Today, about 20% of college students use private tutors. However, this does not always ensure the expected results if the frequency of private tutoring is not optimal.
WHY TAKE AN INTEREST IN THE FREQUENCY OF TUTORING?
The importance of the frequency of private tutoring lies in the fact that private tutoring can stress your child. When you give your child private tuition, it is imperative to space out the sessions, as the opposite makes tuition commonplace. The child may think that school continues at home, which is precisely what you want to avoid. Indeed, if school results are not satisfactory, increasing the time spent “at school” can only stress and demotivate your child. On the other hand, too much frequency will create a child’s dependence on his or her private teacher. As a result, he will have difficulty gaining self-confidence and will not achieve any success at school without the presence of his teacher, which should be avoided at all costs.
NOT TOO FREQUENT… NOT TOO SPACED OUT
If the frequency of private tuition is too high, it is not conducive to learning. However, don’t fall into the trap, because if too frequent tutoring is counterproductive, sessions too far apart won’t help your child. Since the goal of private tutoring is to achieve better academic results, the child must be able to use what he or she has learned in school. Spacing out the sessions does not allow for synchronization of private tutoring with the school curriculum. At best, the teacher will only do overviews and will not go into the details of lessons and homework. In addition, it is difficult to address in one session the problems your child encounters in one or two weeks at school.
MAKING PRIVATE TUITION OPTIMAL
The frequency of private lessons is not the only parameter to be considered for effective sessions, the schedule must also be taken into account. It is important that you determine a fixed schedule that will be respected throughout the sessions. It is generally accepted that classes of 1 to 2 hours and 2 to 3 times a week offer the best results. As for the days, it is best to choose weekends and Wednesdays. With this rhythm, a certain complicity will develop between the tutor and the student, even if dependence is to be avoided. Thus, when confidence is established, your child will be able to freely express his blocks and the teacher will be able to teach him the appropriate methods.