At this unique point in time, thousands of families are struggling with an educational conundrum. How can they best support children to catch up with lost learning?
Undoubtedly, the Coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on every area of study. Recent reports estimate the ‘learning gap’ is around two to three and a half months, most significantly impacting fundamental topics such as English and Maths.
With uncertainty around the mainstream provision and practical restrictions of class sizes and school hours, tutors in Brighton have rarely been in as high demand; or as crucial to children’s future success.
In this article we explain why private tuition through an accomplished English tutor is key to making up for that lost time – and restoring all-important confidence!
Using Private Tutors for Learning
Securing additional English tuition is a fantastic way to reinforce the building blocks of success embedded in pervasive, important subjects across education.
Many young people are experiencing increasing anxiety as the end of term approaches – following a tumultuous year that has done little to bolster morale.
Impacts of lost learning during the pandemic include:
- A lack of confidence, with months of lockdown intertwined with bubble closures and home learning, sweeping away the safety net that students rely on.
- Decreases in self-esteem. Many children can build on their knowledge to keep pace with the curriculum – yet have lost conviction in their abilities.
- Stress around exams, starting a new term, or moving on to a new school and feeling left behind due to lost weeks in the classroom.
While many schools are doing a fantastic job trying to fill the inevitable gaps caused by lockdown, private tuition is a powerful way to address those concerns.
Fundamentally, an English tutor opens up a safe space. Learners have the opportunity to ask questions, revisit topics they feel unsure of, and engage in a diverse range of tailored tuition techniques. This process can restore their self-belief and appetite to persevere in their studies.
The Benefits of One to One English Tuition
We’ve touched here on the underlying benefits – and many of the compelling advantages to private tuition go far beyond the theory books. English is one of the most sought-after areas for tutors, with good reason.
Abilities such as writing skills might be essential to pass an English exam or reach key stage benchmarks but are also necessary to underpin understanding in so many other areas.
Think about these proficiencies, and you can quickly see why great English understanding reinforces learning confidence across the board:
- Writing with clarity and correctly structuring essays.
- Being able to deliver comprehensive responses to questions.
- Proficiency in debate, discussion and the ability to verbalise queries.
- Techniques used to analyse and critique information.
We use speech, reading and writing in almost every part of our daily communications. Children with confidence in English are substantially better equipped to tackle every other subject they come across.
Choosing the Right Time to Hire A Private Tutor
There has been much conjecture in the media about the ‘right’ ways to make up for lost learning. Education professionals will quickly point out that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution.
It seems unlikely that extended school hours or summer holiday lessons would be a viable sticking plaster. These ideas would be impossible in practicality and unlikely to help children reach their target learning levels.
The Elite Tutors Sussex team recognises that, after such a challenging year, the last thing young learners need is to be forced back into the classroom during a well-deserved break.
However, it’s difficult to exaggerate the potential for private English tuition to fill the gap, inspire confidence, and slot into your child’s schedule to ensure they start the new term with a newfound sense of readiness to learn.
There is a tremendous difference in classroom learning and focused 1:1 tuition:
- Elite Tutors Sussex recommends quality tutors specifically selected to meet the needs of your child. They work 1:1, meeting each student where they are and focusing on those tricky topics to help each learner regain confidence.
- The tutors we appoint don’t deliver one standardised learning technique. Instead, they work closely with schools and families to target their tuition support.
- Our expertise provides a crucial link to collate understanding, bridge learning gaps, and deliver outstanding results in terms of attainment, aspiration and appetite for progress.
While we may have lived through the toughest of years, the months ahead present an opportunity to define how today’s learners perceive education.
A professional English tutor will ensure subjects that feel confusing gain clarity, enabling children to move forward into a new school year with support, renewed self-belief and the courage to approach new tasks with determination.
Finding Exceptional Tutors Through Elite Tutors Sussex
It became apparent some months ago that exams would look a bit different this year, and many students would rely on teacher assessments to achieve a grade.
The Elite Tutors team quickly saw the crucial importance of tutors to help the many students facing even greater stresses around GCSE and A-Level results.
However, it’s also vital to acknowledge the strain on students of every age – including junior school pupils who feel daunted by the prospect of a new year and transitional learners heading into an unfamiliar school environment.
You are invited to learn more about our summary of the GCSE and A-Levels Summer 2021 situation via our earlier publication, with links to tutor packages and professional advice.
Moving forward, we provide exceptional English tuition tutors in Brighton and Hove for learners at every stage of their education, with a laser focus on collaborative learning.
In practice, that means assessing the stage of each student, identifying the ideal ways to enhance their knowledge, and liaising with teachers and parents to create an action plan for enjoyable, engaging, and successful private tuition.
The qualified teachers we introduce are highly accomplished in their fields. Our tutors are matched personally with each student, ensuring your tuition tutor is the ideal option to support your child – in overcoming lost learning and improving their aptitude for education in the years to come.
Tailored tuition, whether face-to-face or online, provides a concrete pathway to progression. Please enquire today to begin the process of appointing an expert English tutor to support your child.