If your child is struggling with chemistry, I can relate. I spent my entire childhood certain that I wanted to be a doctor. What ultimately prevented me from pursuing that dream were my persistent struggles with chemistry. Try as I might, I was simply unable to put the concepts together in a way that generated a coherent understanding of this difficult subject.
Advanced sciences like chemistry, physics, and biology are extremely challenging and present students with concepts that are both totally foreign and at times utterly confusing. This is true for both the aspiring doctor and for the future English major who is only taking chemistry because it’s a required part of the curriculum.
And, given the difficult nature of the sciences, it’s not surprising that private tutoring can have a significant and measurable impact on your child’s academic performance. Classroom teachers face the nearly impossible task of tailoring instruction to all of the students in the room. If your child is falling behind in that environment, what he or she needs is the personalized attention that his or her teacher likely can’t provide.