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Is one-on-one tutoring better than group tutoring?

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The common English definition of “tutoring” is “A teacher who instructs a pupil in some branch of learning.” The most fundamental purpose of tutoring has traditionally involved one teacher, a person with knowledge, educating one student, a person seeking knowledge. All meaningful studies of tutoring, as well as decades of our experience working with thousands of students, confirm that the “one-size-fits-most” dynamic of group tutoring assumes considerable deficiencies.

With private, one-on-one tutoring, highly qualified, capable, well-trained instructors are able to target specific content relevant to the needs of an individual student, versus teaching to a common level or group standard as required in small groups or classes. More important, the way in which the instructor teaches material can be tailored to the unique personality and skill set of each student.

All tests and academic subjects comprise a variety of components, requiring instructors to make critical decisions about how to approach the work and precisely when to teach an array of material. Those choices become exponentially more complicated when a teacher is working with multiple students in a classroom environment.

Conversely, with one-on-one tutoring, our instructors ensure the entire session is focused on the exact content and skills an individual student needs to acquire and develop in order to excel, making the time substantially more efficient than a group dynamic. Moreover, some students hesitate to ask vital questions in a group setting; a concern dispelled with in individual tutoring.

And finally, students aren’t either left waiting for others to catch up to them, or struggling to keep up with the pace of the class. Next Level instructors are able to adjust the timing, pace, and difficulty level of the material presented at any given point in a way that accounts for the unique aptitude, learning style, and personality of each individual student.

Please contact Next Level Learning to find out how our professional one-on-one tutoring can help students overcome obstacles that hinder them from achieving their objectives.