Tutor Doctor | May 18, 2015

Say NO to the Summer Slide

Categories: Elementary School, High School, Middle School

If your child is only just keeping up or if you want them to get ahead, the summer slide can wreak havoc on the gains they have made over the past academic year. You see, studies show that kids can lose up to 30% of their math and reading abilities over the long summer break. Instead of having a summer that leaves your child further behind, use this valuable time to catch up, fill in those missing building blocks and forge ahead of the class. Just a couple of hours of in-home tutoring a week can see your child level up a grade by next semester.

The problem

According to findings in the National Summer Learning Association: “A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year.” Developing your child’s abilities over the summer can really help them to keep their brains working and developing.

Better learning means a better life

The antidote to the summer slide is to take just a couple of sessions every week for one-on-one tutoring. Here your kids get personalized education that suits their personalities, abilities and learning style. Watch their confidence grow as they not only avoid the summer slide but fill the gaps in their learning, and acquire the study skills they need to succeed in the new year.

At Tutor Doctor, we want to foster independent learners who don’t constantly need additional tutoring and help. Trouble is, most students aren’t taught the study skills and organizational skills they need to succeed in academics and in life. So through our Academic Game Plan program, we teach all of our students executive skills. That means they learn how to prioritize tasks, organize their time, and ensure that their assignments are complete on time, that they leave enough time to study for tests and that they always have everything they need. We don’t want students to be dependent on our tutoring, so we teach the skill-set they need to work independently and remove the academic anxiety that many families deal with on a daily basis.

Our Programs

  • Convenient, comfortable, one-to-one

We come to you, wherever you are, at a time that is convenient to you. In the comfort of your home, we provide individualized training and give your child the caring and confidence that they need to succeed.

  • Everyone can learn with the right approach

We have a comprehensive, collaborative approach to learning and work together with your family and teachers to identify the right learning strategies and find the perfect tutors.

  • Better learning, better life

Your education consultant and tutor have your student’s best interests at heart. We listen, understand, and build an educational support team and personalized coaching plan to help your student become an academic champion for life.

  • Your goals are our goals

Whether your student’s needs are immediate – like passing the next exam—or long term, we build a tailor-made plan that gets results. We start with an in-depth assessment, then match the right tutor to your student to help your family improve the present and make the future possible.

Our tutors

At Tutor Doctor, we provide your children with affordable, professional academic coaching in the comfort of your own home. Our tutors undergo a rigorous selection process so we know that they are qualified, well-matched and passionate about really supporting families and helping your students to succeed. With a dedicated coach and a supportive academic team, every student can succeed.

With our Summer Success Program, your children can really get a head start on the coming semester so that they can bring their A-game. Our one-on-one tutoring style delivers results. In fact, 95% of our customers would recommend us to their friends and family.

Contact us to learn more about our summer programs!