Does My Child Need A Tutor?
Articles

Does My Child Need A Tutor?

 

The main purpose of tutoring is to help students learn study skills and test taking strategies to help them become independent learners.  Learning how to study and take tests are skills rarely taught in school, yet extremely necessary to ensure success.

When is it time to find a tutor?

  • Grades are dropping
  • Homework seems increasingly difficult
  • Extreme anxiety before tests
  • Self-esteem is dropping
  • Loss of interest in learning
  • Feelings of wanting to give up
  • Resistance to doing schoolwork
  • Reluctance to go to school
  • A new concept is not understood (especially in Math)

What are the benefits of tutoring?

  • Provide individualized attention
  • Improved grades
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of subjects
  • Increase motivation to succeed
  • Provide intensive practice
  • Allow progress at own pace
  • Leads to better knowledge and use of study time
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence
  • Encourages higher levels of learning
  • Encourages self-directed/independent learning
  • Provides praise, feedback, and encouragement
  • Provides review of skills not mastered

Judah: C.A.R.E. Learning Academy is proud to offer the services of highly qualified tutors and teachers who are dedicated to helping students gain confidence and be successful in school.  We offer affordable Individualized Tutoring and Test Preparation for all grades and all subject areas. Please don’t wait until there’s a problem to get extra help!   For information, and to schedule sessions starting as early as this week, please contact us at (661) 255-2223

Articles

After Winter Break…Now what?

After an unusually long winter break away from school, and if your child has taken a break from any academic practice, be ready to start the race!  What race?  The race toward those dreaded state tests!  This is a critical time of year, as teachers will be going through academic content much more quickly than normal in order to prepare for the state tests starting in the coming months.  Due to extreme budget cuts and reduced school days, students are going to have to work a lot harder this year.  Teachers are often criticized for moving too fast and not spending enough time making sure the concepts are fully understood by their students.  Unfortunately, the teachers’ hands are tied because they are required to get through a certain amount of material in such a shortened amount of time.  If you think that’s bad, teachers are under a lot of pressure to generate high test scores from their schools and their districts. This only takes away the time they can spend making sure students truly understand the concepts.  More time tends to be spent on test taking strategies and practice tests.  What is the result of all this?  EVEN MORE HOMEWORK!!

Tutoring, by someone new, and not at home,  is a great way to give students that extra boost of self-confidence to learn and retain the concepts.  Translation?  Better test scores, better organization and a higher level of study skills!

Is your child enrolled in an Academic After School Program?  Very few after school programs focus on homework, and most do not spend extra time making sure students are really learning what has been taught in school.  Daycares and After school Academic programs differ in opportunities and in price.  Be sure and ask a lot of questions about the benefits offered.  After School Programs that have an academic focus will save you money, stress and time in the long run, so you can enjoy your family time without worrying about homework!