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Benefits of Tutoring

Benefits to Tutors

In addition to meetings lots of interesting people, getting a glimpse into the teaching and helping professions, and gaining personal satisfaction from helping others, tutoring also provides the following intellectual benefits to the tutor:

  • Encourages higher levels of thinking.
  • Increases motivation to learn in order to maintain new role.
  • Increases ability to manage own learning and study strategies.
  • Increases subject specific knowledge.
  • Increases related general knowledge.
  • Increases understanding of subject area.


Benefits to Students

  • Offers more individualized, systematic, structured learning experience.
  • Provides greater congruence between teacher and learner, closer role model.
  • Improves academic performance and personal growth.
  • Improves attitude toward subject area.
  • Generates stronger effects than other individualized teaching strategies.
  • Motivates self-paced and self-directed learning.
  • Provides intensive practice for students who need it.
  • Improves self esteem.


Benefits to the College

  • Increases opportunity to reinforce instruction.
  • Increases positive student interaction.
  • Enhances measurable positive changes in attitude towards teaching/learning for the participants.
  • Improves educational climate.
  • Facilitates ethnic and racial integration.