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
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
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-to-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