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12/19/2018
Whether it’s a small exam or a state-wide assessment, preparing for exams is crucial. This article includes tips for parents to help their children prepare.

If you have seen your child’s homework throughout the school year then you will have noticed that modern lessons are much more complex than you may be used to, leading you to feel like there isn’t much you can do to help your child either with their homework or when preparing for corresponding exams.

Help Your Child to Prepare for Exams

However, The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen NJ knows that parents don’t have to understand the intricacies of trigonometry to be able to help their child prepare for a trigonometry exam and has prepared some tips below just for parents.

Fuel Their Brain

Many students can become so involved in their studies that they forget to eat and skip meals. They may even substitute a good lunch or dinner with sugary snack foods and soda thinking that this will help to keep them awake, alert, and learning. However, the truth is that these foods are doing little to help your child absorb their lessons during study periods. Instead, help them stay healthy these tips:
  1. The first thing you can do is to prepare healthy and brain-fueling snacks which your child can either take to school with them to enjoy while they study or take them a plate of snacks while they study at home. Healthy snacks can help fuel their brain and assist in learning.
  2. If you notice that your child is starting to skip dinner, it’s time to take action. Ideas like cooking their favorite meals each night is a great way to encourage them to take a break from their studying and eat a good meal. Once their stomach has good food in it, their brain will benefit and their grades will follow.

All-Nighters Don’t Work

Any teacher will tell you and your child that staying up all night to study is a bad idea. Why? Because when you sleep, your brain utilizes the time to process the lessons learned and convert them to accessible memory. Without this downtime, your student is spending hours reading lessons which they are likely to forget when the time comes to sit an exam. Help your child to plan out their study time to allow for sufficient sleep each night. Even a small nap after an afternoon study period can work wonders for their learning retention and prevent study time from going to waste.

Adjust Their Chores

Connected to the tip above, if your child is struggling to find the time to complete their daily routine and study enough so that they feel confident they can pass an exam, consider reducing their chore load. Whether this means that you will wash the dishes for a short period or you will find somebody else to take care of the lawns on weekends, look for ways which you can remove much of their chore load as long as it allows for them to study more effectively, and, as mentioned above, sleep better. If you choose to adopt this tip, it’s important that you don’t remove all of their chores, as these are a good lesson in responsibility. It’s also a good idea to keep a few chores present so that they don’t fall into a comfortable routine of having no chores and struggle to return once exams are over. If your child is struggling with exam preparation, one-to-one tutoring in Aberdeen, NJ can help. Find out more about how tutoring in Aberdeen, NJ can improve your child’s exam results by speaking with a teaching professional at The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen NJ. Call today at (732) 705-3636 to book your free initial diagnostic assessment where you can ask any and all questions you have about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring in Aberdeen, NJ.

Plan Ahead

Despite what your child may try to tell you, exams don’t just come out of nowhere. Instead, it’s likely that your child's teacher has already given your child a timetable of the exams they can expect to sit. Work with your student and plan study sessions in advance. This could include using a calendar or a dedicated planner to work out, months in advance, which days and what times they will allocate to study for each exam. While it may seem like too much to plan so far in advance, having a solid plan is a great way to help children feel relaxed since they have a plan in place.

Ask Them to Teach You

One of the great ways a child can increase their learning retention is to teach somebody else the lesson. After each of their study periods, take a short amount of time and ask them to teach you what they just learned. Even if you don’t understand a word they are saying, simply speaking their lessons out loud will help them to both retain their lessons and also self-correct when they realize they have made a mistake.

Tutoring in Aberdeen, NJ Can Help Your Child Achieve Higher Exam Results

If your child is struggling in school or has come against a learning hurdle they can’t quite overcome, one-to-one tutoring in Aberdeen, NJ can help. To learn more about the benefits of tutoring in Aberdeen, NJ, speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen NJ. Call today at (732) 705-3636 and book your free initial diagnostic assessment where you can sit down with a tutor and get a solid understanding of how tutoring can benefit your child.

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