A student may benefit from a tutor if (he/she):
- Seems to be trying, but his grades don’t show it.
- Homework is incomplete or not done well.
- Shows an increasing lack of confidence and motivation about school.
- Is very anxious about tests.
- Misbehaving in class
These can be signs of weak skills or serious academic problems in the making. First talk with your child’s teacher to find out what he or she thinks the issue is. If it seems behavioral, you may also want to talk to the school counselor or principal.