The law of the United States requires that special needs children be cared for and educated in the least restrictive environment possible. In many cases, this is done in the public school setting with the use of an Individualized Educational Plan. This plan sets forth exactly how the child will be educated, how his or her success will be monitored and in what type of environment the education will be performed. Some students may need classrooms with a lower student to teacher ratio than is usually used. Others will require different types of learning that make use of technology or even play to teach new concepts. However, occasionally, some special education students will require specialized one-on-one educational help, which can come from a qualified tutor.
Tutoring can come in a variety of formats. Some parents or school districts prefer to do the majority of their tutoring using online resources. With the impact of the online world upon families, it is no wonder that there are hundreds of qualified, premier tutors who provide their services online and who can help students from elementary age through high school.
However, other scenarios may require a private tutor that meets with the special needs student face-to-face. This is particularly important for students who are greatly struggling or for those who need a more focused environment in which to learn. In order to have a private tutor provided by the public school systems, special education students must have approved official diagnoses, which can sometimes be quite difficult to get.