It happens to the best of us.
We all get stuck once in a while and need that little extra help to see us over the high hurdles. For kids, struggling with homework can be a real source of worry and frustration, leading to feelings of inadequacy which can be highly damaging to their confidence and self esteem.
Many parents already look outside the education system and make use of home tuition to top-up learning, but this alone is not without its obstacles. It’s easy to see why so many of us take the decision to get help – perennial concerns over expanding class sizes, failing schools and general education standards are all factors.
Private tuition is a growing trend amongst parents wanting to help their kids keep up at school, compete for places at the best schools or revise for exams. Identifying the need for extra help is one thing but there are still hurdles to jump – not least finding a private tutor.
Though seemingly convenient, home tutoring requires a good deal of organisation and deep pockets; parents must first find the time to both locate good tutors and fit sessions into already busy family schedules – not to mention find a way to fund the whole operation.
Problems even finding home tutors mean that some kids simply never get the support they need. Those already benefiting from face to face tutoring agree there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to supporting kids outside of school.