Tutor Doctor Offers Fun Summer Retention Tips
Even students who are at the top of their class can benefit from summertime tutoring, as it can help them stay ahead of their classmates. The problem of children losing important academic information during the summer is so common, it even has a name: Brain Drain.
Tutor Doctor’s network of professional tutors can work with students during their summer break to not only keep them refreshed on what they recently learned during the school year, but also can work in preparing them for the coming school year. Tutor Doctor, at-home tutoring franchise has a presence in more than 200 locations in six countries. While tutoring is a great option for children who are going to be staying home for the summer, those who are traveling with their families may not be able to receive the same benefits from such a service.
Many families have already made their summer travel plans. Some of these plans involve a long road trip, while others have decided to take advantage of their surroundings and have booked a ‘staycation’ close to home. While every family may have different plans this summer, one constant is that parents should find fun and creative ways to keep their children’s minds active during their time away from school.
During the summer months, it is extremely important for children to keep their minds sharp and ready for the next phase of their academic careers either through tutoring or other educational means.
This is why Tutor Doctor has developed some tips to keep children learning during their summer travels. Some of these tips include:
o Stock Up on Educational Games: There are a number of games that children can play with their family that enhance and strengthen abilities that they will be using during the upcoming school year. Several travel games can be purchased that require various levels of skill in mathematics, reading, and memorization. Brain teasers, crossword puzzles, Sudoku and others can keep a student’s brain active. Parents can even take time and create games at home with their children that they can play while on the road together. Be sure to bring a few games along for those extra long flights or car rides!
o Learn About Your Destination: Parents and children can spend time together reading about their travel destinations and planning a fun-filled itinerary around some of the sights. Teach your children about real world math applications by having them calculate trip gas mileage and participate in the trip budgeting. Help them understand how much money is available for the trip, how much money each activity costs and have them help to make activity choices accordingly. Books and guides that showcase local landmarks are a great way to not only read with your children, but also get them involved in planning their big trip!
o Find New Locations to Explore: When traveling to a new city or even staying at home, find educational locations where children can have a good time through learning. Visiting the nearest museums, zoos, planetariums and historical landmarks can be a great way to see something new, while also teaching your children about these sights.
Just because you spend the summer traveling doesn’t mean that children can’t brush up on some of the fundamentals that will be a heavy focus of the upcoming school year. While children may want to spend their summer vacation avoiding schoolwork, there are a number of ways parents can covertly and creatively tie learning in to their trips, while still having a fun and memorable time.
About the Author
Frank Milner, President of Tutor Doctor, has been instrumental in the rapid expansion and market success of the one-on-one tutoring franchise. Milner is known for growing one of Canada’s hottest technology franchises to top in its category. Milner became involved with Toronto-based Tutor Doctor in 2007 and has seen the rise of tutoring become so pervasive that it has changed the face of Canadian and American education. Tutor Doctor is a rapidly expanding one-on-one, in-home tutoring service is designed to help students from ages 3.5 to 96, offering communities and students a private, easy way to improve in any of area of schoolwork. Adults and children can even find assistance in learning how to play an instrument, use computer software and more via Tutor Doctor.