by Jonathan Chartrand

A Gold Mine Of Benefits For Children Enrolled In After School Programs And Private Tutoring

After School Programs and Tutoring

After School Programs and Tutoring Offer Supplemental Education

It’s essential that parents understand and realize the beneficial value of after school programs and tutoring on the development of children. This understanding can help parents make decisions on what type of after school program they should enrol their child in as well as help parents monitor the actual benefits that their child is getting out of the program. Stay tuned…here’s 10 major benefits that after school programs and private tutoring offer our children.

1. After School Programs And Tutoring Provides Supervision For Parents Who Cannot Always Be With Their Children

Whether your child is with a tutor or with an after school program instructor, your child is being supervised as if they were still in school. Parents normally don’t finish work before 4 p.m., and by this time, children have been out of school for a half an hour or more.

2. After School Programs And Tutoring Helps To Keep Kids Out Of Trouble

Research shows that risky teen behaviour occurs most often between 3 and 6 p.m. This is a time when kids are out of school and parents are still at work. With nothing to do, even with their homework still in their bag, kids will look for action and it may not be very structured or organized. That’s when bad things can happen…spontaneously…out of the blue.

3. After School Programs And Tutoring Improves Personality and Maturity

Studies show that after school programs keep adolescents from experimenting with sex, drugs and other risky behaviours. Similar long term studies suggest that these programs help our children develop into happier, healthier, and more productive adults.

4. After School Programs And Tutoring Helps Children Get Along and Cooperate With Adults And Other Children

According to a study by psychologist Deborah Lowe Vandell PhD, after school programs help young people develop strong, positive relationships with both adults and peers as well as provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership and decision-making skills.

5. Provides Children With Immediate Feedback On Activities They Regard As Important

Immediate feedback is important for children to understand whether something they did is good or not. They don’t know unless you tell them so. As adults, often we can reward ourselves for something we did that was good, but children are still learning.

6. After School Programs And Tutoring Provides Children With More Mentors To Learn From

Children thrive on adults who they believe can do things that they would like to do themselves. Mentors not only teach valuable lessons, but they are admired and instil a desire in a child to be like their hero.

7. After School Programs And Tutoring Develops Self-Confidence

Skills that are valued by a child as important, interesting, exciting, or just fun, help that child develop greater self confidence. Believing a newly acquired skill is of significant value, a child will maintain a greater sense of pride in it’s achievement and strive for more.

8. After School Programs And Tutoring Develops Self Reliance

The more children learn, the less dependent they will become. Having the confidence to rely on themselves, children become more productive both at home and within themselves especially later in life when they need these qualities the most.

9. Children Have Fun In After School Programs

When kids are having fun performing an activity they perceive as interesting and fun, they are more likely to maintain full concentration for the duration of the activity and subsequently learn and retain more.

10. Like Tutoring, After School Programs Are Educational

After school programs teaches young people many different physical and cognitive skills that they can enjoy while they’re growing up as well as find useful later in life as adults.

After School Programs and Tutoring Offer Supplemental Education

Schools alone are not enough to fully develop the minds and bodies of children. After school programs and tutoring provide additional training that schools don’t or cannot offer.