The summer holidays are fast approaching, which means nearly 2 months off
for your children. What you might not realise is how much educational
ground your kids can lose during the long break. Summer learning loss
sometimes referred to as the summer slide, is something that can really
affect your child academically. Here at Tutor Doctor we want you to know
the facts and understand how crucial it is to make the most out of the holidays.
What you need to know
If your kids have come on leaps and bounds in the previous academic year,
the summer slide can be really detrimental. In fact recent studies show
that some children can even loose up to 30% of their Maths, English and
reading skills over the summer.
Surprisingly it’s not just children that suffer- it’s also
been found that teachers are spending more and more time re-teaching material
students have forgotten over the holidays. This means less time for new
material to be learnt, causing more pressure on everyone.
What’s clear is that summer learning loss isn’t something that
should be taken lightly and is far from a temporary phenomenon. Losses
can build up over the years, resulting in overall lower grades. That’s
why it’s important to make the most of the summer and consider it
as valuable time to get your children ahead for the new academic year.
Easy ways to avoid summer learning loss
A super easy way to keep your kids brains active during the break is by
encouraging them to read everyday. Whether it’s non-fiction, fiction,
e-books, poetry, newspapers or magazines- it’s all great reading practice.
Alternatively try getting your children to take pictures and make a scrapbook
of their summer. This will really get their creativity flowing and give
them a project to focus on.
Make the most of a family day out by planning a day trip to a museum, zoo
or historical site- somewhere where the kids can learn and have fun. When
you get home get them to write about their day. It’s great practice
and shouldn’t be too much of a chore after an enjoyable day out.
We also understand that just because the kids get 6 weeks off doesn’t
mean that you do too. If you’re busy and struggle to find time,
a great way to ensure your kids are still learning thought the holidays
is by enrolling them in a summer programme. This will not only provide
great opportunities but will help them build their skills and grow academically.
How can Tutor Doctor help?
If you really want to make sure your child stays ahead then investing
in a private tutor for a couple of hours a week can really make all the
Here at Tutor Doctor we offer an affordable, one-on-one home tutoring service
that works around you. We provide students with a personalised education
that is tailored to suit their abilities, learning style and personality.
More importantly we aim to help students grow intoindependent learners,
as we realise that your child shouldn’t become dependent on us.
That’s why we use tools such as
The Academic Game Plan, which has been designed specifically to teach your children the skill
set they will need to succeed academically and in everyday life.
What makes us really special is how dedicated our tutors are in providing
your children with the best education. They thrive off seeing your child
succeed and are passionate about supporting families.
Whether you need a tutor for the summer, long term or just to help get
through a tough exam- Tutor Doctor is here to help your child reach their
goals and beyond.
Find out more about our programmes