The Impacts of Tutoring

3/21/21

By: Dr. Goolsby

3 Minute Read

School can be difficult and students that are struggling to keep up with the ever increasing workload often feel overwhelmed as they slip further and further behind. There are ample resources for students to help themselves online, but sometimes it’s not enough for one to try to navigate their education by themselves. Sometimes it even feels like being alone in a large classroom when a teacher is divided among all the students. It’s no wonder that some students don’t fit the standard mold of how classrooms are structured. 

Tutoring can help students receive individualized attention that is moldable to the student’s specific needs in both the subjects that they need assistance in as well as the methods that student learns best in. For example, a high school classroom typically has more lectures and papers than an elementary school classroom, but both are valid and effective strategies. There is a stigma against creative curriculum for older students, but there is a large body of research that suggests that creative lessons are better for student learning. Challenging that stigma is important for educators to do because the success of a student relies on having the strongest and most effective teaching strategies for that student. 

School can be difficult and students that are struggling to keep up with the ever increasing workload often feel overwhelmed as they slip further and further behind. There are ample resources for students to help themselves online, but sometimes it’s not enough for one to try to navigate their education by themselves. Sometimes it even feels like being alone in a large classroom when a teacher is divided among all the students. It’s no wonder that some students don’t fit the standard mold of how classrooms are structured. 

Tutoring can help students receive individualized attention that is moldable to the student’s specific needs in both the subjects that they need assistance in as well as the methods that student learns best in. For example, a high school classroom typically has more lectures and papers than an elementary school classroom, but both are valid and effective strategies. There is a stigma against creative curriculum for older students, but there is a large body of research that suggests that creative lessons are better for student learning. Challenging that stigma is important for educators to do because the success of a student relies on having the strongest and most effective teaching strategies for that student. 

Tutoring can help bridge the gap between the classroom and studying alone, but it is not only for students that are struggling. There is research that suggests that all students, struggling or not, benefit from tutoring for a number of reasons. Firstly, as mentioned before, tutoring is tailored to the needs of the student. The individualized nature of tutoring can immediately confront any questions or misunderstood concepts as opposed to in a classroom where a student might feel uncomfortable asking in front of a group or a teacher is unable to accommodate all the questions. Secondly, a student who regularly attends tutoring lessons has more exposure to, which has been shown to increase test scores

CHOYCES aims to take these lessons and apply them to the students they tutor. We ensure that students are engaged in the material by making creative lesson plans that take advantage of a child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn. We offer tutoring in SAT/PSAT subjects as well as guiding the student through college readiness starting from researching different schools all the way to helping them apply. Having someone that can guide you through the process can take away a lot of the stress involved and they can ensure you don’t miss anything along the way. 

About Author

Dr.Danielle S. Goolsby

Dr. Danielle S. Goolsby has always had a love for education. She has experience tutoring even before she decided to become an educator. Dr. Goolsby is a native of Rochester, New York. She has a Bachelors in Communication with a minor in Political Science from the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, a Masters in Childhood Education from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, with certifications in both General & Special Education, and completed her Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Education at LIU, C.W. Post, in Long Island, NY.

Danielle has been in the education field for 10 years. She has consistently demonstrated proficiency in communication, leadership, conflict resolution, teaching students with disabilities, common core curriculum development, providing professional development for colleagues, mentorship, and staff development. As a leader and educator, Ms. Goolsby is consistently confronted with opportunities to provide needed information to her colleagues, students and their families as well as serve as the go between and liaison for effective communication, pedagogy and education.