How can a tutor help a gifted student?
If your child has been marked as gifted, they often excel creatively, intellectually, or artistically. In addition, they likely display strong leadership skills and excel academically. Gifted and talented classes are designated for students who have the skills necessary for independent learning. These classes are designed to be more creative. Nevertheless, gifted students have unique needs that can be difficult to accommodate in a traditional school environment. Varsity Tutors can help to connect these students with talented tutors who have a solid understanding of the needs of gifted students.
A gifted and talented tutor can be a great way to provide your child with the type of one-on-one sessions that your child can't get from a majority of classrooms. It is common for a gifted student to grow bored when they don't receive the stimulation and attention necessary to master a given subject. Your child needs to engage with material in a different way, and it is often in ways they have trouble explaining during their younger years. Your child may work much faster than their peers, which can cause them to feel bored during traditional classes.
When you get in touch with Varsity Tutors, our educational directors are able to help you create a student profile for your child. The profile can provide a potential tutor with a vast wealth of information that is pertinent to building a comprehensive lesson plan for them. The tutor will factor in your child's gifted status, their learning style, their personal preferences, their syllabus, and many other factors to construct the ideal tutoring program for your child. If they are more advanced in math than in other courses, the tutor will focus their time and energy on increasing your child's skills in that subject and its concepts.
Through private tutoring, your gifted student's growth can be fostered in the areas that are most challenging or interesting to him or her. With an experienced tutor, your child can stretch his or her interdisciplinary understanding of content, and can learn to verbalize their unique thinking processes. Your child's tutor can work with your child to ensure that they are on track to achieve their personal educational goals. With the flexibility offered by an individualized lesson plan, your child's tutor will easily be able to adjust the lesson plan as your child's needs evolve and develop.
Your child's tutor will work alongside you and your child's teachers to strengthen the school-student-tutor relationship. Your child's tutor can form lesson plans that are based on approaching exams, homework, or upcoming projects, which can give your gifted student the extra attention they may need to successfully move ahead. You will receive ongoing progress reports to see the developments in your child's education. If your child is moving ahead in one area more than others, you will be made aware of it and of the strategies you can implement at home to ensure that they remain challenged and engaged.
When you choose a personal tutor for your child, you can arrange sessions most suited to their and your needs. If your child has daycare or after-school activities, the tutor can meet them at any location, whether it is at your home, the school library, a local recreation center, or a coffee shop. In addition, you can request online tutoring sessions for your child for optimal flexibility. Online tutoring sessions are conducted in the same manner as face-to-face sessions.
Call Varsity Tutors today to connect with a tutor that can challenge your gifted and talented child. Our educational directors will help you find a tutor who is best suited to your student's specific needs.