Families bristle at the idea of making children study over the
summer, but the research is clear. The loss of learning over the summer
is real and it is significant. Ask any school teacher about Summer
Learning Loss and you will find out the the first four to six weeks of a
new school year is spent bringing students back to where they were at
the end of the previous school year. Imagine how much more progress
children would make if they didn't lose vital skills over the summer.
Here are just a few facts about Summer Learning Loss.
score lower on standardized tests at the end of the summer than at the
beginning of summer. This is most relevant to high school students who
will take critical SAT or ACT tests in the fall. Fall PSAT scores are
used as the initial screen for National Merit Scholarships, a big reason
why so many students seek summer tutoring for these tests.
Students lost about two months of math skills and one month of spelling
skills over the summer. Kids who don't read over the summer see
similar losses in reading skills. The worst part is, those losses
accumulate and follow the student into college and beyond.
Parents play a key role in filling the gaps over the summer - as our
savvy College Nannies & Tutors parents already know. They take
their children to the library, give them reading lists and provide
workbooks in math. This certainly helps, but won't make up for a child
who has fallen behind in science, math or reading.
what can we do about it? Summer is a great time for students who have
struggled in a specific subject to get the help needed to hit the ground
running in the fall. There are fewer distractions in the summer and
some focused attention on specific concepts can go a long way towards
ensuring a student's mastery and confidence. This time of year, College
Tutors actively engages students in our summer tutoring programs
including one-on-one subject specific tutoring, SAT and ACT prep, and
our exclusive Summer Academy programs.
Want to know more about how we can help this summer? Give us a call at 770-237-8535 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.