Why A Tutor Could Upgrade Your Academic Game

We’ve all been there; your coursework is especially challenging, and you might just be stumped. Sometimes, simply attending class doesn’t quite get you across the comprehensive finish line. Luckily, tutors are there to help you get back on track. Tutors can offer a unique perspective, a relaxed atmosphere and really upgrade your academic game.

Here are just some of the many benefits of tutoring.

One-on-One Attention

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to teaching someone. That’s why working one-on-one with a tutor is so useful. During each session, you’ll know that your tutor will go as quickly as you’d prefer. Each lesson will be built to your needs. Personalized tutoring helps ensure that you’re learning as effectively as possible. And sometimes that’s all you need to develop an even deeper understanding of a lesson… a little extra time and attention.


Tutors will help you hone skills that will translate to future course work, too. You might think you’re being tutored for one class, but in reality, you’re preparing for every class to come. Build skills like improving your writing, your grasp of core concepts and topic comprehension and study strategies. With tutors you’ll get honest, constructive feedback, which will further your skills and help you optimize your talents.

Important Benefits

Among skill-building and the personal attention given by tutors, there are plenty of other benefits in working with a tutor. Some of the most important benefits include improvement of:

  • Academic performance
  • Study habits
  • Self-esteem
  • Academic retention
  • Studying attitudes

Peer tutors at Western are trained by the Learning Commons staff and have met specific qualifications to be hired. Ready to learn with a tutor? Check out our Online Tutor Submission Form to get started.