Summer is here, school is nearly out and kids are dreaming about late night gaming, trips away and long lie-ins!
The last thing your child is thinking about is their education.
For those children who pass exams with ease, they will enjoy a long, carefree summer with their friends. However, if your child has struggled with their school work, they will bury their heads in the sand for another summer, dreading their school return where they will no doubt repeat the same destructive cycle. So, what can we do as parents?
As the school reports are being prepared, we have 5 reasons to consider summer tutoring:
1. Increased Confidence
When a student is struggling in their education, they often experience a lack of motivation and low self-esteem. Addressing these two areas are vital to boosting their confidence levels to ace exams.
Private tutors can help with a wide range of subjects, enabling them to cater to your child’s specific needs. This one-on-one mentoring helps your child to develop new ways of learning and deepens their understanding of subjects that they struggle with. Once your child learns new skills and see’s results, their confidence levels are greatly improved, which in turn affects their grade performance when they return to school.
2. Decrease Boredom
No matter how many trips you plan, or BBQ’s you cook, there will come a point in the summer where your child will come to you with the age old complaint, “I’m bored”.
Why? Though we hate to admit it, children (and adults) crave routine. Incorporating learning into their summer, through a structured schedule, will help set your child up for an easier transition back into school life and decrease their boredom.
3. Prevent Summer Brain Drain
It is estimated that the knowledge loss experienced by students over the summer is equivalent to 1 month of learning. Furthermore it takes teachers, on average, 6 weeks into the new school year to get students back into the swing of learning. For children who are already slightly behind, this time can really set them back.
Summer tutoring can help give your child a jump start into the upcoming school year, as well as refreshing the previous year’s skills.
4. Easier Transition between Schools
The transition from primary to secondary and even GCSE to A-Level can be really stressful on a child. Along with making new friends and increased social pressures, comes new expectations for learning. As they move up in their education, the new school content can be quite daunting. Summer tutoring is an excellent tool to pre-teach your child upcoming curriculum and strategies to implement during the transition to help make it as smooth as possible.
5. Examination Prep
Whether it’s a transfer test, a GCSE or A-Level resit, summer tutoring can help your child focus on the subjects that they struggled with the previous year, and prepare them for the exams that they are dreading.
How we can help?
At Tutor Experts we have carefully selected tutors with a wide range of skills and experience. We match your child up with one of our experienced tutors, and take the time to get to know your child’s needs so that we can map out a plan to achieve real results.
Furthermore, tutoring is completely flexible around your life. We come to your home, where your child is most comfortable, so you don’t have to worry about travel time or postponing your family trips during the summer.
Call 028 9089 7550 for a chat with us today!