‘Education is the key!’ We may have heard that phrase many times, but not really give it the full attention that it deserves. With all the different responsibilities in life, we may forget the importance of making sure that we plan for our children’s education from an early age.
Whether it be starting a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for college or university, or enrolling your child in a tutoring program, you must have a plan to set your child up for success in this world where technology is ever changing.
Children excel in their studies much more quickly when they are taught fundamental concepts from a young age. Parents can do a little each day as well, to help guide their child with learning the basic concepts of subject material (if they are able to recall the knowledge of a particular subject). It is important to remember that most of these concepts are often totally new to children and that it will take time for them to understand it fully. A lot of the time, it takes a great deal of patience to actually convey a concept to a child. This may take some work, but when you are able to successfully understand how your child thinks through a problem, it will ultimately draw you closer to them and create a stronger bond.
Help from a tutor is also beneficial to children, since they are given the opportunity to gain the perspective of an individual who has extensive knowledge and is able to effectively impart this to them. One-on-one studying is by far the most effective way to teach a student. Each student has their own unique style of learning and as the CEO of Tutor Scholar, I have seen many students excel in different ways, specific to that individual.
Bringing It All Together
When we take the time to invest into our children’s current and future education, we are not only investing in them, we are also investing in our relationship with them. Our children will see the impact of our efforts benefit them in the long run and use the ‘key’ that we have provided them to unlock the doors of empowerment. They will be able to walk through those doors confidently and help shape the future of our society.
What do you think about education and its role in the success of the younger generation? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below as I learn just as much from you as you do from me.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christopher Atkinson is the CEO of Tutor Scholar and an alumnus of The University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, physics and mathematics. He is the founder of the company, Tutor Scholar, which offers students one-on-one tutoring to ensure they receive the best quality of learning.