How does tutoring benefit students?

by Roger on December 8, 2021


There are many reasons parents choose tutoring for their children. Some parents feel unable to help their children with schoolwork. Others may find their children are more receptive to working through school struggles with another person. Tutoring can help strengthen subject comprehension, boost confidence, and build important learning skills.

Tutoring gives students individualised attention that they don’t get in a crowded classroom. This helps children who struggle to keep up, as well as those who aren’t challenged enough. It also keeps students on track during breaks from school, such as during the summer break.


Tutoring programs can help your child develop study and learning skills that will help set up your child for success for his or her entire life. There are many advantages of tutoring services:

  1. Individual and unique learning experience
    Students will receive an individualised learning experience they can’t always get in a classroom setting. Tutors can customise the lessons and activities just for your child, a benefit unique to both one-on-one and small group tutoring. 

  2. One-on-one
    Each student has a unique learning style that tutors can accommodate with significant improvement in both short- and long-term learning outcomes. 

  3. Small group tutoring
    Small group tutoring lowers the overall cost of tutoring, without any significant impact on the ability of tutors to accommodate individual student learning styles. Small groups allow a bond to develop between students, where collaborative learning becomes possible - a key skill for tertiary and workforce environments.

  4. Improves academic performance
    Tutoring will prepare your child for tests and exams, while tutors work with your child on specific problem areas. Your child’s grades and understanding of the subject will significantly improve when working with a tutor.

  5. Improves attitude towards learning and school
    Learning will become fun for your child. With constant encouragement and praise, your child will no longer feel overwhelmed or frustrated with school.

  6. Encourages self-paced and self-directed learning
    With tutoring, your child will learn to take the initiative in their school work. Your child will also learn how to control the learning pace.

  7. Improves self-esteem and confidence
    Your child’s self-esteem and confidence will increase through tutoring, by providing him or her with the resources and skills he or she needs to excel in school.

  8. Improves work and study habits
    Through tutoring, your child will learn work and study habits they will use for life. These skills will help prepare your child to successfully achieve their goals both inside and outside of school.

  9. Positive workspace
    Tutoring provides an environment free of distractions, with fewer students and disruptions around so your child is better able to focus on learning. In many situations, this undistracted focus allows students to progress ahead of their peers at school.

  10. Encourages independence and responsibility
    Your child will gain the ability to do school work on their own, without your help. Your child will realise their own personal growth and will learn to take responsibility for their studies.

  11. Helps overcome learning obstacles
    Your child’s tutor will specifically target whichever aspect of learning they are having troubles with, whether it’s writing, math, language, or reading.

  12. Encourages the freedom to ask questions
    At school, your child may not always feel comfortable asking questions in front of their peers. Tutoring will help teach your child to be comfortable asking questions, big or small, without feeling self-conscious.

  13. Improves social and behavioural skills
    Tutoring services will help your child become a better communicator, form better relationships with peers, and make more positive social and behavioural adjustments.

  14. Increases ability to manage one’s learning
    Your child will become more competent in their learning and more successful in managing their school work.

  15. Challenges those who need it
    Tutoring helps bored or under-stimulated students reach their full potential.

  16. Prepares your child for tertiary education
    Students heading off to university will learn how to create study plans, develop advanced study skills, and learn superior time management skills. There are numerous benefits of tutoring in university, including reinforcement of existing knowledge and gaining a better understanding of a field of study.

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Topics: Tutoring, disadvantaged students, exam study