Looking after your child’s mental health forms a pivotal part of helping them to succeed in the classroom, especially at a time when their education has seen an unprecedented level of disruption.
After time away from the classroom, and with uncertainty surrounding exams, turning to the
services of a tutor could provide much-needed support.
If your child is struggling to cope with a return to the class, has concerns over lost learning, or wants to ensure they are in a position to excel, these are all situations where a tutor could help to ease their anxiety and stress.
Returning to school after a period of disruption can be daunting for pupils, especially if they are preparing ahead of GCSE or A‐level courses.
In these instances, turning to the services of a tutor can help to revive their confidence, reassure them, and provide confirmation that they’ll be able to succeed.
While the majority of exams have been cancelled in 2021, providing support to calm nerves and tackle stress ahead of tests is another area where tutors can help.
Building confidence is again key, as your child is far more likely to be successful if they feel assured in their knowledge and ability.
By giving a voice of reason, a tutor can help your child to prepare and assist with reducing some of the pressure they may feel under.
Not all children will feel comfortable talking about their struggles and may not show signs of stress, yet it’s important as a parent to talk with them (or at least try to) in order to understand the situation.
You may find that your child has anxiety over certain subject matter or classes, and recognising this can put you in a position where you can assist – either by providing reassurance or by directing them towards useful resources or support.
Helping your child to feel confident with different subject matter goes a long way to easing anxiety and stress, and tutors will often help pupils to familiarise themselves with all of the important things they need to know.
It starts with gaining an understanding of what your child knows, and which parts of the curriculum they are unsure on. From there, it’s possible to build out their understanding and tailor sessions to provide the best possible support.
Pupils will often also be asked to apply the knowledge they have gained in order to deepen their understanding and to ensure that they are not just regurgitating memorised information with no real idea of what it means.