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Once we started homeschooling our kids, I noticed that they started to struggle more with concentration. In addition to making it hard to get through a lesson, they also lost interest in some of their favorite subjects--presumably because we weren't teaching them as well as their favorite teachers. Fortunately, a friend of ours told us about some great homeschooling educational tools that might be able to help. We invested in some new textbooks and a few updated visual aids, and it made a tremendous difference. Read this blog to find out how to bolster your child's education, even if you teach them at home.


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Hiring A Tutor For A High School Student

by Fred Peters

If you have a child who attends high school and they're struggling academically, you can give them the assistance they need by hiring a tutor. Kids fall behind for many reasons, such as missing school due to sickness, not understanding a particular lesson, etc. Some kids just don't do as well in some subjects as they do in others.

Here are some ways a tutor can help a high school student.

Explain Concepts They Don't Understand

When your child is in school, and they don't quite grasp a specific lesson, the teacher can't just stop until all the students understand it. Since there are other students and new subjects to cover, the teacher can only spend a set amount of time on each lesson, and if your child falls behind, little can be done at school. Your child may continue to fall behind because the new lessons might require an understanding of previous ones to make sense.

If you hire a tutor to help your child, they can review all the things that didn't make sense to them and catch them up. That way, if something from a previous lesson is brought up in the future, your child won't fall further behind. 

Identify Struggles

Sometimes the best way to help a high school student succeed is to identify areas where they struggle. Does your child struggle to understand what they read, do numbers confuse them, or is there some other area of academic weakness? A tutor can help identify and focus on these problems so your child can become a better student overall. 

Help with Studying

Many students do poorly on tests and assignments because they're not good at studying. They might be using techniques that don't help them fully grasp the concepts they're learning. A tutor can help your child study effectively and increase their likelihood of getting good grades on tests and other assignments. 

Positive Reinforcement

The worst thing a high-school-aged student can do is be pessimistic about their school performance. It will only lead to an acceptance of bad grades and make it harder for them to succeed. A tutor will help your child be more optimistic about their academic outlook and hopefully make them excited about doing better in school. 

Give Them Tips for Continued Success

Your child will likely do better in school while the tutor is giving them extra help, but you also want that to continue afterward. A good tutor will give your child the tools they need to succeed on their own once they stop tutoring them.

For more information on high school tutoring, reach out to an education company or other place that offers this service.