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06/08/2017
To a student, there is nothing more exciting than the summer break free of school work! For a teacher, there is nothing more detrimental to a student's progress. This article has more on the topic. The summer break provides the perfect opportunity for students to take a well-earned break from their heavy study load and enjoy time with their friends and family. This break may also include activities that are rewards for good work throughout the school year.

Learn About the Summer Learning Slide

While it is important for all hard working student to take a break, taking a full break from their studies is not conducive to their progress. The Tutoring Center, Upland CA has some information below on why.

What Is the Summer Learning Slide?

The easiest way to think about the summer learning slide is to imagine a sponge. If you take the sponge and immerse it in water, it absorbs everything that it can. This is the sole purpose of a sponge. However, as soon as you take the sponge away from the water, it starts to drip. Slowly, no doubt, but it does drip. Now move this example into your student's learning environment, where the sponge represents your child's brain and the water represents their school or regular learning environment. In this example, as soon as a student is taken out of an environment of constant learning, their brain starts to drip away small pieces of learning and lessons. Of course, the learning lost has nothing to do with how many likes their last social media post received or when all of their friends' birthdays are. No. Instead, the drips include math lessons and vocabulary classes. Summer tutoring offers the best platform to prevent your student from suffering from the summer learning slide by offering the right blend of fun and learning. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Upland CA today by calling (909) 579-0274 to book your free consultation and to learn more about the benefits of tutoring in Upland, CA.

What Are the Effects of the Summer Learning Slide?

Keeping with easy explanations, the best way to understand the effects of the summer learning slide is to consider the subject of math. Being a progressive subject, lessons learned today rely on lessons learned yesterday. Similarly, lessons learned today are going to be essential to a student wanting to learn the next lesson, tomorrow. In short, if you forget the information in the first lesson, good luck trying to understand the subsequent lessons. In the context of summer learning, the solid time away from a student's studies means that the drips mentioned earlier can contain information from these important lessons.

How Does It Affect a Student's Progress?

Oh, it's just one small equation here. Oh, it's just a small misunderstanding there. Those are some of the remarks that a parent makes when their student has trouble recalling lessons after summer. However, consider the following example.
  • Your student arrives at their first math lesson for the new school year.
  • The teacher begins the lesson which is the advanced class of your student's previous year's class.
  • While trying to understand the new lesson, your student realizes they have forgotten a key piece of information from a previous lesson.
  • All of their classmates are working studiously with no concerns.
  • Your student can't keep up and either needs to take time from the current lesson to relearn information or simply write everything they can and hope to understand it while reviewing after class.
Whether your student re-learns a lesson or writes furiously, the common theme is that they are already behind their classmates and the entire lesson plan. This is before the lunch bell has even thought about ringing! When most parents comprehend this scenario, their first instinct is to enroll their student in a summer school program where they continue their full-time course load. While this can return positive results, it doesn't really give students the chance to be children and teenagers.

Summer Tutoring in Upland, CA Is the Best Balance

Summer tutoring in Upland, CA at The Tutoring Center, Upland CA offers the perfect balance for students. Intense one-on-one tutoring sessions provide students with the right level of study contact while allowing them sufficient free time to enjoy their break. To find out more about the type of sessions offered, speak with The Tutoring Center, Upland CA by calling (909) 579-0274 to book a free consultation. During your first visit, a learning professional can answer any questions you have about the programs offered and their results.

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