What is tutoring?
Tutoring, according to its Latin root, “tutor”, means “one who guards, one who protects, curator”. (Dictionary of the Académie française )
The role of the tutor has long been one of protection and support, for all sorts of good reasons!
How do you define tutoring today?
Today, tutoring is much more than just academic support. It also encompasses differentiated teaching, work methodology and psychological support tailored to the different characteristics of the pupil in question. Today’s tutors, in addition to their great benevolence, design targeted, privileged and reassuring care to help not only academic learning, but also your child’s overall development.
Today’s tutoring is defined as a “helping relationship”, personalized coaching at all levels, whatever the age of the student or the goals to be achieved.
In this text, you’ll discover the reasons for and the different types of tutoring available to you.
Why can tutoring make a difference for your child?
There’s plenty of reason to choose tutoring! Since a child cannot develop alone in life without the presence of responsible and mature adults, the bond of attachment between a student and his or her teacher is crucial and fundamental to establishing an effective and healthy pedagogical relationship.
Some children, for one reason or another, will need a more individualized attachment in the course of their development, a tailor-made relationship to overcome their difficulties or delays.
Tutoring will make all the difference in the uniqueness of the relationship and the uniqueness of the attachment that is essential to self-esteem and self-confidence.
First and foremost, the tutor ensures a rich, positive and effective empathic connection through pedagogical differentiation and recognition of difference.
- Increases self-esteem and self-confidence
- Raises academic performance
- Promotes success
- Reinforces intrinsic motivation
- Structures identity and work
- Reassures parents
- Supports parents and homeschoolers
Tutoring for all tastes and needs!
There are many different types of tutoring available today. Depending on the unique needs of your child or family. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for as you explore these chapters.
Virtual tutoring :
Online tutoring is a very effective way of working. It’s an approach that has come a long way in recent years. It allows you to settle in and study comfortably at home, avoiding too much stress and apprehension. The quality of the attachment remains the key to success.
There are now more and more ways of doing things on screen that meet their essential developmental needs, according to their personality, tastes and interests.
The tutor will find and draw virtual inspiration from games, interactive readings, playful learning activities, screen sharing, video support, documentaries, stimulating digital literature and sometimes even songs or music, to motivate the child or children in the most appropriate way.
Home tutoring :
Home tutoring also works very well. The physical presence of tutors brings a more sensory dimension, where we can provide more concrete tools to support students.
The work is then framed by the family environment, where we find personalized reference points from everyday life, helping us to get to know them better and guide them more effectively in their reassuring everyday environment.
Tutoring at the library or a designated location :
Face-to-face tutoring at the library or elsewhere provides a culturally rich environment that is very useful for those who don’t have enough tools at home (books, computers, reference works, targeted documentation, etc.). It also opens up the community to other opportunities for sharing and discovery in the warm environment of one’s neighborhood.
Tutoring for homeschooling families:
It’s also possible to find a tutor who can guide you in many ways if you’re homeschooling. This type of tutoring is characterized by close collaboration between you and the qualified and experienced tutor, who will answer all your questions even if there are several age levels to supervise.
This type of tutoring can be hybrid, virtual or face-to-face, depending on the different needs of families. The presence of a tutor will reassure you about the requirements of the Programme du Ministère de l’Éducation (PFEQ), and at all other levels too.
In short, there are many reasons why you may need help during your or your child’s academic career. Whatever the hurdles, academic tutoring is constantly refining its research and approaches to passionately pursue our mission of leading your children to high self-esteem and a lifesaving sense of achievement!
That’s our goal at SOSteacher!
“The child is for humanitý both a hope and a promise. By caring for this embryo as our most precious treasure, we work to make humanity grow.́” Maria Montessori.
By Chantale Hébert
B.A., AMI, M. Éd.