While it is a common misconception, tutoring is becoming a service which even top students use to keep themselves interested or to get ahead. Tutoring can be that little bit extra which provide an edge in highly competitive programs or schools. Here we’ve put together a list of common situations where we’ve found that students who are not behind decide to hire a tutor.

Some students want to learn more about a specific subject, or explore it in more depth than they are able to in their regular classes. Sometimes, a teacher will not spend enough time on a topic that is of interest to a student. Instead of trying to figure it out on their own, some students prefer to have a tutor guide them.

A number of parents and students turn to tutoring to work ahead of the class. Having a tutor to go through the material ahead of the class can be an excellent way to help a child’s confidence or stay ahead of their schoolwork. This way, the student’s regular school lesson becomes a place where they can reaffirm the topic they have gone over with their tutor.

In some schools, having a tutor becomes commonplace and students who do not have one can feel they are falling behind. This is not the school’s doing. Instead, it is the general feeling with the school’s parental community (think of it as a kind of peer pressure). While maybe not the best reason to get a tutor, in some schools, it can feel like it is expected.


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Although not exclusive to students, some people decide to hire a tutor to learn a new skill, language or topic which is not adequately covered elsewhere. For example, some skills require a more personalized method of learning or teaching, such as getting truly conversational in a new language. Having an expert in their respective field can be just what is needed to achieve the desired results.

Some parents and students decide to hire a tutor to make sure they have not skipped over sections of their program. Teachers can use their professional judgement to not teach certain sections of the curriculum (termed organized abandonment). These gaps in a child’s education might never be discovered, or they can become apparent much later, often during the student’s post-secondary education. If they are discovered later, it can be harder for the student to, in parallel, keep up with their schooling while trying to fill in these gaps.

More and more, we are seeing a trend developing that not only students who are falling behind in their schoolwork are hiring tutors. Whether it is for some of the reasons mentioned above, or for others, tutoring is becoming a service which is utilized by even the best students.