It's usually something parents consider after a child has been in school for a bit, but did you know that using tutoring services at the start of school year could have an even greater benefit?
When starting the new school year, parents may not think about using tutoring services right away, but experts say the start of the new semester may be the perfect time.
“If your children struggled the year before, if you know homework was hard for them. Talk about intervention and maybe call the center or ask the school what other kind of assisted programs they have,” says Andrea Flores, director of education at sylvan learning center. “Just to get them the help right away.”
A tutor can often help your child stay on track and avoid problems before they start, and if you're unsure if your child needs the extra help, here's a couple things to look out for.
“A lot of times they will give you subtle cues, but you yourself will see that if homework is very difficult at home that might be a big sign that they need some help,” said Flores.
For students nationwide, the subjects that children tend to need more help on are math and reading.
For parents that do not have the money for outside tutoring, they can work on subjects at home with their children like math fundamentals or even reading, for just 20 minutes a day.
“We tend to see that children who get help and feel very confident the beginning of the year have a great year,” said Flores.
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