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Tutoring Myths
Whether or not to hire a tutor is a decision that many parents face.
However, tutoring can often be misunderstood. Here are some
myths about tutoring:

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Myth #1
Tutoring means "help with homework" and is only for students with
Fact: The purpose of tutoring is to help students help themselves, or
to assist or guide them to the point at which they become an
independent learner, and thus no longer need a tutor.

Myth #2
In order to sign up for tutoring, you have to commit to a regular,
weekly schedule.
Fact: Tutoring can be on an as-needed basis. Many students will
only schedule a session with a tutor just before a big test to clear
up any last minute questions and to get a final boost of

Myth #3
Tutors need to be certified teachers.
Fact: Tutors are often matched up through word-of-mouth, so start
asking parents for referrals.

Myth #4
Tutoring is unaffordable.
Fact: How much you'll spend on tutoring depends on the hourly
rate of the tutor, so look for the cheapest hourly rate possible.
Finding a reasonably priced tutor is not as difficult as you might
think. And remember, a good tutor will be worth the cost in the

Myth #5
Tutoring is only needed to save you from getting an “F”.
Fact: Don’t wait until a student is failing to start the process of
getting a tutor. Tutoring can be a powerful tool to learn
something new for students of many levels.

Most importantly remember to seek out a tutor that is flexible, knowledgeable, and
experienced as a tutor, specifically. Classroom teaching and tutoring are quite
different in approach, so be sure your potential tutor has worked one-on-one with
students in the past. To help your child with the regular school work, learning and
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