|With the end of home-schooling not explicitly clear, it is normal that many parents of primary and secondary school children are feeling lost and at their wits end. Parents often have their own commitments with remote working and therefore don’t have the time to continually monitor their children’s online schooling and progress. It has been reported by the BBC that the lost school time could cost pupils £40,000 in earnings over their career, due to the impact on progress.
Any parent wants the best for their children so reading this statistic is quite jarring. In order to prevent any further disruption, we would recommend that it may be useful for parents to consider integrating a tutor to monitor progress or cover any topics that may not have been effectively delivered due to the limitations of large class online learning.
It is important to acknowledge that parents up and down the country are struggling with anxiety and stress as a result of having to take the ongoing responsibility of monitoring their children’s education, whilst juggling their employment obligations. The WorkPlace Insight statistics reflects many of the struggles parents are experiencing including:
· 79% of parents interviewed are concerned about their children’s education.
· 63% of parents interviewed admit they find it difficult to understand their children’s schoolwork and haven’t got the ability to teach their children the set curriculum
· The ages of greatest concern were between 7 and 13 years old.
These statistics completely validate all the feelings and emotional turmoil many parents and carers may be experiencing. Crescent Tuition has the resources to offer high-quality one to one tuition to help support home-schooling and the prescribed curriculum. We have tutors available to support children of all ages, educational needs, and capabilities. Support is not only available for the students, but also for the parents, tutors have the ability to support, direct and advise parents on topics such as monitoring progress and providing weekly updates.
Parents can’t be expected to have the breadth and depth of knowledge to be able to teach their children extremely successfully. It requires patience, resilience, and knowledge of both the subject’s content and the entire curriculum which is why a tutor may be a valuable asset to integrate into your home learning.