes naturally to all children.
Here are some ways you can help your child improve their reading skills:
The first thing to remember is that all children are different. Some would prefer to read aloud in front of their parents, some might prefer that you read to them, and others might prefer a combination of the two methods. It’s important to know which environment your child is most comfortable reading in so that they are encouraged and motivated to read.
Making sure your child is surrounded by the right reading material is almost as important as the environment they read in. If your child has to suffer through a book which he or she has no interest in, they will not be motivated to want to learn. Whether it’s a story about ghouls and ghosts; a comic book featuring superheroes; or a magazine about wild animals, feeding your child’s passions and interests is the key to their literacy success.
The old adage “practice makes perfect” rings true, especially when it comes to improving your child’s reading. If you set aside regular time for reading with your child, this will eventually become part of their routine.
We all know that when unrealistic targets are set at work, it leaves us stressed, anxious and demotivated to meet our goals. The same thing goes for kids and their attitude to reading. If they are given a book that seems impossible to get through or reading material that they can’t relate to or understand, they are likely to give up before they have even started. However, if you set achievable goals, such as setting a time limit on reading, or reading a chapter of a book per night, your child will be challenged but also motivated to read.
If your child finishes a challenging reading task or shows continued commitment to their reading, it is important to acknowledge and celebrate that success. When you reward their effort, they will want to continue the hard work.
Studybox can teach your child a range of strategies to help them improve their English reading skills. For more information on how we can help just get in touch.
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