Keeping Up With The COVID- Advancing Student Education

Hello Parents!

The Summer of 2020 has been anything but normal and I'm sure we are all thinking the same thing, "when is normal going to return?" With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 across our nation, we've all have been reconstructing our lives almost on a daily basis. Not only us adults but also our children.

Students caught wind of a maybe exciting announcement of early release from school but a rude awakening of transitioning to an unfamiliar territory of online schooling. Some kiddos never received any school work since the shutdown.

As an educator and a soon-to-be-mom, I know that the mind of a child is meant to grow. It is critical for their brains to be actively working and not solely active playing/looking on screens (Television, phones, video games etc.).

COVID has taken a hold of our day to day activities outside of the home however it has never taken a hold of our minds and what we can do to keep them happy and healthy.

Paige To Page Tutoring is very proud to say that we've continued to grow our students through this pandemic. Advancing your student's education should be the number one priority to any parent as it not only keeps them more alert but it brings them confidence.

How do you advance your student's education so they are prepared and confident stepping into the next school year, you ask? Simple answer: Continue their studies on a daily basis.

Step 1: Find Their Strengths and Weaknesses

Paige To Page Tutoring offers FREE evaluation tests that can be mailed or emailed directly to you that is an end of the (grade they just completed) test. This covers math, reading, spelling, and grammar. You can either request the answer sheet to be sent to you or have one of our tutors look over it, free of charge.

Step 2: Creating a Plan of Action

Daily learning is a necessary power move if you received poor results from your student's evaluation test. Why? Because, if your student has not conquered the building blocks from the previous year, they will most likely have a harder time moving to the next level with confidence. So, create a plan. You can use a calendar or print out a fun one for you and your student to use for reference. This installs a healthy habit of routine which is good for not just your student but you as well.

Step 3: Picking Days and Times

Choosing a consistent day and time each week is EXTREMELY important! It's understandable if there are some days that have to be moved around with time but this shouldn't be happening often. Suggested days: Monday-Thursday anytime before 12:00. Reason: students need Friday off, it's Summer and the times before lunch(12:00) are the most beneficial as students retain more information.

*Fridays-Sundays students should read at least 15-20 mins of a book they chose for their summer reading.

Step 4: Material To Use

This can be tricky if you don't have a clue about what you are doing. Not to worry, we are a resource for you. However, if you feel like you're up to the challenge of finding the material on your own, here is what we suggest to do:

-Study their evaluation test, notice areas where they struggled the most

- Bridge the gap, meaning grab material from last grade year and next grade. (summer school style educating)

-ALWAYS include at least 10 minutes of Math and English. You can add any additional subjects you want to but core subjects are really the most crucial to focus on.

-Getting workbooks are great too. Here are some we like:

Step 5: Encouragement and Positive Feedback

I stress this as a major key to giving your student the most success. Summer is not usually the most ideal time to be doing "boring school work" however you can make it fun! Positive minds lead to positive results. Perhaps your student is motivated by chocolate chip cookies or a swim day? Encourage your student to work the best of their ability during the dedicated time and if done well, they are rewarded. This gives relief to their mind knowing they have something amazing to look forward to!

Well, that's all folks! We hope to see your students grow into the superstars they are! Please leave us a comment on what you enjoyed about this post and what you'd like to hear more about!

For questions about our services, please contact Paige Neely.

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