The beginning of the school year is always a crazy time. Getting back into the routine of the school day, after school activities, and earlier bedtimes can be rough. Sometimes it can seem easier to let your child get settled into the school groove before adding tutoring services back in. Before you make this decision though, please check out this quick video that outlines several benefits of starting up with tutoring right away. Then, whatever decision you make, you know have viewed both sides of the coin!
“Summer slide” is the term used to explain how a student can lose skills they learned during the school year over the summer months. Doesn’t sound as fun as you expected right?
Multiple researchers have studied this phenomenon and have found that students can lose 20-30% of school year gains over summer vacation AND that this can have a “snowball effect” meaning that these losses build on each other every year.
So what can you do?
Keep kids learning over the summer! Try a combination of structured and unstructured learning activities. Structured activities can include reading books, working through math problems, online learning games, or direct tutoring instruction. Unstructured activities could include cooking (reading recipes and measuring ingredients), going on a nature walk (take notes, describe and count objects), or playing a game that promotes language, math, and/or reading skills (Scattergories, Cribbage, Shut the Box).
If your child has more of a gap to close you may consider enrollment in a structured intervention program. Our Summer Learning Academy here at Hyperion Language and Learning Services is an example of one program available in the Southern Maine area. Please reach out for a free consultation if you would like to learn more about our services.
Whatever path you choose, the key is to keep kids learning, imagining, and playing. By finding the balance your child can avoid riding the summer slide! Let us know if we can help!
Ballet, horseback riding, taekwondo, lacrosse, soccer, swimming.....Kids are super busy!!!! Parents are super busy!!!! Also, you know that your kiddo is having some academic challenges and could use some extra help. But how will you find the time??? Will it really help or will it lead to more overwhelm??
At Hyperion Language and Learning Services we have found that our students benefit from tutoring in ways beyond the obvious academic gains which makes putting the time in well worth the effort.
We put together this list of 15 amazing benefits of tutoring to help you see if its time to take the leap and start some tutoring services:
Ready to take the next step? There is no risk in scheduling a free 30-minute consultation to find out if our services could help your kiddo soar!
Making the decision to hire a tutor is not an easy one. As a parent, you want to ensure that your child has time to play sports, socialize, take dance class, and enjoy some R&R.
On the flip side, you also want your child to learn the academic skills necessary to live a happy and successful life. You likely could be tired of seeing the struggles, lack of engagement, and signs of anxiety and decreased confidence.
Let's start by looking at 5 red flags that may indicate your child would benefit from tutoring.
5 signs your child may benefit from tutoring
5 Questions To ask yourself
Now that you have been on the look-out for red flags and asked yourself some questions go ahead and click the button below to schedule a free initial consultation. We can help you move forward in the decision-making process and see if our tutors might be a good match for your family!