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We created Tutor Koala to solve the problem of finding a tutor and providing a community to help answer questions, educate and play a part in creating better academic success for all.

5 Reasons a Tutor can help your child

1. A tutor can treat the student as an individual.

With very small classroom sizes, a teacher will be able to give more individual, one-on-one instruction to his or her pupils, especially when the teacher has access to a teaching assistant. However, as the classroom size increases, less time can be spent with each individual student. In classroom environments when the teacher is alone with a very large classroom size, individual instruction may not be available at all. With one-on-one tutoring, however, the classroom no longer exists and the student is given all the attention. When this environment is present, learning becomes a lot easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable for the student.

2. Tutoring gives your child personalised attention.

Students need direction from their teachers, and the younger the student, the more direction they require. As I mentioned, the higher the number of pupils in a classroom, the more difficult it is for the teacher to meet each and every one of each student’s needs. In a classroom setting, the students must follow instructions that the teacher feels most comfortable implementing. Unfortunately, this usually applies to the majority of the students, and not to those who may be struggling to grasp what is being taught. Tutoring helps provide instruction geared to the student, and not geared to the majority of the students in a classroom setting.

3. Tutors can provide reinforcement.

For decades, psychologists have been experimenting with the power of reinforcement both in humans and animals. In both cases, reinforcement is the key to behavior modification. Providing a reward to perform a certain behavior from an individual has been proven to yield positive results. As adults, we lead our lives in a reward system. We do work for others to get paid. The work is the behavior and getting paid is the reward. It’s no different with children. We often take children for granted. We expect them to do well in school, to do their homework, to clean up their room, and to generally behave well. But what do they get out of it? Yes, they get fed, have a roof over their heads, and receive love and kisses, but they also need rewards like a toy he’s always wanted, or the movie that all his friends are raving about, or maybe a laptop of his own. The reward is only as effective as the individual perceives it to be.

4. Tutoring targets the student’s interest.

How many times have we heard from students, “school is boring”? That’s usually because the teacher provides an activity that is not interesting to him. With a large classroom, appealing to the interests of each and every student is nearly impossible. With some subjects, such as writing, the teacher can assign topics related to the student’s interest, but with other subjects the teacher must target lessons around generic interests that may or may not interest your child. With tutoring, however, the tutor can appeal directly to the individual student’s interests. For example, if the student is interested in hockey then a math lesson could involve employing math problems related to hockey statistics.

5. Tutoring can be tailored to the student’s individual learning style.

The tutor’s ability to administer a teaching style directly related to the student’s learning style. When the classroom teacher gives a lesson to a classroom of students, she must decide what style of teaching to employ. In a tutoring environment, the tutor can specifically find the learning style that best fits the student and use that style for teaching the subject. As a classroom teacher, I have experienced the restrictions of getting through to the individual student. If all the students in your child’s class required no additional help, helping your child on a one-on-one basis may be available, but in the real-classroom, this is not the case. Sometimes the only alternative is to have your child tutored individually.


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Meet Our Team

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David Jenkins

Founder and Investor

David is passionate about education. He started his career in consulting before becoming a teacher. As a CEO he has transformed membership bodies with education at the forefront of the change agenda

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Doris Harris

Head of Marketing

Doris has worked in large multinational agencies and start-ups. 

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Maria Fuller

Head of Tutor Engagement

Maria works closely with our tutor community. She has been the Head of Customer Experience in large financial institutions as well as in the NFP sector

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Jessica Palmer

Head of IT

Jessica joins us from a large multinational. She has a breadth of experience across IT and is passionate about the user experience.

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