When it comes time to prep for a standardized test, you have several options.
You could work through study guides on your own, or sign up for a class, or work one-on-one with a Summit tutor. For most students, one-on-one tutoring will be the best, most effective method. Here’s why.
One-on-one tutoring is fully customized. Your tutor starts by assessing your goals and your current level, then makes a plan to help you bridge the gap. Every session is designed specifically to help you achieve your goal. Targeted learning is more efficient. With one-on-one tutoring, you don’t have to align your needs with a one-size-fits-all approach.
One-on-one tutoring works around your schedule. Your tutor works with you to plan sessions to fit your schedule. And, in a one-on-one environment, a tutor will help manage assignments according to your existing workload.
It’s easier to speak up with a private tutor. Many students are uncomfortable asking for help in a classroom setting. It’s a rare student who will request (or even receive) an in-depth explanation when the rest of the class seems ready to move on. In a Summit one-on-one tutoring program, you get all the focused attention you need from your personal coach.
Tutors help minimize frustration. Learning new material and new approaches is challenging. On your own or in a class setting, it’s easy to get demoralized and lose confidence in your ability to master these tests. Your expert tutor will support you through the process. As your mentor who knows you and your learning style, they will know how best to explain a concept so you will understand it.
You get a more interactive experience working with a tutor. It’s one thing to hear a teacher simply explain a concept and you think, “that makes sense.” It’s quite another to try it out. At Summit we believe that you learn best when seeing new strategies and knowledge in action and when you are the one discovering them. With your tutor as coach, you get instant feedback and can adjust your approach as needed.
A tutor often becomes a mentor. Your Summit tutor is hand-picked to match your personality and learning style, to create an environment where you will thrive. And maybe even have fun.
A tutor takes the pressure off of parents. Parents want to help their students do the best they can, but their involvement is not always welcomed by their student when preparing for these tests. Besides creating a customized learning plan, the tutor also helps with accountability to achieve milestones, and not the parents.
One-on-one tutoring is the best option for most students. As part of our proven process for success, Summit tutors are matched to the individual student. Your expert tutor will take the time to understand your learning style and your goals, and will help you learn what you need to succeed in a supportive environment that puts you first.
To learn more about Summit’s one-on-one tutoring programs, please contact us.