By Meredith Crawford
Ah, summer. A time to laugh with friends, enjoy leisurely days in the sun, and generally be carefree. What’s wrong with that picture?
For today’s students, a whole lot. According to research by leading education organizations, spending the two months of summer disengaged from all things school-related can lead to some big-time academic backsliding.
And, if you think that by taking the two months of summer off from learning students are losing the same number of months in knowledge and achievement, think again. The problem goes a lot further than that.
Here’s what Reading is Fundamental has to say about students who neglect those summer reading lists: “Children who do not read over the summer will lose more than two months of reading achievement. Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of 6th grade, children who consistently lose reading skills over the summers will be two years behind their classmates.”
The problem is the same when it comes to math.
“Most students lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months,” says The National Summer Learning Association.
This has very real consequences: “Students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer,” reports The National Summer Learning Association.
So, what can be done to prevent this from happening?
Lucky for you, TutaPoint has the solution.
For an affordable price, TutaPoint offers the research-backed Summer Math Academy, which includes 12 hours of one-on-one instruction. TutaPoint will contact the student’s school to obtain the curriculum for the fall so that instruction will help the student get ahead – because summer is the perfect time to reinforce concepts previously learned, remediate any overlooked concepts, and begin mastering next year’s concepts.
TutaPoint also offers a variety of fully accredited course in partnership with ndCDE. Students can these both for credit and credit recovery. Courses are available in math, social studies, literature, and science.
So what are you waiting for?