Is Summer Tutoring Right For Your Child?

We’ve been conditioned in Wisconsin to believe that winter is always around the corner, but we can now safely say it – summer is here. Whether your kids are already out of school or finishing up their final exams and end of the year school projects, there’s no denying that everyone will be in vacation mode in just a couple of weeks. While it’s important for students to take some time to relax after working so hard during the school year, making sure that your children keep learning all year round is vital.


The “Summer Slide”

It’s a scary statistic, but students lose the equivalent of an entire month of learning when they take their summer break, and it can be worse when you look at individual subjects. More than 2.5 months of math skills and two months of reading skills are lost during the “summer slide,” according to the National Summer Learning Association. Even worse, this summer slide begins to take effect in first grade, and by the end of sixth grade, students that have experienced summer after summer of learning loss can fall behind their peers by almost two full years. Thankfully, there is an easy fix – summer tutoring.


Success With Summer Tutoring

Two to three hours of tutoring per week during the summer can prevent students’ learning loss, and can set your child way above average when school resumes in the fall. Keeping a well-rounded focus on your child’s learning during the summer not only helps to ensure he or she is ready to pick up right where the school year left off, but it also encourages academic advancement, helps improve information retention, and builds confidence.


Raise The Grade Can Help

While you may be happy with your student’s grades this past year, there are still gains to be made and, more importantly, leaning losses to be prevented. Summer is a great time to start thinking about math and reading remediation, ACT or SAT prep, helping your child aim for the National Honors Society, or simply maintaining his or her learning levels for success during the next school year. At Raise The Grade, we have a team of summer tutors who are ready to jump in and help your student. Whatever your child’s goals may be, we have a perfect tutor for the job.

New School Year

private tutoring madison wisconsinWe are now placing tutors for the new school year. Get a head start on success by reserving one of our highly qualified, personalized tutors for your child today! All subjects, K-College, including ACT and SAT Test Prep are available.

Summer Tutoring

summer tutoring madison wisconsinThis summer will be a well-deserved break from busy class schedules, but learning should be a year round endeavor. The summer months are the perfect time for students to work with a Raise the Grade tutor and catch up on subject areas where they may be lacking including math, reading and writing skills, ACT prep, and more…

On the other hand, it’s never too early to get a head start on next year’s academic material!


Starting the School Year Strong

While your children may still be in summer mode at this time of transition, it’s important to encourage them to start the new school year with their best foot forward. Here are three easy tips to help your student start this academic year strong.

madison wisconsin tutoring teaching goal setting1) Stay organized. Being organized is fundamental to academic achievement. Organizing paperwork and folders for each class will save your child time and eliminate confusion. Using a planner ensures he or she never misses a test or assignment and is a helpful tool for goal setting and anticipating future events. Staying organized also helps to prevent the habit of procrastination and keeps them prepared and confident for future projects.

2) Set goals to achieve results. It doesn’t matter how big or small your child’s goals are. The practice of goal-setting will aid in their academic journey and beyond. Setting goals helps to build and maintain a proactive homework schedule. After nightly assignments, make it a goal to spend 15 minutes preparing your child for next week’s test. Challenging him or her to go beyond the minimum workload once a week helps to solidify your child’s learning and will greatly aid during test time.

3) Practice healthy habits. We all know it’s essential to eat a balanced meal and exercise regularly, but often times we forgot the importance of a regular sleep schedule. Have you ever noticed how sleep deprivation affects test performance? Proper rest is vital to keeping a student’s mind sharp and alert during the school day. Likewise, eating a balanced diet and staying active gives them the fuel and relaxation for academic achievement.