Dec 11, 2018 in Tutoring
The Power of Private Tuition
A discussion of some of the negative social dynamics in the classroom environment affects students and how private tuition can be a remedy.
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
I recently had a conversation with a mother who was looking for some support for her son. The family has a strong background in languages and humanities and neither of the parents personally favoured science or maths. The mother explained, as a result, the dislike for these technical subjects had, to some degree, been taken on by their children and was now being expressed as their own dislike for these subjects. For her son, maths and physics have become a real bane. However, he has expressed that he would love to do maths and physics for A-level as this would be considered a huge achievement for him personally.
We discussed his environment at school and I heard many of his teachers were of high academic achievement and he feels they pitch well to students that follow their explanations, and those requiring a different or more thorough explanation, like himself, are left by the wayside. He feels shy to reveal he doesn’t understand something, because he believes he should, especially given his performance in other subjects (all A-grade), and therefore doesn’t put his hand up in class. This has now become a pattern of fear and anxiety making it harder to step beyond. In a nutshell, he feels like he’s failing.
This may well echo our own experiences of the classroom and school and it is certainly a difficult impasse. Over the course of the conversation we discussed the effect of these unrevealed and uncommunicated concerns that repeat in our minds and feelings. She revealed she had in fact many years ago not passed GCSE maths and that even to this day as a, and I say in jest, ‘proper full-fledged adult’, is something that still lies within her as a sense of failure.
To me, all these factors are incredibly important in all learning environments as they can and often do shape our decisions in life. The combination of the setting, who is around you, what you think they expect of you, whether they might think you are stupid, ‘what will they say about me afterwards’, ‘what might my parents say about my recent test result’ etc. all get in the psyche and can be deeply affecting; they affect our ability to learn. My question is, how might things change if we encourage communication and address and support these fears, rather than suppress and ignore them?
As a tutor, I have the ability to give my full attention to a student’s and parents’ concerns. I’m here to listen as much as I am to teach. There is no classroom, there are no others of higher or lower intelligence around us, there is no pressure being placed on you and there are no expectations. The environment, for most, is unique; it is a space that is truly refreshing and a relief. Both teacher and student can leave their concerns behind and become immersed in learning. This is the power of private tuition. Everything is welcome in the space.