When is the BEST TIME to seek the services of a professional tutor? Well for many of us, we find out the hard way that the
best time to seek the services of a private tutor is yesterday! I've learned from over 13 years experience in the education
field that the best advice I can give to parents is to find a tutor before you start to see problems come up. If a child
has deficiencies in either Reading, Writing, or Math the longer you wait, the more these deficiencies will continue to build
and the student will get farther and farther behind, not to mention declining self-esteem and self-confidence because all
of his/her classmates are progressing and he/she is continuing to struggle more and more each day. So, please, please, please
be PROACTIVE and get help before small issues turn into larger issues. Don't wait until it's too late!
To further emphasize this proactive approach, I can't tell you how many times my students have told me what it feels like
when a teacher introduces a new topic in Social Studies or Math and they already know it, BEFORE the teacher teaches it and
before everyone else in the class! My students have told me that when this happens often times the teacher will have them
go to the board and teach the rest of the class the new topic! I wish you could see my students' glowing faces when they
tell me. That's why I do what I do!!
I try to get parents to visualize what that feels like for their son or daughter to be sitting in class and already know
a topic as the teacher is teaching it. Talk about a boost in self-confidence!!