Bridging the Summer Gap
It is no surprise that students lose some of their edge for education over the summer. After all the saying goes, "if you don't use it, you lose it."
Summer is a great time to prepare students for the next school year. Tutoring can provide a means to not only stop the loss but also allow students to gain valuable skills for the next year. Imagine the edge your student could have in next years' math or science class if he or she had summer sessions with a certified teacher familiar with the state board curriculum and requirements?
Summer is also a great time to prepare for standardized tests. SAT, PSAT, ACT or ASVAB. All of these tests provide information about a student's future potential. Students who are better prepared will score better and be given greater opportunities. That is why the test-prep industry is such a huge market. If you don't believe me, just stroll down that aisle of your local bookstore. However, as helpful as these self-help books can be, how much more helpful would a certified tutor with an individual plan be for the future of your student?
Tutoring has the advantage that it is customized to the individual student. It can be whatever is needed. It can help a student overcome past weaknesses in a subject. It can strengthen future experiences in the classroom. It can prepare for students for standardized tests that determine college admission, scholarships, even career paths.
Tutoring can also be done in small groups. Rates do vary from those of an individual, but will reduce the individual student's cost. Because tutoring is tailored to the needs of the individual or small group fewer hours are required to create results far greater than those from a traditional classroom.
This summer, please, consider the benefits of tutoring.