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07/17/2018
You would be forgiven for thinking that the summer learning slide is an enjoyable playground activity where students slide down and magically absorb new lessons and knowledge. However, the reality is the very opposite and doesn’t include a real slide. In reality, the summer learning slide is the name given to the phenomenon in which students just like yours who take an extended break from their educational environment actually begin to lose valuable lessons and information. A math lesson here, a science equation there, and so on.

How to Prevent the Summer Learning Slide from Affecting Your Youngster

While it may not pose a problem during the summer vacation period, when your student starts the new school year, they will need to spend valuable class time relearning important information from the previous year while also trying to take on new information being taught. Below are some great tips from The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen Township NJ which can help prevent this from happening to your student.

Vacation Notes

The notes which your student took during the previous school year can be, if utilized correctly, a powerful learning resource during their summer break. This can be an especially great tip if your youngster struggled with any particular lessons during the school year. Start by sitting down with your youngster and browse through their notebooks. As you are browsing, look for any of their notes which have multiple corrections or which have been written, rewritten, and rewritten again, etc. These are two great indications that your student struggled with the lesson during their class and that these notes are some which your student should be focusing on during their vacation time. Now that you have these identified, clean them up and use them to create a new ‘Summer Vacation Notebook.’ This is the notebook which your student can use as a powerful study resource during their summer vacation, for example:
  • If your family is planning to take a road trip to your vacation destination or to visit distant relatives, your student can utilize the travel time to review their notes while they have you to bounce their ideas off of and clear up any doubts or questions they have.
  • If you are preparing dinner in the kitchen, suggest that they pry themselves away from the television for just thirty minutes to spend that time reviewing their notes. During that time, be sure to be passive with your assistance. This means that if you hear them struggling with a lesson, instead of interjecting, just wait for them to ask you first. This is a good idea because they are working with notes they struggled with the first time, so be sure to give them a chance to work through it themselves with a fresh mind.
If your student struggled during the previous school year with a particular subject or lesson or you are just concerned that the summer learning slide is taking its toll, tutoring in Aberdeen Township, NJ can help. Call The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen Township NJ today at (732) 705-3636 to learn more or to book your free initial diagnostic assessment where a trained learning professional can answer any questions you have about the benefit of one-to-one tutoring in Aberdeen Township, NJ.

Pop-Quiz

Even if students don’t like the pop quizzes their teacher gives them during their class time, they certainly recognize the benefits that these quizzes can have when it comes to preparing for an upcoming exam or bolstering their knowledge on a particular subject. If possible, speak with their teachers about some of the lessons they believe should be bolstered or furthered during vacation study time or even search online and create some of your own to use in instances such as:
  • If you are all watching television one night and your youngster sees an advertisement for an upcoming movie, this can be a great opportunity for a reward. As an example, if they see the advertisement on a Sunday night, consider providing them small pop-quizzes each day or night during the week. If they pass each one, their reward can be a drive to the mall and the purchase of a movie ticket. If they are able to ace each of the quizzes then you can even add a little extra spending money to make a trip to the candy bar before the film.
Of course, this tip isn’t limited to just the movies. This can be a great way to incentivize the successful completion of your pop quizzes. When utilizing this method, be sure that you keep the rewards appropriate so as not to bribe them for a job well done.

Tutoring in Aberdeen Township, NJ Can Prevent the Summer Learning Slide

Whether your student struggled with a particular class during the previous year or you want them to have a headstart when the new school year begins, tutoring in Aberdeen Township, NJ can help. Speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen Township NJ by calling (732) 705-3636 to learn more and to book your free initial diagnostic assessment.

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