Okay-you’re having a little trouble with one of your high school subjects, but this doesn’t mean you need a tutor, right? If you really buckle down, you can catch up with the rest of the class on your own. After all, you are doing fairly well in your other subjects, so why can‘t you handle this, too? What can a tutor do for you, anyway that you can’t do for yourself? Maybe you can get a little advice or after school help from your teacher, but why spend the money on a tutor? The answer to these questions is quite obvious. If you are doing well in other subjects, but this one in particular is giving you problems, then there is something about it that you are not quite ‘getting.’
Are you getting failing grades in this class? Do you have a hard time comprehending homework assignments? Do you complete a test thinking that you did very well, only to be faced with a lower mark than you actually thought you might have? Or were you completely lost as soon as you took a look at the test paper? Did everything you thought you knew just suddenly fly out the window? Not a chance. You never knew it to begin with and have been fooling yourself all this time. No matter how many hours you spend studying, if you don’t grasp the concept being taught, you definitely need tutoring.
It doesn’t help matters any if you continually make excuses for why you are not able to make good grades in this one class. Being very busy with after school activities, problems with a relationship, or not feeling well are just excuses you are using to hide the fact that you just aren’t able to figure it out without some kind of assistance. Hire a tutor! What are you waiting for? Do you want to have to repeat the whole class over again next year? Now, that doesn’t sound very appealing, does it? All your friends will be moving up a grade, and there you are-repeating a class you could have done just fine in with a little tutoring.
A tutor will be able to assist you in figuring out what exactly it is that is causing you to have a hard time, and devise ways to get past it. It may not even take as long as you think it might-you may catch on rather quickly once you see the problem clearly-it may be a simple little answer to all your problems, but you will never know if you struggle along trying to work it out yourself. There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of…millions of students require some kind of tutoring each year. You aren’t the first, and you certainly won’t be the last.
Your high school years are supposed to be the best years of your life, so why make yourself miserable because you won’t admit you have a problem? The solution is so simple it’s almost frightening. A few sessions with a tutor will make all the difference in how you are able to perceive the problem and go about finding a way to overcome it. Tutors really know what they are doing, are qualified and experienced, and really can help you if you are willing to let them. You only have to be willing to listen, follow the plan they work out for you, and have a positive attitude.
Don’t take a chance on flunking one course if there is a way to avoid it. Your academic record will be what colleges will be looking at should you decide to enroll, so keep your grades up to an acceptable level, even if it means getting some additional help along the way. Who knows-once you catch on, you may someday be able to tutor a student who is having the same problem. You will be able to identify with him or her because you have already been in that position, and maybe they won’t be as stubborn as you were when it comes to asking for help! Go ahead and look for a tutor, and be happy that there are people like this for people like you.