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How Your Child Will Benefit from One-on-One Instruction

Saint Anne Parish School strives to provide a better educational experience for our children through one-on-one instruction.

What Is One-on-One Instruction?

One-on-one instruction is the practice of one teacher working with one student in a private learning environment, whether in a physical classroom or virtually through online instruction. This type of instruction is tailored to each individual student. This approach ensures that students interact with teachers individually, so each student understands and masters concepts at their own pace.
 
One-on-one instruction does not mean that one teacher is assigned to one student for an entire year. Rather, one-on-one instruction is unique in that it can be supplemental to general instruction and tailored to each student. For example, instead of only having an opportunity to ask questions during math class, one-on-one instruction provides your child with the opportunity to ask questions in a safe, private environment with the instructor. One-on-one instruction focuses on targeting your child’s needs and helping them achieve success through an individualized approach.

What Are the Benefits of One-on-One Instruction?

There are numerous benefits to one-on-one instruction regardless of whether your child struggles with learning or school.

One-on-One Instruction Is Tailored to Your Child’s Needs

This approach allows educators to work more meaningfully with each student. Instead of the broad-instruction that requires generalizing an entire classroom of thirty students, one-on-one instruction allows the educator to consider each student’s learning capabilities and needs. Educators can assess weaknesses and strengths and build curriculum that works on developing your child’s weaker skills while also giving them the opportunity to shine with their unique strengths.
 
Some students need concepts to be illustrated visually, while other students are auditory learners, and others still require both! Some students may be easily distracted in a large classroom or shut down and withdraw from participation due to overstimulation. Some students may not be interested in a topic unless it relates to a hobby or activity they are personally passionate about. With one-on-one instruction, our educators can adapt to a student’s communication style, tailor assignments and schedules to meet the student’s needs, and focus discussions on those things that interest or inspire your child.
 
Because of the individualized nature of this approach, your child will never feel like they are left behind or forgotten when it comes to their schoolwork and their educational experience. Instead, one-on-one instruction can help your child focus on the learning process and develop a genuine, life-long interest in learning, whether they do that by reading textbooks, watching videos, or actively participating with hands-on projects.

One-on-One Instruction Creates High-Quality Interactions

In a one-on-one learning environment, a student is better positioned to communicate openly and honestly with their teacher. When students suffer from social anxiety or social pressures, they may choose to forego asking questions or asking for help. In a one-on-one learning environment, those anxieties and pressures dissipate, and the student and teacher can more easily communicate and resolve any confusion or misunderstandings.
 
One-on-one instruction, like one-on-one conversations, require active listening and responding. This way, students can practice asking questions, making mistakes, and safely taking risks. Instead of spending class time covering the basics, instructors can focus their time on helping the student developing a higher-level understanding of the topic at hand. This provides your child with the opportunity to explore topics in a more thoughtful manner than they would in a typical learning environment.

Because students cannot rely on their peers to always answer a question, individual students become more personally responsible for their learning. In turn, students take their course work seriously and master the materials. The mastery of core subjects is essential to build a strong foundation for future learning, and in turn, provides your child with more opportunities for growth and success.

One-on-One Instruction Builds Strong Student-Teacher Relationships

Because this approach allows educators to work individually with students, our teachers can more accurately assess a student’s progress and mastery of a particular subject. Whether the student is performing poorly or performing well in a class, the educator can quickly assess the situation and adjust as needed – instead of waiting until the end of the quarter or semester to discover any issues and make corrections.
 
The educators at St. Anne’s Parish School aim to function as positive role models, mentors, and teachers for our students. By establishing a strong relationship, we can help guide students through challenges or difficulties in their spiritual and educational journeys.

Contact us to learn more about how the one-on-one education approach can help your child.