I encourage all parents and grandparents to strongly consider helping their students PRIOR to the start of the school year in September. Personal tutoring can make a big difference at the start of the school year.
We are finding many students become frustrated, disgusted, and in many instances feel defeated with a new subject they are not familiar with within 10 school days after the start of school.
When this happens it becomes difficult to turn the student around and what then happens is that it is a matter of always "catching-up." Tutoring at this point becomes expensive because you are trying to catch up plus keep up the pace. The best time to prepare for September school start is in August when only 3 or 4 hours of one-on-one tutoring, by a properly qualified tutor, can get the job done! This will enable the student to enter the classroom with high self confidence in their ability to meet the challenge of the new class.
This is particularly important with building block courses such as math, reading/writing, and foreign languages although the pre-school tutoring practice works well with any course the student is fearful they may not "like."
What subject is your child dreading come this September?