If your child seems to be falling behind in a particular subject at school, instead of berating them, what you should be doing is understanding where the problem stems from. Often, parents seem to get so carried away with good grades, they forget that not all children are the same. As the popular saying goes, ‘Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.’ Everybody is made differently, with their own strengths and weaknesses. And when it comes to more difficult subjects like physics and maths, sometimes some extra help is in order. Here is why it can be useful.


The benefit of extra classes whether they be private tutoring or group classes, is that children will be able to learn outside of their school curriculum. These tutors use alternate teaching methods, relating to the school syllabus of course, but differently. It does make sense if you think about it; after all, if the child is having trouble following the school syllabus, why would you use the same thing with outside tutoring? Whether math tuition or some other subject is concerned, tutors draw in outside sources to help them. Hence, your child will be to broaden his/her knowledge.


They also are able to engage in wider interaction, both with the study material and their peers. They are able to meet other students from different walks of life, and brainstorm ideas and answers along the way. When it comes to things like group projects, this can be very beneficial. Plus, if your child is normally shy, perhaps it will encourage him/ her to open up. Sometimes, when children are exposed to different environments, they feel more confident and willing to be themselves. Perhaps the classroom at school is having a negative effect of some sort for them, so exposure to other people and places is important.


Since tutors who conduct extra classes outside of school use different methods to teach, children can look forward to improve learning. However, the concepts and topics are the same. For instance, a math tuition centre would still go over the same principles, but since they will be going over them a couple of times, it could be easier for your child to grasp. In school, this is not a luxury that is always available and children may not always get it the first time around. Sometimes, you have walk them through slowly.


Well, exams are commonly dreaded so if your child is not looking forward to them then he/she is not alone. They dread it even more when they know they are weak at a particular subject. With some extra tutoring however, your child might feel more confident. Since past papers will be attended to at the extra lessons, they will be able to tackle possible questions better than they would at school as there is more personal attention. Certainly, extra tutoring has more than a few benefits.