Performance at school directly depends on how proficient your child is at English. Not only at the coursework involved in English but also the general fluency and understanding of the language. If your child faces difficulties in the subject, an English tutor can play a great role in helping improve your child’s academic performance.
Problems with English can be embarrassing to a child. The problem is recognized most clearly in academic performance. Generally, children who perform well at studies are those who are also good at English. Apart from determining performance on the English exam, skills in English also affect the performance in other subjects of the school curriculum because all of the course material such as textbooks, handouts, online content, is in the English language. Having a good English tutor can really help your kid improve not only his or her English skills for one subject but for performing well overall.
English skills are developed through reading. Most importantly, speaking plays a great role in shaping language skills which in turn affect how well the child performs at academics. Unfortunately, if your child is not exposed to an environment where correct and structured English is spoken fluently, he or she may develop deficiencies in the use of English. This will adversely affect academic performance. An English tutor can step in here and help to stimulate your child’s expression and comprehension of English so that he or she may start showing a noticeable interest and improvement in studies.
An English tutor can not only help your child to improve in his or her studies, but can also play an active role in his or her social development. Most children who do not have good English skills become isolated because of limited social interaction. They do not develop a sense of expression and fluency with the language. An English teacher can sharpen your child’s communication skills so that he or she may learn to communicate and build relationships with others.
In the classroom your child may experience anxiety speaking up in an English class for fear of being made fun of. It is necessary to alleviate this fear by addressing the causes that underlie it. Those causes include an inability to understand English. Children might fear acknowledging a weakness in a subject that comes so naturally to other children. Your child may feel more comfortable expressing his or her doubts with the English tutor as opposed to a teacher because of the reduced power distance.
A teacher also cannot address the needs of every child in the classroom. The teacher has to follow a standard lesson plan and might simply skim over topics that your child needs help in. An English tutor who has the knowledge of various aspects of the subject, such as grammar, pronunciation, sentence construction and vocabulary, will be much better at working with your child on those specific areas. Your child will thus show remarkable progress within a short span of time.
If your child is particularly shy and does not speak up in class to hide his problems with English, the tutor will be able to provide a comfortable environment where the child may feel free to express himself openly and share his problems.