100 Benefits of Hiring a Tutor

Knowledge is Power

  1. Up your academic performance. Tutoring will help you boost your grades. A tutor’s aim is to help you achieve your personal best. Tutoring can even allow you get ahead of your peers.
  2. Improve your skills, knowledge and abilities. The best part of learning any new subject or skill is seeing the impact the knowledge has on your own life. Tutoring can help you learn faster, communicate fluently, and improve your writing technique. Turn your most frustrating subjects into your biggest advantage in life.
  3. Learn from someone else’s mistakes, instead of making your own. Tutors constantly face the same problems, questions, and assignments over and over again. Tutors aren’t perfect, and like students, tutors often must learn by making mistakes. By hiring a tutor, your gain years of experience and insights as to common mistakes that students make, and how to overcome them.
  4. Be the best you can be. Tutors have the ability to bring out the best in people. They are patient and observant, and will work to straighten out the root of your confusion and misunderstanding.
  5. Learn at your own pace. Tutors can slow down and speed up lessons based on your learning speed, style and natural aptitudes. Learning at your own pace is more efficient than rushing through material you don’t understand.
  6. Give your child an academic advantage. If you are a parent, you naturally want your son or daughter to have the best chances of academic success. While marks aren’t everything in life or school, they do play a role in your child’s future, the careers he or she is eligible for, and the schools your child is admitted to after graduation. In today’s competitive academic and job landscape, strong students can use tutoring to secure their lead, while weak and average students depend on tutoring to keep from falling behind.
  7. Learn insider tips and tricks about how to succeed in the education system. Tutors are knowledgeable about more than just academic subjects. Tutors can advise about how to succeed in school. Tutors know the optimal place to sit in class, how to contest a mark, and more.
  8. Learn subjects, techniques and material not taught in schools. Tutors are among the most knowledgeable people within their subjects of expertise. However, while most schools can’t respond to new information, technologies and techniques quickly, tutors can offer classes and lessons in subject matter so advanced it hasn’t made it into the curriculum yet.
  9. Increase your present and future earnings. By improving your knowledge, skill and ability in key subjects such as economics, operations, marketing, human resources, finance and accounting you can increase your present and future earnings. While some subjects are less practical than others, generally speaking, if you do well in high school, you will be accepted into the best universities, and if you do well in your undergraduate you will be eligible for the best grad schools.
  10. Save time while studying. Tutors can help you eliminate redundant, time-wasting, and ineffective steps in your studying process. Tutors have exceptional time management skills, and will help you make the most of your lesson and time.

Gateways to Opportunity

  1. Avoid the time and expense of retaking a course. Emergency tutoring can help you pull your grades up if you aren’t sure if you are going to pass the course. While dropping and retaking the course can be a tempting option, the consequences are significant: lots of time and lots of money, especially if you include lost earnings form a delayed graduation. Depending on your situation, you may be better off hiring a tutor to avoid having to retake a course.
  2. Increase your motivation when learning boring and very difficult subjects. Certain subjects can be a grind to work through. Add in a language or focus barrier and it becomes exceedingly difficult to conquer jargon heavy courses. Tutors can make things easier by reading to you, reading with you, or simply by increasing your overall level of commitment to learning the material.
  3. Structure your study and homework time. By regularly booking tutoring, you make your studying process routine. You become more invested in the learning process.
  4. Avoid procrastination. Procrastination is an easy habit to form. You put off your assignment because more exciting things or less stressful things things get in the way. You naturally want to maximize happiness and minimize pain, and facing up to a challenging course, project, or exam can be an anxiety-inducing experience. By booking a tutor, you’ve instantly stopped procrastinating, and budgeted time to work towards your academic goals.
  5. Overcome Academic Roadblocks. One of the most frustrating parts of studying and completing school assignments in high school, university and college is questions that stump you. It happens to all of us. Schools pride themselves on their ability to challenge their students, but when you get stuck in courses, it means hours of wasted time and energy without moving forward. Tutors can help you overcome these barriers and save you a lot of hassle.
  6. Get a second opinion on your grades. When you receive a mark back from your teacher that you aren’t happy with, what do you do? The fact is, when it comes to essays, research papers, and assignments, graders can be biased, or even inconsistent with their own grading rubrics. A tutor can give you a fresh perspective on your grades, and what you can do about them.
  7. Learn time-saving techniques. A big part of what it takes to succeed in school is, not simply being knowledgeable or capable with the material. Given enough time, most people can get good grades. The hard part is doing it all within your time constraint. When students are balancing 3, 4 or 5 courses, the central challenge is to get the best possible grades within the exceedingly limited time-constraints. A tutor can show you techniques to economize on time when studying, completing homework problems, and writing assignments.
  8. One-on-one attention. In contrast to receiving help from a teacher in the classroom, or a school teaching assistant during a group tutorial, a personal tutor focuses their energies on your questions, problems and obstacles only, not your classmates’ concerns. This means that when you use a tutor you are gaining an advantage over your peers who must compete for the teacher or professor’s scare time and attention during or after class.
  9. Personal Advice and Service. Finding the answers to your questions in textbooks, and other reference material can be time consuming, and render you confused, often with more questions that you started with. A personal tutor can listen to your situation and provide relevant advice based on the tutor’s understanding of your circumstances.
  10. Tutoring is customized to the student. Every student learns at their own pace. It’s true that some students grasp concepts faster than others. Some students need more help with terminology and writing, while other students require help with math, logic and data management inherent nearly every subject. Your tutor will speed up or slow down a lesson based on the individual needs of the student.

Mind over Matter

  1. Academic Career Path Advice. A tutor give you career advice before you’ve graduated. Many students ask questions about which courses to take, which programs to go into and what companies they should apply for. Most tutors get these questions all the time and can impart helpful advice, and even help you improve your résumé.
  2. Residual Life Improvements. Tutors can recommend techniques that benefit you in multiple parts of your life. Depending on the course you are taking, the knowledge you gain from hiring a tutor can have unexpected lasting effects.
  3. Overcome language barriers. Working with a tutor can help you overcome the most difficult barriers in becoming fluent in English – minor mistakes that most people don’t correct you on, colloquial terms, expressions, technical terminology, reflexive language, advanced grammar, and writing flow. A tutor will correct you on even the most minor of mistakes, and iron out the roots of your misunderstanding of confusing English-language rules.
  4. Get extra help during crunch-time. When you’re pressed up against the wall of an academic deadline, the stress levels can be unbearable. Get the help and time you need, and avoid the negative consequences to your health caused by stress & sleep deprivation.
  5. You choose the location. We provide tutoring services at our Toronto office (Broadview & Danforth), or at a location of your choosing. Many students prefer the comfort of working from their own home, on-campus or at the library. We also work remotely (online) via Skype, email, phone and google drive (formerly known as google docs).
  6. Times, dates and duration are flexible to your schedule. Tutors are usually very flexible and can, more often than not, accommodate your time-line. Normally sessions range from 2 to 4 hours, while occasionally students require less than 2 hours. Most tutors will charge a different rate depending on whether or not they have to incur travel costs in getting to your location.
  7. Increased confidence. Becoming better at something will increase your confidence. Students who leave tutoring appointments feel more confident in exams and tests.
  8. Increased initiative. Sometimes it’s difficult to motivate yourself to start studying a difficult or tedious subject. By hiring a tutor, you take the initiative by setting the time, date and location that is convenient for you, and undertaking even the most challenging subjects becomes painless.
  9. Increased happiness. The stress of tackling your obstacles can be a liberating, elated, feeling. If you are stumped on a particular problem, persevering to get the right answer, with or without help, and accomplish your goal will make you happy!
  10. Excellent Value. Compared to most educators, which derive revenue from multiple students, a tutor focuses on one student at a time. This means you are getting more time and attention for your money, since in a classroom the teacher’s time is shared by every student in the class.

Studying is a Path to Understanding

  1. Often Available on Short Notice. Tutors can help you on short notice, and are often available for same day, or next day appointments.
  2. Can often help independently. Students often need editing and research assistance, and tutors can help students save time and improve their work. For many students, a second unbiased opinion on the quality of their work can result in long-term academic improvements.
  3. Tutors accept multiple payment methods. In the digital age, tutors have adapted by accepting a variety of payment methods, including cash, cheque (for trusted repeat customers), bank to bank etransfers and credit card payment using paypal.
  4. Reduced Academic Stress can be good for your health. With assistance, you can use your own time more productively. With help from a tutor, you learn faster, and you reduce stress in your life. The benefits of hiring a tutor go far beyond the knowledge you gain from the appointment.
  5. Improved mental health. In addition to reduced stress, improved grades will make you a more rational, knowledgeable, adaptable, and adept person.
  6. More time for the things you love in life. As the age-old saying goes, everyone learns at their own pace. While this is undoubtedly true, there’s no reason why you can’t up the pace that you learn!
  7. Tutoring services are environmentally friendly. Compared to other investments, an investment in tutoring is an investment in knowledge, which intangible. What is tangible is what you do with that knowledge at work, for increased performance and pay, or in school, for improved grades.
  8. Get step-by-step answers and explanations. Sometimes teachers don’t thoroughly explain topics in the classroom. A tutor can explain how a teacher arrived at the answer in detail.
  9. Get answers to your academic questions. With tutors specializing in every academic discipline, we can confidently assert that we can solve your academic questions. Our expert tutors have years of experience from reputable post-secondary institutions in the United States and Canada.
  10. Use examples from your tutor’s textbooks and reference material. Tutors are adaptable, and can help you understand your own textbook problems and content better, as well as show you examples of similar content, and explanation from the tutor’s personal textbook. Older textbooks consistently contain simpler explanations and formulas for many types of questions in numerous subjects.

Optimal Study Environment

  1. Get concepts explained in a different way, using different words. Tutors are exceptionally skills at rephrasing a sentence or concept in a way that is easier to understand. Tutors are well versed, and will strive to explain information using terms you can understand.
  2. Reduce your distraction level. Sometimes, the biggest barrier to learning a boring topic is distraction. By scheduling a tutoring appointment, you are making a solid commitment to get the job done in a distraction-free environment, minimizing procrastination and stress.
  3. Increase your commitment to learning. A tutor keeps you on the right track with independent learning activities such as homework, quizzes, assignments and studying. If you aren’t in school, a tutor can enrich your knowledge of programs, and subject areas that can help you get a job, or a promotion!
  4. Increase your job prospects. A tutor can help you perfect your cover letter, resume and job application. Your tutor will listen to your wants and needs, and assist you with identifying and applying to organizations that match with your skills and talents.
  5. Improve your communication skills. If English is your second or third language, speaking with a tutor can help you by structuring relevant lessens, improving pronunciation, contextualized vocabulary and conversation.
  6. Improve your analytical skills. A tutor can help you uncover analytical skills you didn’t know you have, by showing you the tools and techniques to conduct precise quantitative analysis, and descriptive qualitative analysis.
  7. Improve your reasoning skills. Improved qualitative and quantitative analysis results in better reasoning skills, and ultimately a more persuasive argument for your point of view. A tutor can help you hone your arguments in essays, assignments and presentations.
  8. Become more attractive and engaging. While it might seem obvious, research supports that intelligence is one of the primary things that both men and women when choosing a mate.
  9. Increase your self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is how effective you perceive yourself to be. The more you learn, the more confident you will be about your own strengths, skills and abilities.
  10. Become astounded and fascinated by the world around you. A tutor can turn a boring subject into an interesting one, and provide new perspectives about subjects that may not normally interest you.

Ivory Towers

  1. Improve your academic stamina. A tutor is like an academic coach – someone who can refine your skills and push you to be your best. By structuring homework and study through a tutor, you commit yourself (or your student) to the process of learning outside of school.
  2. You invest in an academic safety net. Consistent tutoring protects a student from failure and low academic performance, because the tutor is motivated and incentivized to ensure that your student succeeds. Tutors help structure the homework and studying process, saving parents of students, and students themselves time and money.
  3. You can now avoid commuting and travel costs all together.       You can attend a tutoring appointment without actually meeting using the Internet. Skype, email, Google drive and phone allow for tutoring meetings to be performed without commuting. In combination with online payment mechanisms, modern telecommunication technology allows for interactions between tutors and students who live in both local and remote locations.
  4. Get assistance troubleshooting long problems and trick questions. If a student doesn’t need regular help, but simply needs difficult questions answered, tutors are happy to help! Professors often provide inadequate reference material, and tutors are happy to solve your problems via email.
  5. Ensure your are as prepared as possible for quizzes, tests, and exams. Work with a tutor to mentally prepare yourself for academic challenges in any course. A tutor understands the educational process, and can help your avoid common pitfalls!
  6. Get perspective on your grades and performance. So many factors contribute to your overall academic success. If you aren’t satisfied with your current grades, get a second opinion from your tutor.
  7. Improve your learning process. Improve the way you learn for compounded results. Improving how you learn can benefit you across multiple subjects, topics and courses. A tutor can refine your techniques at any age, but the sooner you start, the more you have to gain!
  8. Learn university and college level material even if you aren’t in school. Often, we need to learn subjects while in the world of work, or simply want to learn something without getting credit for it.
  9. Improve your organizational skills. A tutor can help you become more organized by showing you the timesaving benefits of staying organized. A tutor can help you manage your course files, binders, digital file organization and more.
  10. Discover something you didn’t know you didn’t know. We can all look up information we know we don’t know on Google or another search engine. What’s more tricky is learning what you need to know, when there is so much information out there. A tutor can help you eliminate confusion, avoid mistakes and save precious time and energy as a result.

Vaulted Ceilings

  1. Gain the experience and connections needed to become a tutor. By working as a tutor, you get your foot in the door into a career in teaching. Moreover, you gain knowledge while earning money, providing you with advantages over coworkers throughout your career.
  2. Build a working relationship with a high-skill contract worker. Students and tutors network all the time, and building a long-term relationship with a tutor can have long-term benefits.
  3. Impress your friends and colleagues.
  4. Tutoring can be expensed.  Your tutoring expenses covered by scholarships, education grants, bursaries, trust funds, education funds. In 9/10 cases, it is the student’s parent(s) or guardian(s) will pay for tutoring. Most parents are proud to learn that their son / daughter want tutoring will reimburse you if you ask them to hire a tutor.
  5. Tutoring is tax-deductible in many jurisdictions. It pays to check with your accountant (or local tax authority website) to see if you qualify for an educational tax credits.
  6. Tutors can help you explain your feedback in greater detail. Tutors can help you understand the mark you received on an assignment, and what you can do about it.
  7. Tutors can give you advice as to how to dispute a grade that you feel was undeserved. Tutors are experienced with consulting on matters involving academic disputes. Tutors can help you maximize your chances of receiving a correction.
  8. Tutors can uncover mistakes that others overlook. Just like getting a second opinion with your health, or double-inspecting a job site, getting a tutor to double check your work is practical. Tutor can catch both common, and uncommon mistakes that you might have missed the first time around.
  9. Hiring an outside tutor avoids disagreements, stigmas, or conflicts that often occur when a family member tutors. Most people have a smart family member who could tutor you. Hiring a tutor avoid family conflict. Family members do not make good tutors because family dynamics interfere with the learning process.
  10. Hiring an outside tutor frees up parents’ time, especially for younger students. When a parent is currently the primary in-home educator, a tutor can free up valuable time and energy for other endeavours.

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  1. Tutors are exceptionally capable. The best way to improve yourself is to spend time with people who are the best. By working with very capable individuals, you will push yourself to improve in ways you could have never done by staying within your element.
  2. Tutors are incentive to help you achieve your goals.
  3. Tutors are diverse. Tutors are people, and just like people, there are all kinds of subtle difference between tutors. It is important to find a tutor that works well for you.
  4. Tutors can provide day-to-day feedback. Instead of receiving feedback from schools, which is infrequent and impersonal in most post-secondary settings, or worse on a permanent record, a tutors deliver better, more personalized academic feedback, much much sooner.
  5. Tutors are responsive to your needs, and learn how to serve you better.
  6. Tutors are academic guardians. The word tutor derives its origins from the latin word tueri, meaning to watch or to guard. Modern tutors are academics guardians who watch over the progress of their students.
  7. The gains from tutoring accumulate. Gains from tutoring accumulate with the expansion of knowledge, skill, vocabulary, understanding, context, and technique over time.
  8. The cost of tutoring can be shared. When working on group projects, or when studying for an exam with a colleague, tutors will accommodate multiple students, and generally only charge more if the group is larger than 3 students. This means the cost to each student is 50% or 33%
  9. Tutors will often offer bulk discounts if a minimum amount of work is guaranteed by the student. Discounts may vary from time to time. Call or email to inquire about bulk sessions.
  10. Tutors sometimes catch professors’ mistakes. Catching a professor’s (or teacher’s) mistake can identify you as a good student, but play your cards wisely. You don’t want to be identified as an advisory. Be polite and helpful, and your teacher will thank and respect you, and make sure the mistake is relevant!

Educators Want to Improve

  1. Tutors can enrich the learning experience for students with learning disabilities. Students provide additional time and attention to all students. While some students only need occasional tutoring for confusing and challenging concepts, some students need more routine guidance.
  2. Tutors can enrich the learning experience for gifted students. Exceptionally bright students who aren’t challenged enough can be frustrated with the learning experience. These students can’t ever get enough time and attention from teachers and professors who are often preoccupied helping students who don’t understand the material. Routinely, teachers lose patience with gifted students who ask too many questions, request extra-challenge questions, or who are done well before the rest of the class and have nothing to do.
  3. Tutors pull up the class average. By pushing students to do their best, the presence of tutors increases academic performance. The presence of tutors leads to a more educated society, and higher academic standards, fueled by academic competition.
  4. Tutors are there for you when you need them.
  5. Tutors probe what you know by asking questions. If something doesn’t make sense to a tutor, the tutor will take steps to figure out the missing information. The tutor will ask questions to you, or search for answers in reference material or the Internet on your behalf.
  6. Tutors can help you refresh your memory when tacking a rusty subject. You will get the best results if you hire a tutor to help you get back to studying a difficult, helping you improve your weakest subject areas.
  7. Tutors are often cross-functional, allowing you to minimize procurement costs and use the same tutor for multiple subjects.
  8. Tutors can improve your attitude. A big part of learning is your attitude towards it. A tutor can improve the way you use your time, get down to studying immediately, and push you to accomplish more.
  9. Tutors are exceptional listeners. Tutors have excellent listening skills, and will actively listen to your instructions, comments, and problems, in addition to helping you find solutions and improve your answers.
  10. Tutors teach you transferable skills. The skills you learn from a tutor include transferable skills, such as research, analysis, computation, writing communication, organization, contextualization, information technology, career building and more.

Answers are a Result of the Process of Finding Solutions

  1. When a tutor doesn’t have the answer, they will strive to find it any way possible. Tutors do the heavy searching, so to speak, when an answer is hard to find. Tutors have an eye for detail, and will find the answer even when it is obscure.
  2. Tutoring is not weather dependent. Unlike many services, it does not matter what the weather is to invest in tutoring. Rain, shine, snow, nothing can stop a tutor from helping you learn!
  3. Tutors are trust-worthy and loyal. All of the tutors I know don’t abandon their students mid-semester. They are in it for long-term relationships, and want their students to succeed.
  4. Hiring a tutor locks up a limited resource. Because there is a limited number of tutors, and growing post-secondary student population, engaging a tutor prevents other competing students from benefiting from the tutor’s one-on-one academic service.
  5. Tutors recognize the value of your time. A tutor will respect your time while scheduling, and attempt to help you get the most of your session by focusing on the problems and tasks most important to you.
  6. Tutors are often versatile enough to help with corporate projects and assignments. You get a competitive advantage before and after you graduate.
  7. Tutors can monitor your progress over time. By working with a tutor on an ongoing basis, you get the added benefit of a long-term professional relationship, and the insight that follows.
  8. Tutoring keeps you on the right academic track.
  9. Tutors are a worthwhile investment in your education.
  10. Tutors help you maximize the worth of your education, while minimizing the risk of dropping-out or retaking a course.

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