1) Classroom sizes are very large and students need to learn more today than we learned 25 years ago. In these large classroom sizes, it is very difficult to get “enough” help even if your son or daughter is ambitious enough to try.
2) In any grade above grade 6 teachers want to recycle exams year after year so they do not have to make a new exam every year. For this reason, they do not give students their exams to take home and learn from their mistakes. This makes it almost impossible for students to improve their mark on their own.
3) Kids these days have a lot of healthy extracurricular activities. From hockey to dance and everything in between that we could offer our kids to do for fun we do. Its not that they are spoiled but studying and the art of learning, practicing and mastering their school work is naturally on the back burner because they have so much awesome stuff going on. We can help them focus on school and them into university.
4) The best thing you can do for your children is get them help with their homework, school work or exam preparation the instant that they are struggling. The reason we say this is from grades 1 through 12 knowledge grows with compound interest. If they struggled with something in grade 7 by the time they are in grade 12 it is the same problems that never got fixed in the crowded classroom are still there because nobody took the time to help them and the whole class moved on so no one talked about it. Everyday we see students in grade 12 who cannot do the material they should have learned in school in grade 8. We can help. Its never to late to help. We must all acknowledge that they need help and that is both okay and a good thing.
5) Students are more likely to be engaged and listen to a tutor when it comes to school then their own parents. Sorry parents you are wonderful people who have provided for your kids and given them the world but we know from our experience that – oh how can we put it gently – they don’t want to work on their homework with us and to be honest we could use a break.
6) The cost of university is about 10.000 per year all in when you factor tuition, books, transportation food and accommodation plus fun money. So at a grand total of about 40.000 isn’t it worth it to spend a small portion of that to help them get into either the university of their choice or at least save them the embarrassment of doing academic upgrading after they don’t get into university right after high school. We help hundreds of students with academic upgrading every year as it is one of our specialties. That said we feels strongly that we should have been helping them before they fell that far behind. What a lot of parents don’t realize is that the school system basically pushes students through to the finish offering mickey mouse courses for them to take and graduate with a diploma however university and post secondary entrance requirements at reputable institutions are as high and competitive as they ever were if not higher. So what is so often the case that students get pushed through high school thinking all is well and then they cant get into university. They spend 3 or 4 years upgrading university courses without any tutoring basically spinning their tires getting no where fast. We don’t want this to happen to anyone. If you are in this boat call us because you will benefit immensely from our help.
7) We feel another contributing fact to the mess we are in these days with struggling students is social media. Now its not the same issue that people always bring up about how much time students spend on their – our point is slightly different. Social media has made students more reluctant to ask questions seek help and stand out in their class because they have been conditioned for likes and more importantly fear more now then ever the idea of looking “stupid”. 25 years ago you would ask a question in class and and if it annoyed other people in your class their would be a couple of groans and moans but that was it. Now these things get posted tracked and sent out to the masses for everyone to comment on. More importantly students who would need to ask 5 or 6 questions to sort out the issues they are having with the material will never do it. Honestly I don’t know if any of us would do it either. For this reason these days students love having a tutor they can work one on one with and ask all the questions they need privately, discreetly and without any public shaming in front of their peers.
8) The problem with having bad study habits and smart kids is that the instant the material becomes too complex usually around grade 8 to just take in after hearing the teacher talk about it is that students are left wondering what to do. They don’t know how to digest the material. Grade start dropping steadily exam over exam hovering around 50 to 60 percent and then plummet after there. Students need to learn how to work on their school work and take ownership of what they know and don’t know. Bright students benefit tremendously with help because they need to be pushed to know more and do better.
9) Going to any kind of learning center is basically pointless. There are many out their. Many that push homework sheets in large classroom settings that charge a small fortune. Again we have the problem of classroom sizes and environments and students being afraid to ask questions. Students really need one on one help to help them with what they are struggling with. Our analogy for this is if you had a cold….would you want to be treated in a room full of people who were also sick or would you be better served by a doctor who could examine you individually and diagnose what your issue is. Group settings don’t work when we need individual help. Homework sheets from learning centres do not help when we already have homework that we are struggling with.
10) Excellence Home Tuition offers one on one help in the comfort of your own home. Choose one of our great monthly packages or simply pay as you go tutoring. Do your son or daughter a favor and get them the right help that will benefit them the rest of their life. A few hundred dollars in tutoring when they get through university successfully the first try and find gainful employment thereafter is worth its weight in gold. Honestly don’t avoid seeking help – after so many years of doing this we know one thing for sure – it can’t possibly get better on its own.
Your son or daughter will actually start doing their homework. This is a big deal for nearly all of our parents. They will start paying attention to exam dates, quizzes and their results and start reflecting on what they did right and what they did wrong.