You hired a tutor in elementary school. You had one in middle school. You use one frequently in high school. Why wouldn’t you use one in college? College is where tutors are probably needed the most. It’s a whole new ballgame for students. They’re living on their own. Most are working part-time. They’re trying to learn how to balance school, work, and their personal lives. In the meantime, they’re taking some of the hardest courses they’ve ever had and all the rules have changed.
Starting with a tutor early in the semester gives your student a chance to learn concepts slowly and solidly. Early work with a tutor helps your student grasp foundational concepts on which more difficult work may be built. Learning the basic building blocks early can prevent difficulty later in the semester; it’s a proactive approach.
The more that the tutor works with your student, the more the tutor will get to know his or her strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. This means that the tutor will know best what areas need to be addressed and what style of approach will work best.