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Summer School: Get a Boost in Problem Subjects

Feb 18, 2021

Even the best students sometimes struggle in a particular area, and the learning loss due to the pandemic has created an even wider gap for some students. If you feel like your child is falling behind in some subjects, summer school is a great option to help them overcome their difficulties and prepare for the new school year. Read on to learn more about how summer school at Futures Academy can help your child get ahead.

Are Certain Subjects a Problem?

Concepts in certain areas like math and science can sometimes be abstract and difficult to grasp for some students, which may cause them to fall behind. This is a common issue and isn't a sign that your child is unintelligent. Sometimes, the way these concepts are taught in a classroom just don't click with certain kids, and they may need it to be explained differently. However, concepts in these subjects build upon each other, so if your child is struggling, they are just going to get further behind as lessons get more complex.

With large classrooms, teachers have limited bandwidth and may be unable to give their students the individualized attention they need to achieve their potential. Large classes may be distracting, and overworked teachers may be quick to dismiss students who are struggling, especially if that student is afraid to ask for help. 

And the biggest problem is that a loss of math skills over the summer tends to be more pronounced than losses in other areas. And students score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer than they did just a few weeks earlier at the beginning of summer. 

If you notice that your child is falling behind in math or any subject, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Parents often don't have the knowledge required to help their kids grasp the concepts better, and individual tutoring during the school year may be out of reach because of time constraints. You know your child needs extra help, but you aren't sure where to turn.

How Summer School at Futures Can Help

Instead of starting the next school year already behind schedule, give your child an academic boost with summer school at Futures Academy. Our small group or one-to-one learning can give your child the personalized attention they need to better understand what they are being taught. With over 170 courses available, you're sure to find one that fits your child's needs. 

Summer school can help to cement concepts learned during the previous year so that when your child enters the next grade, they feel prepared to take on more complex topics and tackle more advanced courses. Students who repeatedly struggle may lose confidence in their abilities, but when the are given individualized attention and education, they can build their confidence in subjects where they feel shaky.

Our positive and upbeat environment makes sure that each student feels heard and understood, and we strive to make sure students don't just grasp a concept, they master it. We do so by providing comprehensive instruction in a way that makes sense for your child. We take into account not just what they need to learn, but how they learn, so that their individual needs are always catered to. Students are at the center of our learning model, which means that everything we do is for the benefit of the student.

Get Started With Summer School

Before your child heads off to the next grade, think about if they are truly ready. If their last progress report or report card reflected some difficulty, now is the time to intervene. The gap will only become wider as they advance, so take now is the time to give them the attention they need to succeed! Contact us to learn more about how we can help your child excel in academics and beyond!