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  • Writer's pictureAlana Azzouni

Tips to help you determine whether your child needs tutoring over the holidays.

The holiday season is a time for family gatherings, relaxation, and festivities. It's also a great opportunity to help your child catch up on their studies or get ahead academically. But how do you know if your child would benefit from holiday tutoring?

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In this blog, we'll provide you with valuable insights and tips on how to recognise the signs that your child might need some extra academic support during the holidays.

1. Deteriorating Grades or Academic Struggles

One of the most common signs that your child may need tutoring is a noticeable decline in their grades or consistent academic struggles. If you've noticed a drop in their performance in multiple subjects, it's time to investigate further. A tutor can help identify the areas where your child is struggling and provide tailored assistance to address those issues.

The Christmas break could be utilised as valuable time to help them get back on track.

2. Lack of Confidence or Interest in Learning

Pay attention to your child's attitude towards learning. A lack of confidence or interest in their studies could be a red flag. If your child appears disengaged, expresses frustration, or avoids their homework, it may be a sign that they are struggling with certain concepts.

Tutoring can boost their confidence and reignite their interest in learning! We can make lessons fun and engaging, especially over the break, to ensure that your child is enjoying their lessons and reaping the benefits.

3. Below average by the end of the year

If your child consistently falls below the average line in certain subjects, holiday tutoring can be an excellent opportunity to bridge that gap. The additional lessons and targeted support during the holidays can bring your child closer to, or even beyond, the average line. This extra guidance provides a chance to catch up on missed concepts and reinforce foundational knowledge, ensuring they start the new year on a stronger academic footing.

4. Struggles in a Specific Subject

It's not uncommon for children to excel in some subjects while struggling in others. If you notice your child consistently struggling in a specific subject, it's a clear sign that they could benefit from subject-specific tutoring. Addressing these challenges early can prevent them from becoming more significant obstacles in the future. We also want to prevent a decrease in their retention of knowledge from 2023 due to the long break before the 2024 school year.

Benefits of Holiday Tutoring

Now that you've identified the signs that your child may need tutoring over the holidays, let's explore some of the benefits:

  1. Prevent Learning Loss: Consistent learning during the holidays can help prevent the loss of knowledge and skills gained during the school year.

  2. Boost Confidence and Self-Esteem: Personalised tutoring can boost your child's confidence, which can positively impact their overall approach to learning.

  3. Personalised Learning Experience: Tutoring provides a tailored approach to your child's learning style and pace, ensuring they get the support they need.

How to Approach the Decision

So, how should you approach the decision of enrolling your child in holiday tutoring?

  1. Open Communication with Your Child: Start by having open discussions with your child about their academic struggles and concerns. Their input is valuable.

  2. Consultation with Teachers: Reach out to your child's teachers to gain insights into their academic performance and recommendations for improvement.

  3. Consideration of Future Goals: Think about how holiday tutoring can contribute to your child's long-term academic success and their future aspirations.

Recognising the signs that your child may need tutoring over the holidays is the first step toward providing them with the support they need to excel academically. Remember that tutoring is not only about addressing weaknesses but also about helping your child reach their full potential.

If you decide that holiday tutoring is the right choice for your child, consider exploring the services we offer. Our experienced tutors can provide the personalised support your child needs to thrive. Make this holiday season a time of both celebration and growth for your child's education.

Don't hesitate to reach out to us for more information or to discuss your child's specific needs. You can call us on 0481 180 222, or email us at

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