When the school year ends, many students are occupied during the long summer months with day camps, swimming, play dates and vacation. When summer ends, kids go back to school and realize they have forgotten much of what they learned in school the previous year. They are experiencing a phenomenon called “summer learning loss”. We are the trusted tutoring program for summer tutoring..
This phenomenon happens at every grade level. Students from Burlington Elementary School, or Centennial Elementary, Imagine Charter, or Lyons Middle Senior High School can all be affected.
In fact, studies have shown that over the summer, kids lose more than 2.6 months of math skills learned in the prior school year. What happens is as learning occurs the synapses in the brain strengthen their connection in the areas of learning. When students stop exercising their brains in those areas, those synaptic connections start to loosen. That is why teachers have to spend the first couple months of the school year, just getting their students caught up! In contrast, if your child works their language and/or math skills over the summer s/he can actually make progress.
Think of an athlete… imagine if they stopped training for 2-3 month in the year? You would expect that when they return to their sport, that they would experience a lag in performance. The brain no different- it needs to be exercised!
When school starts in August at Flagstaff Academy, Central Elementary School, Columbine Middle School or Frederick High School, there will be a marked improvement in comparison to the rest of the class. What a confidence boost!
A tutor will come to your home and work with your child on the academic skills targeted at the Free Educational Consultation. Your child still gets a summer break as sessions are typically 2 or 4 times a week for 1 hour depending on family choice and goals established at the consult. Give your child a jump start this summer so in September s/he can start school with confidence!
Many high school students take distance education or summer school courses to get classes knocked off or complete with a better grade. Completing a full year of curriculum in a short period of time can be a real challenge. Our tutors can provide the needed support to get through material in a short period of time and understand course content that is going at a fast pace.