Not at all. While both are effective, brain training and tutoring are actually different solutions to different problems.
From kindergarten through grad school, students typically struggle because of one of two problems:
New information wasn’t grasped because it was presented poorly (or missed entirely)
Weak cognitive skills are making it hard to grasp new information (even when it is presented well)
Tutoring works on the first problem; LearningRx brain training works on the second.
There are definitely times to hire a tutor. For example, if your child didn’t learn classroom content because he or she was home with the flu, because a teacher on maternity leave was replaced by a string of substitutes, or because construction workers nearby were operating jackhammers all month long, hire a tutor. In other words, if identifiable circumstances have interfered with the delivery of information to your child, hiring someone to redeliver that information makes sense.
There are also times to hire a one-on-one brain trainer. For example, if your child is struggling in school in general—struggling in more than one class, or struggling over the course of several school years— help from a brain trainer can make a real difference. This is because brain training targets the cognitive weaknesses that are keeping your child from repeatedly grasping new information when it’s presented in class.
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