How Tutoring Helps Kids in Crisis

By Huntington Learning Center

Across the country, we see headlines highlighting kids in crisis. From Covid learning loss to the lasting mental health effects of the pandemic response, students in America need our help. Children in crisis often face multiple challenges at once, exacerbating their difficulties and making it harder for them to succeed academically and socially. They may struggle with self-esteem, relationships, and communication and feel isolated and alone.   

But that’s where Huntington can help! Tutoring can be a valuable resource for families and children struggling with learning loss and ongoing mental health struggles as it provides them with a supportive environment in which they can work on their academic goals while also receiving guidance and support from a trusted adult.  

One of the many benefits of outside tutoring is that it provides one-on-one attention, which allows tutors to tailor their approach to the individual needs of each student. This can be particularly helpful for kids who are struggling with academic or mental health challenges, as it allows tutors to provide targeted support and encouragement. They can have a safe space where students can work on academic goals without being judged or ostracized by their peers.  

An additional benefit of this focused and individualized attention is the boost in confidence many students receive. During times of crisis, self-esteem and confidence can take a hit. Tutoring can help to rebuild these qualities by providing students with a positive and supportive environment where they can experience success and build on their strengths. 

Ultimately, tutoring can help kids in crisis improve their academic performance, which can provide a sense of accomplishment and help to alleviate some of the stress and pressure they may be experiencing. Every single milestone is a positive step in the right direction.  

Huntington Learning Center can work with a school or district to provide programs that can help, see our website for more information.