Is your child struggling? The longer they flounder, the further behind
they will get. When students are falling behind, every passing week compounds
their problems, erodes their confidence and makes success seem like an
impossible dream. Whether you want your child to catch up and keep up
or you want your child to get ahead of the class, there are ways you can
help improve grades right now.
Get in the Game
When parents are involved in their student’s lives, they are able
to better provide the support their children need. Start by talking with
your child’s teachers; get to know them and get their advice on
how best to help your child. They have insights that are essential to
moving your child to a successful future.
Take a Step Back
For many parents, bad grades have created emotional tension between family
members and when they try to encourage their children or help with homework,
it results in a fight. This is completely understandable as parents want
what is best for their children and emotions run high. If this is the
case, it may be time to step back and get an
in-home tutor or family friend to help with homework in a more constructive way.
Most students are smart but scattered; they have the potential to succeed,
but they forget homework and assignments, have trouble initiating tasks
and staying focused and don’t leave enough time for studying. It
can be very frustrating for parents until you realize that these skills
aren’t innate, they are learned.
Start implementing routines that show your child how to be more organized.
Set times for homework where they are free from distraction. Limit screen
and social time and help them to plan their days effectively. Ensure that
homework and assignments are done and packed the night before rather than
running around before school.
X-skills program teaches these executive skills as part of their one-on-one tutoring program.
Every student gets an academic plan which helps them to set realistic
goals and create a roadmap to reach them. Tutors spend part of each session
going over the upcoming assignments and teaching students how to manage
time and plan ahead. Tutor Doctor tutors work with the curriculum and
help your children to do their homework so that this is not a daily struggle for you.
Find their Learning Style
Each child is a unique learner who grasps information better when it is
presented in a learning style that suits them. Ask your in-home tutor
or teacher to help find your child’s learning style. You will see
that when you present information, ideas and concepts to them in their
learning style, they understand faster and retain information for longer.
You can also teach them to convert new information into their learning
style so that it is more accessible to them. For example; if a visual
learner takes a paragraph of facts from a history text book and creates
a mind map, they will be more likely to understand and retain that information.