The Benefits of Tutorials
by: Mon Nerval
Recently, the Department of Education implemented the K to 12 curriculum, adding three more years to students’ basic education. The new curriculum now requires students to have one year of kindergarten, six years of elementary schooling (Grades 1 to 6), four years of junior high school (Grades 7 to 10), and two years of senior high school (Grades 11 to 12). The K to 12 program aims to provide a more globally competitive and holistic education to students. However, this may also mean a heavier study load as students experience the shift to the new system. To help children in the transition, parents may consider the services offered by tutorial centers.
- An edge over tests and lessons: Tutorials can help students improve their scores on tests and boost their academic performance in class. Tutors meet with students weekly or even daily to review homework and prepare for school tests, class projects, and college admission tests as needed. They also teach students organization skills which may be applied to future educational activities. Tutors can also go over advanced lessons with students. This can make a difference between a student having an average score and the highest score on tests and class standing.
3. Focused attention: This is the huge advantage of tutorials. Students are less likely to be distracted when studying with a tutor. They can focus without interruption on the task before them. Tutorials can also make them feel more relaxed and comfortable. Since there are only a few students in one session, tutors can effectively identify students’ strengths and weaknesses. They will reinforce students’ strengths and give assistance in weak subject areas. A tutor can cover a lot more material than a classroom teacher and attend to each of the students’ academic needs.