The use of private tuition is a well-known practice. Since Wilhelm von Humboldt introduced regular school tuition in the 18th century, private lessons are used to promote students individually. Back then, private lessons were realised by private teachers who taught especially the subjects Latin, Old-Greek, Mathematics and Natural sciences. Today the educational offer is more widespread and therefore covers every school subject such as Mathematics, Physics, German, English, Latin or French. Furthermore, there are typical subjects such as Geography, Biology or History which are recessed regularly in the form of private tuition.
The target of private tuition is to improve or stabilise the grade of the individual student. A student who has the grade 4.0 and is close to downgrade towards the grade 5.0 wants to keep the better grade. In case a student already has got the 5.0 or worse, he/she wants to improve his/her skills and therefore the current grade as soon as possible. The individuality of every student’s situation is the main approach of the ABACUS-institution and its tuition. Since 1993, our students experience our educational offer in the form of private lessons fully comfortable at home. Due to this familiar environment, the teacher is able to understand and solve the individual educational problems at its best. Private tuition is not thought to be a permanent process – It is a temporary individual promotion for single students to improve their educational situation and therefore to ameliorate their grades in school.
Choosing such an educational offer always means to respect the child’s special needs and to adapt oneself to the individual strengths and weaknesses of every single child. Taking private lessons in school makes sense if they are adapted to the individual weaknesses of the student and therefore to difficulties in one specific subject. Taking private lessons in the form of a private teacher at home creates a tuition which is more flexible and individual than the educational assistance in school. Based on personal encounters with the ABACUS-teachers, the ABACUS-Institution selects qualified assistants who work together with the individual student to close the gaps which prevent the student from more success in school. When several students in the same school class come up with similar difficulties, private lessons in the form of group tuition are a good way to correct the student’s difficulties. In different cases, single tuition will show efficient results. The ABACUS-tuition, which is realised only in the form of single, private tuition at home, is characterised by a great flexibility, intensive private tuition and positive results which can be recognised immediately.
The rapid success relates to multiple positive aspects: Improved school grades lead to more fun in school. Learning at home is again perceived as important and is therefore not downgraded to be senseless. The family peace is restored because the difficult topic “school and grades” is resolved.