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10/11/2016
Thinking about an ideal educational environment likely includes students sitting quietly at their desks while they absorb each lesson being taught. In this classroom, notes are calmly taken and all students raise their hand to ask questions or to make comments.

Of course, the reality of a modern classroom is very, very different. In reality, students are faced with a serious challenge - distractions. In this post, The Tutoring Center, Honolulu HI has some information to share about a few distractions you may know and a few you may not.

Visual Distractions

Classrooms with windows facing a football field or long range view are both a blessing and a curse for a learning environment. In allowing natural light, these windows provide a good environment for students to learn. Of course, they also provide the perfect distraction for a student who spends most of their day indoors. If your child is easily distracted, speak with their teacher about their seat placement. Simply removing the option to look out the window can help to curb a distracted student. Additionally, sitting closer to the teachers allows for more direct eye contact, helping to maintain their attention and keep them engaged. In addition to the classroom, consider where your child studies at home and whether or not there are distractions present. If possible, find a quiet space with minimal foot traffic and away from visual and even audio distractions.

Bored Students

At first glance and assessment, a bored student can simply appear as though they are not just interested in learning. However, the opposite could be true. If a child who learns quickly is strongly interested in a topic being taught, however, feels frustrated at the pace of each lesson, they can give up and look for distractions. Speak with your child about the pace of the lessons being taught. If the lessons are going too slow, look at external means of providing the educational stimulation they need such as tutoring or joining study or social groups regarding their chosen subject. For programs designed to challenge a student's mind and increase their grades, speak with The Tutoring Center, Honolulu HI at 808 377 5500. During your free consultation, you can discuss the benefits of tutoring and what programs are best suited to your child.

Phones and Gadgets

It is no surprise that students these days much prefer to interact with their cell phones or gadgets rather than learn during a school lesson. Most parents leave this activity to the teacher to monitor, however, time and resources don't always permit this. This can lead to student missing valuable lessons which could be present on important tests. Here are two suggestions on how you can approach this distraction:
  1. Speak about the importance of paying attention during class, and the impact that missing small pieces of information can have. Use math as an example, where each lesson builds on the last. Explain that missing one important aspect of a lesson can result in not being able to understand future lessons.
  2. If that fails, simply don't allow them to take their cell phone to school or remove their mobile data option. They may not like it now, but when they are older with a solid career and a home, they will thank you.

Social Influences and Distractions

Social distractions are not an item which most parents think about. However, the social influences within a school can be very distracting for even the most dedicated student. Situations can occur where students are too distracted by the 'cool kid' in the class where they don't want to appear 'uncool,' so they resist raising their hand to ask a question. Social distractions are strong and are difficult for parents and teachers to manage. Communication is a good way to overcome this distraction, showing your child that somebody thinking you are 'uncool' doesn't really matter and that it's always best to ask a question. Additionally, additional lessons outside of school where these social influences are not present can help students catch up on missed lessons.

Distraction Free Tutoring in Honolulu HI

Of course, the best way to prevent a student from becoming distracted by social influences is to remove the social dynamic. Each lesson taught at The Tutoring Center, Honolulu HI is completed in a distraction free environment where students are encouraged to excel. To learn more about how targetted "Geniuses in Training" programs can help students of all levels increase their grades and confidence, call at 808 377 5500 to book a free consultation. Additionally, our FAQ page has some answer to common questions about tutoring in Honolulu HI.

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