3 Busted Myths About Tutoring

Posted by Rebecca Poulsen on Nov 6, 2020 12:45:41 PM
Rebecca Poulsen

Spoiler Alert! This blog is pro-tutoring.

We think tutoring can help students excel in their school work. There’s a few misconceptions around tutoring floating around out there, and we want to dispel them.

Myth #1: Tutoring is just for students with low grades

Student covering face with a book

Why wait for a student to start struggling with their homework and then offer them help? Tutoring should be offered to students right off the bat so they can get help before it’s too late.

Keeping a good grade is much easier than trying to raise it, so students might as well set up a regular meeting with their tutor to go over any questions or concerns they may have. 

Meeting with a tutor on a regular basis can help students stay on top of their work and be more engaged in their school work.

Myth #2: Tutoring sessions are too time consuming

Student working with a tutor on a laptop

For many students, a tutoring session involves more than just setting up a time and showing up. Some students have to drive or take transportation to get to their appointment which can take a bit of time out of their day. 

Sometimes, tutors are juggling more than one student if they’re in a tutoring lab. This isn’t ideal for any student because they then have to wait their turn to get help which could take much longer than anticipated.

However, that doesn’t have to be the case.

Online tutoring is the perfect option for students that can’t/don’t want to drive to school. They can have a tutoring session right in their own home on their computer. Some tutoring services even offer 24/7 tutoring with rapid responses so the students aren’t left hanging.


Myth #3: Tutoring is just for homework help

Student working on homework at a desk

Not only can tutors help with a variety of homework subjects, they can also guide students in better study habits, large projects, paper editing, writing skills, and even SAT and ACT prep.

When looking for tutors to help their students, teachers should seek out the kind of tutors that have a wide range of knowledge. These kinds of tutors are the ones that will help students to understand beyond the concepts taught in class.

Think of a tutor as a kind of mentor for students. They can be a go-to person for students throughout the school year. They can counsel them on what path could be good for them to take in the future and help them figure out what they want to do with their life.

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