Did you know that young people lose academic knowledge and skills when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer? Research shows that students on average score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do at the start of the summer (Downey et al. 2004). And over the summer months most students will lose over two months of grade level equivalency in math skills! (Cooper, 1996).
Research also shows that individualized summer learning programs are associated with greater effectiveness. The summer months offer more leeway to deviate from a prescribed curriculum, and with a private tutoring program, studies can take place at a more relaxed, individualized pace. Working on academic issues during summer break can also build a child's confidence for the challenges of the coming school year, and thus also positively affect his or her self-esteem and motivation.
Whether it is to close a learning gap, provide enrichment, or prepare for the ACT or SAT, Origins Tutoring can assist you this summer with private tutoring across a variety of learning needs. Please call us at (917) 287-7927 if you are interested in arranging summer private tutoring.