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The benefits of tutoring for the student

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The benefits of tutoring for the student

As stipulated in the literature, the egalitarian relationship that is created between the tutor and the tutee is beneficial not only on the academic level but also on the socio-emotional level. Being only a few grade levels above them, the tutor is close to his students, which sometimes allows him to adjust more easily to their level of understanding. Thus, the tutee develops self-confidence through the evolution of his relationship between his tutor and him (Rivet 2018).


The tutor offers an individualized service. Quickly, he is able to detect the strengths and weaknesses of his student. He then focuses on his strengths and works on his weaknesses so that he improves them. The individual service makes it easier for the student to feel confident and to be less shy. Sometimes it only takes one bad experience during which the student asked a question and felt humiliated by the answer or by the reaction of his peers for him to close in on himself. He no longer dares to intervene (ask questions) in front of a group. During tutoring sessions, the student therefore feels comfortable asking his tutor questions, without being afraid of feeling judged. Step by step, the student regains self-confidence. In addition, when school results increase, the student regains confidence in his sense of self-efficacy and therefore regains his self-esteem.

School motivation

Motivation is an essential element of academic success. Having positive supervision from a tutor has a positive impact on the latter's commitment, academic motivation and success. The tutor is there to allow the student to believe in his means in his possession to succeed. The tutor gives him experiences of academic success and gives him a much greater opportunity to achieve the objectives.

Improved school results

Not only do tutored students perform better during their individual tutoring session, but they continue to perform better after the tutoring session. Students are therefore able to integrate new strategies, proposed or constructed with their tutor and then use them by themselves during an exam (Baudrit 2010). The help provided by a tutor allows the student to accomplish tasks that he would not be able to carry out independently. Thus, the student can progress more quickly while slowly gaining autonomy (Rivet 2018).

Develop an effective working method

During the tutoring sessions, the tutor suggests ways to organize the student more effectively. He can therefore intervene on the way to take notes, the organization of his workspace, the appropriate use of his diary and lists of things to do, etc.

Tutoring is therefore one of the solutions to students' difficulties. However, it is necessary to make sure, in certain cases, to combine this solution with other measures to make it possible to take into account the diversity of the students.


Baudrit , Alain. Tutoring: a solution for students at risk? De Boeck Superior, 2010

Rivet, Guillaume. The impact of peer tutoring on student progress. Education. 2018. ⟨dumas-01917298⟩

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