Tutor, teacher, or just an instructor? To whom do you turn when your student needs more help than you’re able to provide? In general, we expect public/private schoolteachers to be sufficient facilitators of their respective subjects of expertise for all their students, but that is entirely unrealistic. No one instructor could provide a sufficient amount of time and energy to each pupil’s satisfaction even if the instructor was willing, and so the more serious students must tax the teachers with their questions at the end of the day (providing the teachers even stay late after school hours). Some institutions graciously provide free after school homework help, but it is not individual tutoring. It is also not conducted by tutors that are handpicked for the students’ needs. It is general homework help, but your student needs specialized attention and help. That means the English teacher probably shouldn’t assist students with advanced calculus unless he or she has also studied the subject thoroughly. That’s generally not the case, and it is the general population that we are addressing here.
There is no doubt that students need help from time to time, but where do you get it? A typical Internet search will render countless tutoring agencies, companies, and independent freelance tutors, but you want quality not quantity. Is a group of 5 - 15 students with unrelated academic needs in one room really conducive for your student’s understanding? Most parents would say no, but what most don’t know is that this is the typical tutoring arrangement with the majority of the tutoring companies. You can hire a private tutor, but without a third party to verify the tutor’s identity and qualifications, you are taking a serious risk with your money and possibly safety.
The LP Learning Center screens and tests their tutors rigorously, so that whether they tutor your student at home or at our center, you can rest assured that your student is receiving one-on-one instruction, tailored to his or her needs. We also offer small group sessions in which the group does not exceed 2 students, and each group is focused on the same subject. We have flexible scheduling and can tutor all the major core subjects for all age groups. If you have ever considered tutoring for yourself or your student, look no further. We’ve taken care of the leg work for you so you don’t have to.
One-on-one tutoring is an advantage that a student who is struggling cannot afford to do without. It is the tutor’s undivided attention that ensures a student is not merely memorizing information but grasping the concepts that act like the building blocks for the rest of his or her future comprehension of the subject. If one stone in this foundation is missing, the structure could collapse. The one-tutor-one-student method naturally reveals any weaknesses and reinforces them through focused and consistent interaction, and any fundamental mistakes are transformed into a solid foundation on which students can continue to build the rest of their education.
Although there are many resources out there that assist students in their confusion over a subject (i.e. the internet, the library, teachers, etc.), they cannot always recognize and adapt to students’ learning styles and support them in the way they need. In addition, teachers are often divided unwillingly between many students, who ask for help and learn in different ways. Although teachers would like to personally help each and every one of their students, the reality is that more often than not they simply cannot. No one is at fault. Teachers were not intended to give every student undivided attention. However, that is the tutor’s function. It is this dynamic and holistic quality in one-on-one tutoring that makes it indispensable to a student’s understanding of any subject.
Given a choice, most people prefer to have a single individual teach them because they understand the effectiveness in “private lessons” like most one-on-one instruction is called. How much more would students benefit from individualized attention for topics that are absolutely foundational for a successful life and career? One-on-one tutoring is an ideal supplement for anyone’s education and the solution for a student’s problem subject.