Experts agree that children who regularly practice their math and reading skills over the summer gain reading and math skills, while those who don’t often slide backwards. According to the authors of a November 2002 report from Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning “A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year…. It’s common for teachers to spend at least a month re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer. That month of re-teaching eliminates a month that could have been spent on teaching new information and skills.”
Don’t let your child lose precious months of education – help him get ahead with weekly tutoring. Tutoring Austin offers reading and math supplements for the summer. The reading program ranges from phonics development to advanced comprehension of SAT- style passages. The math program can be based on review or preparation for the next year of math.
We also offer an incredible multiplication fact program that pairs facts with images and stories. ‘Memorize in Minutes’ has proven to be a great success, especially with those students struggling with their facts.