Future of learning: One-to-one lessons can help develop a child’s focus and increase attention span

January 25, 2021 12:40 AM

Unlike classrooms where if student falls sick she misses out on the lesson of that particular day, a major advantage of one-to-one learning is that the class will never go on without a student.

In one-to-one lessons, the most noticeable factor is a student must be self-sufficient.In one-to-one lessons, the most noticeable factor is a student must be self-sufficient.

By Devvaki Aggarwal

In these times of online education, how can students ‘truly learn’ without being physically present in front of the teacher? Can technology really be the future of studies?

Undivided attention: You may think this means a student would get all the attention of a teacher. But most parents are pleasantly surprised to know that this works vice-versa. Which means a teacher also gets undivided attention of a student. Mostly in a group, or in a classroom, a student is preoccupied with thoughts and therefore may not be able to focus on the lessons. However, one-to-one lessons can help develop a child’s focus and increase attention span.

Self-sufficient: In one-to-one lessons, the most noticeable factor is a student must be self-sufficient. In other words, she does not have peers to rely on, copy work from, or even give an answer before she is asked a question. There is no room for hiding. It helps a student get confident while engaging with a teacher, as well as open up about doubts and questions. Studies have shown that students are more likely to open up to teachers on a one-to-one basis rather than in a group.

Time management: Unlike classrooms where if student falls sick she misses out on the lesson of that particular day, a major advantage of one-to-one learning is that the class will never go on without a student.

Tracking: Usually, in a full classroom, it is difficult for a teacher to keep track of every child’s progress and learning curve. In fact, in Ontario, teachers have even gone on protests to ensure there is a student cap in each classroom. They state the difficulties and challenges faced by them in giving each and every student the same amount of attention. In one-to-one lessons, a teacher keeps a track of what a student is learning and her ability to grasp a concept.

Future of learning: We, at Instrucko, have found that supplementing one-to-one lessons with additional group lessons of a maximum of three students can play a key role in their success.

The author is CEO, Instrucko, a learning platform. Views are personal

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