In one-to-one classes, a student is given a learning plan that takes into account how they learn, what they already know, and their talents and interest. It’s the opposite of the curriculum in schools that are the same for all. Students collaborate with their tutors to develop short and long-term objectives. This method encourages students to take charge of their education.
After exams, parents often are seen comparing their child’s marks and the marks of their classmates and they scold their child for not studying. They may say,” If she can score, why are you not able to score. You are not serious about your studies “. In these cases the real problem lies with the way information is provided to students. Some may take a little longer to grasp, but some may not. Without knowing this teachers will move forward with the lessons. But in one-to-one tutoring, each student can take enough time to learn a concept.
Based on the student’s age and level a rigid curriculum is finalized in the group center and based on that these classes are taken by the teachers. Here because of the pressure from school management the teachers are forced to complete the curriculum in a period of time. This way they will move forward with the topic one by one. A student who is not familiar with a concept may not be able to follow the other concepts related to that in the coming chapters. This leads to learning gaps. Students feel reluctant to ask the doubt about the previous portion. But thanks to one to one tutoring which makes the teachers concentrate only on one student without any time constraints.
As all of us know, everyone doesn’t learn at the same pace. Each student requires their own time to learn a thing. Therefore teachers implement a tailored design that gives special attention to students’ individual needs. Tutors can customize according to students’ strengths and weaknesses.
Let’s look at how in one-to-one learning a curriculum is customized
Assessment of students
Learning occurs in the minds of students, where it is unnoticed by others. This means that learning must be measured in terms of performance, or what a student can do with what they have learned. Formal or informal assessment, anonymous or public, individual or communal, can all be used to evaluate a student’s performance.
Assessment methods should help the tutor to answer the questions, “ How much a student has learned? What modification should be made to the study pattern? “
There are two methods of measuring students’ learning :
- Summative evaluation: This type of evaluation is usually performed at the end of the year or course, and provides a formal evaluation of a student’s achievement. It helps the tutors to identify if the students have learned and met the stated goal or not.
- Formative evaluation: This type of evaluation is performed throughout the course or program, provides an informal assessment of a student’s performance, and requires a short period of time. This helps the tutors understand how a student is learning and modify the teaching method according to that.
In one to one, a tutor promotes an informal discussion, which helps students receive and process the information. These types of discussions help to develop interest and engagement as well as develop thinking and speaking skills.
Identifying the learning method of students
Each student has a different learning style. A student’s learning style is the way they acquire information. They can learn and retain the information only when they are presented in their learning style. A good tutor designs the maximum in this way to make a student understand the concept.
The 7 different learning styles have been explained below:
- Visual: These types of students do well when symbols, boxes, charts, and colors are presented to them. If a student learns better by reading and looking at pictures, diagram graphs, etc. Then the chances are they are a visual learner.
- Aural: This type of learning involves sound and music. Auditing learners develop understanding and memory by hearing and listening.
- Physical: These types of students make use of body and sense of touch to learn. They learn by doing, touching, moving, building, and are described as hands-on.
- Logical: They learn by asking questions. They are natural thinkers who learn by classifying, classifying, categorizing, and thinking abstractly about patterns and relationships, etc.
- Social: social learners prefer to learn in groups rather them on their own and like generating ideas by brainstorming with others.
- Solitary: This type of learner tends to be more independent and introspective, spending a lot of time on their own, enjoying their own company. They enjoy spending time alone.
- Verbal: These types of students have a passion for words. They learn better when they recite information out loud, write notes and highlight the key points.
A good tutor can help to teach the students how to arrange information and how to arrange information and how to tutor study skills to suit different subjects. At ANGLE, due care is taken while selecting the tutors and training them in all aspects of teaching and learning methods for students. This helps them to have a better understanding of each of their student.
Role of tutors in problem-solving
When we are faced with a task and are unsure about what to do, we engage in problem-solving. At that stage, strategies are important, since they are where we start. When a student asks for the answers it’s the tutor’s job to encourage them to strive to stick with it and find a solution. A good tutor will opt for the best strategies for the solution path.
Problem-solving is very important for a child’s development. So, a tutor should try to incorporate problem-solving exercises. This helps a child to ignite intellectual inquiry by combining problem-solving with collaboration and communication. When students are trained to tackle problems themselves they learn to look at challenges from a fresh perspective. This way they are curious, innovative, and motivated.
In one-to-one classes, the teachers assist their students to overcome both emotional and cognitive hurdles to learn effective problem-solving abilities. At ANGLE, a tutor creates a successful learning environment by creating a pleasant relationship with the students and assisting them in overcoming their concerns and anxieties connected to problem solving.
The importance of a study plan
In one to one tutoring a study plan plays a crucial role. each student may require a different study plan rather than the one plan adopted in the traditional classes. A study plan serves as a tool for teachers on what each day a student can learn, how the lessons should be delivered to each student, and how the learning of each student will be assessed. This plan gives the teachers a clear-cut idea about the structure they used to follow allowing them to be more effective in classes. This way is unlike a far too large no. of students, getting little attention from teachers, causing them to fall behind in class.
At ANGLE, each tutor has been trained in such a way that every minute spent in class is spent teaching important concepts and engaging in meaningful discussions. Students may learn quicker, grasp more information, recall their course work, and enjoy studying with one-to-one student-teacher interaction.