There are many brilliant children in the world, children who may excel at academic performance or have special talents and skills. These special children are often referred to as gifted. The label makes their parents proud, but, despite the nice label these children are given, they often miss out on educational opportunities they should have. Gifted children, for example, may not have programs that pique their interest offered at their local school. Or, they may get very bored in class if the material is too easy for them. For this reason, many parents turn to private or one on one gifted education lessons to help stimulate and engage their gifted children. And, more often than not, these lessons have great advantages for the child.
Your Child Will Never Miss a Thing
To begin with, one of the first benefits of private lessons is the fact that your child will never miss anything. If he can't be present for a lesson one day, for example, that lesson can be rescheduled. Since he is the only pupil, it won't go on without him.
Furthermore, children in private lessons can always ask the instructor to stop, slow down, or repeat something they might have missed or misunderstood. The individual student is able to take control of his or her learning experience.
A Stronger Connection Can Develop
Something else that is nice about one on one learning is the fact that a stronger bond and connection can develop between the teacher and the student. These two will be spending private time together, which can really help to foster a positive relationship.
Some gifted children actually really need this relationship in order to learn as fully as they should. Furthermore, many teachers actually teach better and in a way that works better for the child if they are able to take the time to get to know and understand the child. This isn't the kind of thing, unfortunately, that happens when teachers have a classroom full of children. By limiting the number of children to one, though, connections are made easy.
There are Fewer Time Constraints
One final thing to appreciate about one on one education is the fact that there aren't nearly as many time constraints. Children can learn at a pace that works for them without the teacher having to "watch the clock" or try to squeeze every student in.
As you can see, many benefits come along with private lessons, so you should definitely look into this worthwhile option for your gifted child.