As a parent, it can be difficult to know when your child needs extra help with their learning. Your child might say everything is ‘fine’ or ‘okay’ even though they might be struggling with their school work.


However, there are signs you can look out for to see how they are really getting on. Here are a few signs to spot and what you can do to help your child if they’re having a hard time:

Struggling with homework

It can be a tell-tale sign that your child is struggling at school if they’re hiding or skipping their homework as this suggests they may be falling behind or are bored of their studies. There are several reasons why your child might struggle with their homework including a lack of comprehension, poor study habits, or simply not having enough time to complete their work.


Poor grades

If your child’s grades are consistently low, despite their efforts to improve, it may be time to consider tutoring. Low grades could be a sign that your child is struggling to understand the material or that they are not receiving enough individual attention in the classroom.

Lack of motivation

If your child is disinterested in their studies or lacks motivation to complete their work, it may be a sign that they need extra help. A tutor can provide the additional support and guidance necessary to help your child become more engaged and motivated.



Learning disabilities

If your child has a learning disability, such as dyslexia or ADHD, they may require specialised tutoring to help them succeed in school. A tutor who specialises in working with children with learning disabilities can provide the support and guidance necessary to help your child overcome their challenges.

Lack of confidence

If your child lacks confidence in their academic abilities, it may be a sign that they need tutoring.  Your child might get frustrated when you bring up school work. If they are getting more frustrated than usual, there is a chance their confidence has taken a hit. A tutor can provide the additional support and encouragement necessary to help your child build their confidence and succeed in school.

How Affinity Tutors can help


If you notice any of these signs in your child, it might be a good idea to get some extra academic support from a tutor. Not only can tutoring support your child’s well-being, it can also help your child overcome obstacles in their learning with lessons that are tailored to their needs. 


All our tutors have up-to-date curriculum knowledge and can break down tricky topics and give useful pointers on how best to study so they can stay on top of all their school work. We have a range of specialised and qualified tutors to help your child from subjects including Maths, Science, English and more.


Our unique, custom built platform allows both parents and students to communicate effectively with their chosen tutor, using interactive whiteboards and live video chat. You can contact our tutors to arrange a free trial lesson, allowing you to meet the tutor and discuss any tutoring requirements. 

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