Every parent can remember and appreciate the feeling of the last day of school. That day is normally not so much about new learning but instead revolves around the promise of the coming summer vacation, the impending freedom of days spent outside and homework-free nights. While this downtime is a somewhat of a yearly rite of passage for students it can also be a time of learning loss.
What We Lose During the Summer
Teachers and homework are not the only things lost during the summer for the average student. There has been many a study that has confirmed that the summer break can result in a devastating loss of information for students. Without the introduction of new information or review of previously learned concepts most students have lost the vast majority of what they learned the year before by the time the new school year begins. And because many subjects, such as reading and numeracy, tend to increase in difficulty building from concepts already learned over the years this can have a horrid effect on a studentâ€™s ability to learn in the new year.
In-Home Tutoring to the Rescue
In particularly for students preparing for the SAT or GED exams time and information are priceless. Because these tests cover a wide range of concepts learned over years of schooling studying can be difficult, especially only short term cramming prior to taking the exam. Summer in-home tutoring or online tutoring can help students adequately review information commonly seen on the test as well as keeping them engaged in learning and ready to begin again in the new school year.
Whether your child is simply preparing for the next grade year or studying for the important GED or SAT exams summer learning is a great stepping stone to success. With the improved subject retention and continued acclimation to consistent learning theyâ€™ll see better test results and youâ€™ll see an even brighter side of your rising star.