When you have five children like me it can be very difficult to give them one to one time, especially when it comes to schoolwork and helping them prepare for exams.
A few years ago when my now 21 year old daughter was halfway through her A’Level studies she was really struggling to understand one of her subjects, and that was sociology. It is without doubt a tough subject and she needed to pass it with at least a B grade so she could go to university and study to become a nurse which was her dream.
Sadly my understanding of sociology is very limited and between the two of us we were getting very stressed. I was particularly concerned that she would fall behind and worse still lose interest because she simply didn’t understand it. A solution needed to be found and pretty quickly.
We had a chat as to the best way forward and my daughter said a number of her friends were having tuition outside of school, and that she actually knew somebody that would be able to help her with extra tuition. Problem solved!
Initially I did think that it was not necessary to have extra tuition outside of school. I would imagine most parents think this way, so I was surprised at how many of her friends were actually having extra tuition. Nowadays, 1 in 4 children in secondary education have at some point been tutored, yet parents don’t talk about it. It’s almost as thought they’re embarrassed that they could be admitting their children are falling behind. I know now that this is simply not true. Having a tutor to help your child with their schoolwork complements their classroom work, and is perfectly normal.
Of course today it is much easier than ever to find a tutor. You can simply go online. When I saw My Tutor I thought this is brilliant because all the tutoring can be done online and therefore fit around family life. My Tutor handpicks all of its tutors and their lessons are one to one, live, interactive and more importantly recorded so your children can go back to them for revision.
My daughter thankfully went on to pass her A ‘levels and managed to get 3 grade A results which enabled her to go to university and she is now an SRN nurse working for the NHS. This proves that extra tuition was worthwhile.
You can sign up to My Tutor with this link and get £10 off your first lesson. It is a pay-as-you-go service and you can meet the tutors for free before deciding who suits you and your child best as a tutor.
Have you ever had a tutor for your children? Would you consider using an online tutor? I would love to hear in the comments below.
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