Tips To Make Group Tutoring A Success
Call it shocking, unbelievable, disgusting, or shameful the fact remains the same. According to the National Science Foundation data, 65% of fourth graders read below the grade level. Reading is a fundamental skill, needed to learn any other subject including Math. Overcrowded classrooms, overworked teachers, and parents unfamiliar with the American education system are a few reasons for the poor reading achievement level.
Left to fend for themselves, by the time these children graduate out of high school, 74% of them scored below the grade level in math.Some of these students enter higher education, carry the legacy and result in a higher college dropout rate. Many who directly enter the work force perform poorly, leading to productively loss.
“Time is a precious commodity, once lost can never be recovered.”
Many schools take steps to improve the reading and math proficiency by offering after school tutoring, some for a fee or free. For some reasons, many of the deserving students do not accept the extra help offered by the schools. Outside the school system, many freelance tutors, local tutoring companies and large national companies offer tutoring help. This fierce competition offers families a choice.
Now they have the option to choose:
The local tutoring centers may offer one-on-one private tutoring or group tutoring. Naturally, one may expect one-on-one tutoring to be expensive, and the group tutoring offers an economical option. An experienced tutor can manage to provide individual attention. However, this potential problem grows in relation to the size of the group being tutored.Below we have compared and highlighted a few key differences between individual one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring:
Individual Vs Group tutoring
As you can see, individual tutoring has many natural benefits, while group tutoring requires a more conscious leadership role on the part of the tutor. The primary advantage of group tutoring (and disadvantage of individual tutoring) is the potential for the sharing of a variety of views and information. Groups also demonstrate cooperative attitudes and work skills in contrast to individual tutoring, which is more self-centered by nature. This runs counterintuitive to hiring a private tutor, because, parents seek private tutoring primarily to enhance the academic achievement.
10 Simple Quick Tips for Successful Group Tutoring
The following are some basic group tutoring guidelines which may enhance group learning. Remember that these guidelines (and skills) require conscious leadership on the tutor's part.
These little tricks will keep group tutoring a rewarding experience for both the tutors and the tutee.