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5 Benefits of Private Tutoring

Private tutoring is something that can really help your child but many time parents do not think about the true advantages of this type of service.  Hiring a private tutor is an important decision that will require a commitment.  A+ Tutoring Service is here to explain the entire process in more detail.

Is your child falling behind in class or bringing home bad grades?  Perhaps your son or daughter is not coping with the homework load or is loosing interest in school.  These are signs that your child may benefit from a little bit of extra help. However, it is also important to understand that even if you do not see any of these signs almost any student can benefit from private tutoring sessions.

Here are 5 potential benefits of private tutoring.

  1. Private tutors will work at a specific pace. One of the biggest benefits of having a private tutor is that the tutor will work at the pace that is right for the student. Many times lesson plans that take place in the classroom are time sensitive and the fast moving. A private tutor can teach the lesson a little slower and the student will be able to ask as many questions as they need to without being in a high pressure environment.
  2. Private tutors give personal attention. Many classes consist of 25-30 students which can make it difficult for teachers to provide individualized attention all of the time.  This often results in the students feeling neglected especially if they need some extra help.  A private tutor is like having a teacher who doesn’t have to worry about all of the  other kids in the class. They will be available to answer questions at any time and go through topics as many times as it takes for your child to fully understand the curriculum. In addition private tutors will also get to know your child’s individual learning style and modify teaching methods based on this.
  3. They teach more than just the lesson plan.  In the classroom children are many times only taught only what is included in the lesson plan.  A great benefit of  private tutoring is that there are no lesson plans and the tutor will be able to teach anything that will help your child understand the curriculum better. For example this may include study skills, time management, organization and prioritizing. Private tutors can also help kids overcome learning obstacles such as math formulas, comprehension, and language barriers.
  4. Private tutoring  is flexible and convenient.  Having a private tutoring is great if you have a busy schedule. You can  decide how many tutoring sessions you would like your child to have and change them as needed.  For example if your child usually has one weekly session but will need some help preparing for mid terms you can increase the number of session as you see fit. It’s also convenient when the tutoring sessions take place in the comfort of your own home.
  5. A tutor can help your child have goals and objectives. When children are at school there often isn’t as much emphasis as there should be on creating goals and objectives. Having a private tutor can really change this, as it’s their priority to help them set goals for your child and most importantly help them achieve them.

Why Choose A+ Tutoring Service?
A+ Tutoring Service offers an one-on-one home tutoring solution that fits your schedule and budget. Our tutors provide students with personal programs tailored to their abilities, learning style and personality.

Are your ready to get started?  A+ Tutoring Service will design a custom tutoring plan to fit your child’s learning ability. All of our tutors are NJ certified teachers and have experience teaching children of all ages.  Contact us today for a free evaluation.


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Selecting The Right Tutor For Your Child

It can be extremely frustrating to see you child struggling with his or her elementary math facts or beginning to fall behind in those advanced classes like AP Chemistry. In most cases the earlier these issues are addressed the better the outcome will be, so it is important to start searching for a solution immediately.

The solution for many becomes hiring a tutor to assist with your child’s academic challenges. Since every family has different needs selecting the right tutor can make all of the difference in your child’s progress.

Here are a few things to consider when searching for a tutor:

  • Qualifications & Experience – Who will be doing the tutoring? Is the tutor qualified to teach the subject your child needs help with? How much experience does the tutor have?  Not every credentialed teacher is a good fit.  For example a first grade teacher may not be qualified to teach AP Physics or a high school math teach may not have experience teaching grammar school children.
  • Good Fit & Communication – Since everyone is working towards a common goal communication between the tutor, student, teacher and parents is key.  It is important that your child is comfortable with the instructor,  so you should take the tutors social traits into consideration.  Also be sure the tutor will report back to discuss progress, or lack of progress, regularly.
  • Logistics & Convenience – Where and when will the tutoring sessions take place? It is important that the time and location is convenient  so they easily fit into the students daily routine.
  • Cost & Payment Options – Unfortunately hiring a qualified tutor comes at a cost.  Improvement and success may not occur overnight so be sure to discuss time frames and expectations. Also be sure to discuss all tutoring fees as well as the payment arrangements prior to the first tutoring session as well.

Are your ready to get started?  A+ Tutoring Service will design a custom tutoring plan to fit your child’s learning ability. All of our tutors are NJ certified teachers and have experience teaching children of all ages.  Contact us today for a free evaluation.


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Winter Break Motivation Tips

Children  may find it hard to get back into the school routine after the lengthy winter break.  Keeping a child motivated during a holiday break is very important.  It is crucial that you plan ahead for lengthy school breaks so that television and video games are not the only options. Here are some excellent ways that you can keep your children motivated the next time school is closed for an extended period of time.

  • Outdoor activities are a great way to keep your kids active during time off, even in the winter. Regular exercise and fresh air will help to keep your child motivated and well balanced. Participating in activities that can’t always be done when school is in session are great choices.
  • Creating and following a schedule is an important ingredient to a successful motivation strategy. For example, scheduling and enforcing reading time will help keep your child focused and work on responsibility skills.
  • Setting goals and rewarding achievements.  Set small goals that are achievable and reward your children for hitting these goals throughout their vacation. This proven technique will keep your child  focused and motivated.
  • Visiting the library is another great option during a break.  Visits to the library work extremely well with those children that love reading. Family reading time is also a great way to share your childs passion for reading.
  • Working on homework assignments are definitely a motivator.  Many times teachers do not give assignments before long vacations but it does not hurt to look back and work on anything that your child struggled with in the previous semester or work ahead so that your child is better prepared when school re-opens.

By mixing planned activities along with plenty of free time, your child will have lots to do and be sure to stay motivated during their winter break.  If you would like A+ Tutoring Service’s to help motivate your children during the winter break contact us today. Our private tutors will come to your home and work around your busy holiday schedule!

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A+ Tutoring Service, located in Matawan, NJ provides at-home private tutoring to students throughout Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset and Middlesex County in New Jersey.

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