We like to think that our children should be able to pick up all of the information that they need to learn from listening to lectures, reading their book, and studying their notes. When they come home with poor grades, we often struggle to understand what the problem could be. Few parents realize that some children simply cannot learn correctly through the methods that a teacher is using. Fortunately, tutors exist and may be able to help.
A tutor is going to help your child to walk through the various subjects that they struggle with and will do so in a way that your child can understand. Your child may be missing key concepts that are formed in the beginning of class, keeping them from understanding current lectures. Your child may also be a visual learner with a teacher who does nothing but sit in front of the class and talk.
It is ok for a student to struggle in a class because they cannot retain information in that specific way. Tutors exist to work with your child to get them to perform well in class.
Tutors can be helpful for an entire semester of class, or may simply be helpful for a few weeks. Talk to your child about the struggles that they have in a classroom and see if a tutor is right for their issues. Some tutors are willing to come to your home - others work through tutoring offices. Some schools even offer tutoring connections, for free, for students who struggle.
Tutoring can be a strong tool for your child and can help them to excel in the classroom. If you notice that your child is struggling in school do not get angry or be confused - talk about tutoring and see if this service can help your child to get back on track.