Planning for College Your High School Path

Tutoring Can Give Students the Academic Edge!

Students today who have high life goals are faced with a new reality. They MUST do well in high school to reach their dreams. Because of educational reforms on both the national and state level, combined with a very competitive college admissions process, students MUST demonstrate high academic achievement in every school subject and on all standardized tests. The stakes have risen, especially in relation to college admissions. But what can be done to ensure student’s success in class?

 One of the best ways to get individualized attention and support is to hire a tutor who has expertise in the specific subject matter. Although a student’s teacher is the best resource, frequently a teacher does not have the necessary time available to help students on an individual basis or at the precise time when a student might need help in understanding concepts to complete a homework assignment.


Parents should seek the aid of a tutor when their children need help in understanding homework assignments and /or concepts and ideas, or they need help in preparing for exams, or they need help in catching up when they have fallen behind. Tutoring can also instill a level of confidence that the student might be lacking. In essence, tutoring can renew a student’s enthusiasm for learning and instill a motivation to succeed to the highest level.

In the past, parents had to rely on private tutors who would have to be scheduled to work in advance and on an hourly basis. In this technological era, better options exist. Students are able to access online tutors whenever the need arises and for as long as it takes the student to understand the material. For example, Educare provides an interactive online tutoring service for students needing help in basic math through calculus. And for students who enjoy studying math and/or English with other students, they should try Grockit – The Social Learning Network.