It’s not a stretch to say that science is behind many (if not most) of the advances in our quality of life in Canada, the U.S.A. and other parts of the world. Even if your children don’t choose a career in the sciences, studying disciplines like chemistry, physics or biology will help them. Here’s how.
We get that hiring a professional science tutor is a big decision. There are so many things to consider that go beyond just a struggling grade in science classes. We figured we could help by giving a few ideas to decide if you need a science tutor.
Repetitive memorization and ‘book learning’ doesn’t work for everyone. Sometimes schools don’t have enough time to go beyond ‘book learning’ to show scientific principles are at play in literally every part of our daily lives. That means it can be hard for your children to connect with the material in biology, physics or chemistry.
Our science tutors have the luxury of being able to be flexible and conduct out-of-the-box lessons. For example, tutors can go outside with their students and explain combustion by listening to cars rev their engines. They can teach the principles of physics by tossing a baseball. They can explain how light refracts into the beautiful blue colour we see in the sky. Science is a part of everyday life. Sometimes children just need the right guidance to see this.
Is your child fascinated by the natural world? Do your kids lose track of time when listening to the intricate patterns of bird songs? Are they interested by how a hockey puck arcs through the air after a slap shot? Are they fascinated with how light reflects on water? These are all signs of a curious, inquisitive mind. Some children tend to ask for details about everything they do or see. For example, some students may ask about why it hurts when they bump their knee. If that conversation starts to branch out into a discussion about the nervous system, the need for a fight-or-flight response, and how the brain processes all these things…it may be hard for a parent to answer all these questions. You may have a budding scientist on your hands. This kind of child may have a talent for subjects like biology, physics or chemistry. An in-home science tutor can nurture this interest and share their insights with parents.
Learning or mental health challenges can become strengths if channelled properly. If you pore through the biographies of famous scientists, you won’t be hard pressed to find famous examples of people with mental health or learning challenges. In some cases, these so-called disabilities turned out to be advantages once channelled properly. Einstein was suspected of having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some people credit his condition as one of the reasons he was able to think beyond the confines of the scientific theories of his time. For more information, check out the Wall Street Journal article titled ‘What If Einstein Had Taken Ritalin?’ Also, the BBC reported that Isaac Newton could have been autistic. It just goes to show that an interest in science can be a catalyst for brilliance even for people in tough situations. Keep in mind we also offer professional tutoring services specifically geared towards children with learning challenges.
Observe your children closely. An in-home science teacher with School is Easy Tutoring could be a great asset.
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