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07/17/2018
You could be forgiven for thinking that the summer learning slide is a fun activity which the whole family can enjoy at the park. However, the truth is the very opposite with your child actually losing valuable information. The summer learning slide is the name given to the phenomenon which can affect any and all students, just like yours, when they take an extended break from their educational surroundings and begin to lose valuable lessons and information.

How to Prevent Your Student from Losing Valuable Information over the Summer Break

While a parent’s first thought would be to enroll their student in full-time summer school, it’s important to remember that your child has put in a lot of hard work during the previous school year and, because of that, deserves a break. Below are some great tips from The Tutoring Center, Honolulu HI to help you prevent the summer learning slide from affecting your youngster.

Pop-Quizzes!

Every student loves a pop-quiz, right?! Okay, maybe not every student and maybe love is a strong word, however, as much as they may not enjoy them, each student does recognize the benefits they can provide when it comes to bolstering their learning and preparing for exams and assignments. For these reasons, giving your student pop-quizzes during their summer vacation can be a great way to help battle the effects of the summer learning slide. For example:
  • If your student sees an advertisement on TV for a newly released movie they would like to see, consider giving them a short pop-quiz each day leading up to the weekend. If your youngster is able to pass each of the quizzes during the week, consider a ticket to the movie (along with driving them to the mall) as an appropriate reward for their efforts. If they manage to ace all of the quizzes, you can even throw in some spending money for the candy bar!
Of course, you can adapt this pop-quiz tip for a range of situations to use as an appropriate reward system. If your student struggled during the past school year or you are just concerned that they will lose valuable information and be at a disadvantage when it comes time to start the new school year, tutoring in Honolulu, HI can help. Speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Honolulu HI by calling 808 377 5500 to book your free initial diagnostic assessment and learn more about the benefits of tutoring in Honolulu, HI.

Summer Break Notes

The notes which your student took during the year are a valuable resource and one which your student can take advantage of during the summer break. This is especially true if there are any subjects or classes which posed a significant learning challenge to your youngster during the school year. Start by sitting down with your student and working your way through their notebooks. As you browse, look for notes which are scribbled or notes that include a lot of corrections as these are often a good sign that your student struggled during the class. Once you have these, transcribe them into a new notebook which you can label ‘Summer Vacation Notes.’ These are the notes which can help your student to not only retain information but also further their knowledge of a subject they may not be entirely confident studying. These notes can be used during a range of downtime situations, such as:
  • If you and your family are traveling to a vacation destination by car, your youngster can utilize the travel time to review their notes and also use you as a sounding board for them to bounce ideas and corrections off of.
  • If there is a break between their favorite TV shows (despite how it may appear, there will be times), utilize these times to review their notes. This can be particularly useful if this occurs while you are preparing dinner and can be there to passively help them along the way.

Tutoring in Honolulu, HI Can Prevent the Summer Learning Slide

If you are worried that your student may lose previous knowledge during the break or if they struggled with a class during the school year and you want to help them hit the ground running when the new school year starts, tutoring in Honolulu, HI can help. Speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Honolulu HI by calling 808 377 5500 to book your free initial diagnostic assessment. Learn more about how subject-focused tutoring programs can help your student prevent the summer learning slide from affecting them and their grades.

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