The Lighthouse Advantage

Each team member has been selected for their professionalism, subject of expertise, and their ability to effectively communicate their knowledge to others. “How you learn matters!”

Photo: SLP 2017 student(s); photo release on file

In a typical classroom setting with 20 to 30 children per homeroom, anyone can quickly notice the students who thrive in whole group instruction. With minimal effort those children learn to make connections in order to understand subjects and participate in the daily lessons frequently throughout the day. Yet, for as many children that achieve with this instructional model, their are an equal number of students who experience the opposite reality that can leave them overwhelmed by their environment, confused by the pace of classroom instruction and content, and struggle to perform to the best of their ability. The classroom situation can become even more complicated when you add the unpredictable nature of going to school and what to expect in a classroom full of peer on a daily basis.

This is where tutoring can be a significant advantage to lighten those stressors students encounter and help them to refocus with additional progress monitoring throughout the year. An experienced tutor can help students assist with goal making, reflect on their studies, get passed the current struggle and assist in achieving a more enjoyable learning experience overall. A personal tutor assists in pinpointing academic strengths and areas of weaknesses but most importantly continues to teach the skills that need additional time to master.

Since every students learns in different ways and come from different backgrounds of experience, an academic tutor can make the difference in the following areas:

  • create an enjoyable learner experience and environment
  • monitor academic progress short and long term
  • boost self-confidence with proven learning strategies
  • teach or reteach lessons needed for understanding
  • create an individual approach for their learning
  • gather information to verify student needs
  • effectively communicate their knowledge and check for understanding before, during and after a lesson begins.