Summer can have a negative impact on your child’s academic performance — unless you take the proper steps to ensure they get intellectual stimulation along with their other activities.
Study Wizards Tutoring, in-home tutors serving families throughout the San Jose and Silicon Valley area, recommends looking at the summer break as a time to assess which skills your student could stand to have strengthend rather than have a months-long break from academics which could further weaken those skills.
If your student is challenged with reading issues, our team of tutors recommend taking the opportunity this summer to help your student become more comfortable with reading by getting books about their passion- be it their favorite sports, and/or team, their favorite music and/or group, video games, places they’d like to vist etc. The school year is often full of required reading, much of which may be about things they could care less about. Over the summer break, let their passion lead the way and shower them with books and magazines they’ll want to dive into. You and they can even set aside some time every day for their “pleasure and passion” reading.
Because all of the concepts in math are related, losing comprehension in one area can make further progress challenging.Find a math workbook concentrating on an area in which your student struggled and assign just a few problems every day. This will keep their hard-won math skills sharp and ready for the next year’s material.
Continue the theme of fun engagement with grammar and reading comprehension lessons. Encourage creative writing, providing prompts if necessary, and let your student explore the pleasure of language. The more your kid learns to enjoy a subject, the better their performance will be.
At Study Wizards Tutoring, we have the experience and highly motivated staff to help strengthen your kids’ skills this summer. Whether you’re looking for effective SAT preparation or a summer reading, math, or science tutor, we offer the services you need. Visit our StudyWizards.com to learn more, or give us a call at (408) 713-2984 to discuss your needs with a member of our team.