There is still growing uncertainty as to when schools across the United States will reopen.
And, there have been immediate and clear effects of social distancing and school closures on learning —
- Teachers have sent packets, workbooks and worksheets home for your child to complete
- Classes moved online and conducted through Zoom or Google Hangouts
- School activities and sports? Canceled! (Plus, certain special events — like prom and graduation — are still up in the air.)
There’s even more uncertainty when it comes to the impact social distancing has on learning and student performance.
Michael Casserly, an executive director at the Council of the Great City Schools, shared with the New York Times that “the work that will need to be done to catch children up academically and socially, is ‘huge.’”
In-school support systems and teacher assistance are no longer easily accessible for students. This causes a lot of worry and frustration – especially for students in higher grade levels.
Titilayo Aluko, a high school junior in New York, shared with the New York Times –
“I actually need my teachers, who know me and understand me, to help me, and I don’t have that,” she said. “I just keep thinking, ‘Oh, my God, I might not pass.’ I’m just really scared for the future.”
High schoolers are at a crucial stage in their education roadmap. There’s little time for ‘catch-up,’ and kids still need to complete college applications and take the SAT or ACT.
Do you have a child in the same boat?
Are they growing more anxious and worried about their academic future?
Well, there are options available for your child!
Especially for math, which is a crucial subject that your child needs to continue to perform well in – especially for strong SAT and ACT performance!
Hiring a dedicated and elite math tutor ensures your high schooler has the support they need to navigate complex math concepts and topics. Plus, affordable options exist!
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Taking an extended leave from the classroom – without getting instructional help from a teacher – can have a damaging effect on your child’s performance.
Casserly told the New York Times, “Many skills build one on another… If a child misses out on some key idea, then all of a sudden, additional ideas as they’re introduced just become Greek. Will we need some kind of beginning of the year diagnostics to try and figure out just where the kids are, how much they have lost?”
The thing is, learning and life don’t stop because of social distancing. If it does, then your child’s skills are going to slip!
In fact, learning should never take a pause!
Okay, okay — well, what about summer?
Many kids do join learning programs or find ways to practice skills during the summer months to prevent the summer slide! According to an article from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, students lose approximately 2.6 months of math learning over the summer.
So now, with a long break before returning to in-school instruction — (potentially five months!) — students are at a higher risk of a decline in their academic skills.
This is why it’s so incredibly detrimental that students get academic support now.
Live one-to-one tutoring sessions with a math tutor are an excellent way for students to get the support they need to understand difficult math concepts. This interactive help keeps your child’s math skills sharp!
And if your child can work with one dedicated tutor – even better! Continuity is great for relationship building. Don’t you want your child to show respect and have a good rapport with their tutor?
A dedicated math tutor also helps your child make substantial progress. They work directly with your child to help teach concepts in a way that makes sense to your child. Doing so helps boost your child’s confidence as they tackle difficult math concepts!
There are many online math tutoring options available — so be sure to look for a service that ensures your child works with only one math tutor for all of their tutoring sessions!
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But, isn’t hiring a one-to-one online math tutor expensive?
No — not necessarily!
And not when you have a Thinkster Math tutor!
Our online math tutoring program gives your child one-to-one help and attention from a dedicated and elite tutor — at an affordable rate!
We match our high schoolers with one tutor, and you can schedule tutoring sessions as needed.
Want to have one tutoring session a week?
Or maybe two or three?
The choice is yours!
And the fact that you get to work with one dedicated tutor for an affordable rate — BIG bonus!
Our students have shown incredible performance improvements by working with a dedicated Thinkster tutor.
This method has helped thousands of students around the world improve math scores in less than six months! (You can see what Thinkster parents have to share here.)
Thinkster Tutor Brittany shared more about the learning improvements one of her Algebra 1 students has shown:
“Our sessions have helped him develop a stronger understanding of Algebra concepts. While he wasn’t showing much growth with his school teacher, our sessions have helped him get a 97% in Algebra this last quarter!”
Under the tutelage of a dedicated Thinkster tutor, your child can achieve incredible performance results too!
That’s not just in their current math class, but also in future courses and on the SAT or ACT. Doors to elite universities and colleges will open with these high academic scores and grades! Becoming a math champion helps set your child on the path to becoming highly successful in life academics and life.
You can learn more about the tutoring sessions that we offer for different high school courses. Our math tutors are ready to help your child show awesome performance results!
Have a child in elementary or middle school? We have programs to help them too! You can learn more about our math tutoring app and subscription plans.
We always match your child with one dedicated math tutor. This math tutor delivers incredible learning improvements — which you will see within 90 days.
To learn more about our company and who we are, read about Thinkster Math here.