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How Does Summer Vacation Affect a Child's Math Skills?

Some studies suggest that children who get a three-month summer vacation, as is traditional in the United States, lose as much as a month of progress in math skills over their summer vacation. This loss of learning is particularly noticeable among lower-income students, even though they perform equally to their peers during the school year.

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Does my Child Need a Tutor?

Deciding whether or not your child needs a private tutor depends on more than just grades and test scores. It also depends on what you hope for him or her to achieve and the level of understanding you want him or her to have of his schoolwork. Today’s parents often want their children to do more than score high on tests.

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What Should I Consider When Hiring a Tutor?

There are a number of things to think about if you are considering hiring a tutor. You should first assess whether your child’s problems in school might be caused by an undiagnosed learning disability. If not, you should consider the areas in which your child needs help. As well, you need to consider the different types of private tutoring that are available to your child, and the ability of the tutor.

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What Factors Contribute to Academic Success in Children?

There are a host of factors that contribute to academic success for children, and there are many theories as to what will help increase the academic success of your child. Some issues may be out of the parent’s purview or control. Others can be modified to give your child a great start in school and continued success.

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