The summer holidays are the ideal time for students to take a break from studying and relax. However, with recent studies showing that up to two months’ worth of academic abilities can be lost during the summer, it’s vital to keep your kids brains active and learning. Here at Tutor Doctor we know how important it is that your children retain their academic gains, which is why we’ve put together some ways to help them stay ahead and maybe even move up a grade by the time the new school term arrives!
Dedicate just a few hours a week
Keeping your child’s grades up during the summer doesn’t mean they have to study every day. Dedicating just a couple of hours per week is more than enough time to retain their academic gains from the previous semester and even go up a grade! Do this by encouraging them to spend time completing homework and summer projects, doing practice tests or just reading over subject notes. There are also a wide range of apps that kids can play on and learn at the same time. See our top educational apps here.
Schoolwork during the holidays doesn’t need to be boring. One of the most enjoyable ways to learn is by reading. Whether this is magazines, comics, books or blogs; it’s all great practice. You could even get the kids to keep a summer journal, documenting their day-to-day activities, which will help keep up their writing skills. Alternatively, why not get your child to take part in the Tutor Doctor summer reading challenge? Find out more information on our website– they could even start the challenge with one of our four must-read books for teens this summer!
Get the whole family involved
Get the whole family involved in learning by planning an educational trip to a museum, zoo, historical site or somewhere where they can discover new information but have fun at the same time. For some great ideas head over to the Visit England site and check out their family holidays section.
Get a Tutor!
A really easy way to keep your child’s brain working over the summer holidays is to invest in a private tutor for a couple of hours a week- it really can make all the difference.
Here at Tutor Doctor we offer an affordable, one-on-one home tutoring service that is tailored to suit your child’s abilities, learning style and personality. More importantly we aim to help students grow into independent learners as well as teach them key X-skills such as organisation and time management that will be sure to stay with them when they enter adulthood. Find out more about our programmes here.