If you have a child in education you will know that there are always extra lessons/workshops available. Your child might already be involved in extra lessons or you may have thought about it or this is the first time you are thinking about it. At this point you may be wondering what the benefits are?! And if your child really needs it?! Well to see this we need to go through all the different types of children and their individual reasons for deciding to try extra lessons. Maybe your child will be one of them?!
This is the type of student who always gets thought of first for extra lessons. They just don’t seem to be making it on their own, struggling through, often close to failing, and thus they need some extra help or motivation to get them on the right track. This can be for lots of reasons:
This is a child who is passing and coping fine on their own but would like to do better. Maybe they are achieving 50-70% and would like to boost their mark so are looking for more. There are lots of reasons for these kind of students:
Lastly there are the students who are getting 70+ and are really looking to get that A, some are already getting A’s but want that A+! Why is it so important to these students?
All of these reasons are valid and without assistance it can create quite a lot of frustration and can put a real dampener on the subject, particularly for the struggling students. The subject that has the highest need for extra lessons/workshops is MATHS!!!…. Sigh…
Well it is very hard subject to self study, you need someone to explain it to you… and the biggest stumbling block with that is that there are not a lot of parents who can help with this subject, particularly at high school level, and so there is no other option but to look elsewhere for assistance. Even when you have a parent who is good with maths there often isn’t the time in the day to help, especially if they are a working parents which is very common in today’s society. And so we land up looking at extra lessons and workshops outside of school.
As you can see almost ALL children can benefit from extra lessons/workshops. There is always room for improvement and reasons to do better. I believe that you can never go wrong sending your child to a maths workshop or signing them up for extra maths as retention is one of the biggest stumbling blocks in maths! Every bit of extra that they can be exposed to will help them:
The fact that you are reading this tells me that you care about your child and are supporting them to do their best which is just awesome! My biggest advice would be to get your child on board with extra lessons and workshops. Simply booking them without consent can have a negative effect on the child. If they are keen and want to be there you will see the most improvement. Ways to get your child to buy-in:
A parent can only do so much and sometimes it is just best to hand over to the professionals to get the best results. What are the options and what is best for my child?
I hope that you have been able to relate to this blog in one way or another. I have experienced all the different types of students who benefit from extra lessons/workshops and it really is a mixed bag. Your child is never going to have the opportunity of their school years again so why not make it easier for them by supporting them to be the best they can be AND most importantly having them want that too.
This article was originally published on 05 Mar 2018
Advantage Learn all rounder but specifically AP online course coach. From in classroom teaching to online support, you can find Heather where ever there is a need to get stuck in.
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