However, to establish a good routine and give the tutor the opportunity to follow up properly at the beginning, we suggest a minimum of once a week. If the student is very late and has a lot to do to catch up, they can also start with a lot of meetings together. I talk to parents every day about their children's tutoring needs and I have to say that one of the most common questions I hear is: “How often will my child need tutoring sessions? As any parent prepares to decide how best to support their child academically outside the classroom, this is certainly a question that comes to mind. Every student is different and some will need intensive support.
For most students, it makes sense to meet with a tutor or academic coach twice a week. But for the vast majority of students, meeting with a tutor twice a week will result in faster and more lasting results. Research continues to show that students perform better when they participate in tutoring services on a regular and consistent basis. For most students, twice a week provides this support without feeling overwhelming.
In addition, offering regular tutoring sessions for your child helps them improve faster and learn better. When students know they have support or help reviewing school content or completing homework, they feel safe. However, each student's teaching strategy is different, and the best way to figure out how long a tutoring session should last is to talk to your child and decide.