Avoid Summer Learning Loss!

Playing, relaxing and enjoying life are all important parts of childhood, and I believe that is how children should spend most of their summer vacations. Unfortunately, summer is also a time to forget what they learned during the preceding year. Research shows that students can lose up to 2 ½ months worth of what they learned in school. This isn’t usually a serious problem if students are on grade level and have been doing well in school. These students are usually able to get back on track during the time in school spent reviewing the preceding year’s work at the beginning of the school year. However, for those students who were struggling during the previous year, a couple of weeks of review in September will not be enough. It may take up to six weeks for some students to get back to where they left off.  What happens when the student who was behind needs more time reviewing than is given in school in the fall? He or she will fall more behind, and so the vicious cycle begins… The fact is that if they were behind at the end of the school year, they’re going to be even more behind when they return to school in the fall. Even a child with the best of intentions to do better in school can quickly become discouraged when the harsh realities of not being able to keep up with the work set in.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be like this! Summer is the perfect time for students to receive the academic intervention they need. They don’t have the pressures of a full time school schedule and can focus upon those subjects in which they need the most work. A few hours a week of summer tutoring by a qualified, professional tutor can make all the difference for these kids by helping them to avoid summer learning loss, and equipping them to face the academic challenges of a new school year. Summer is also a great time for students to prepare for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT examinations. Remember, summer is the perfect time for tutoring! Contact Prima Tutoring at (212) 920-6897 for all of your tutoring needs.

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