Tutoring is a process. Changes and progress do not happen overnight and cannot be expected to. It takes time for students to mature academically, as they get used to the expectations of different teachers and subject matter. Good tutoring helps bring the student confidence in a course or for a test that he or she would not have gained otherwise. The proper preparation lets a student walk into an exam or classroom and feel in control. The importance of this confidence cannot be underestimated. Good tutoring allows students to focus on and to relearn subject matter content that they couldn’t pick up for some reason in the larger, more impersonal setting of a school classroom. Finally, good tutoring involves a relationship in which students gradually learn how to do everything on their own, without relying on someone’s help – it is part of the process of moving onto college and employing a more independent and adult approach to learning.
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