The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA


Transitioning to a new school isn’t always an easy task and can have a detrimental effect on your child’s learning. This article has tips to help a child starting a new school this year. If you remember anything about your days in school, you probably remember when you moved to a new school and had to be the 'new student' again. Whether it was because your family moved, because you are being moved to an advanced learning space, or you simply made the transition from junior to high school, it's never easy and often results in a dip in student performance.

Help Your Child Adjust to a New School Environment

The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA knows how tough it can be for a student of any age to adjust to a new school, and has prepared some tips below to help your student make a smooth transition into a new learning environment.

Don't Use a Map!

That’s right! Don't’ use a map or any other guide to help you navigate your way around the schoolyard or the campus. Instead, ask somebody around you for directions or for help. While it might seem counterintuitive to throw away the very object designed to help you, not using it is a great way to force you to speak with new people and potentially make some new friends. If possible, try to look for people you recognize from your classes to ask your questions. If you are able to find people you recognize, there is more of a chance that they also recognize you and will be more open to getting to know you seeing as though you share a class.

Learn About Your Teachers

Along with making new friends, it's important to meet and learn about your new teachers also. After all, you will be spending almost as much time with them as you will with your friends while you are at school. When speaking with a new teacher for the first time, introduce yourself politely and then let them introduce themselves and tell you a bit about them before you ask any questions you have about their teaching style or what they expect from students’ assignments. With this information, you are better equipped to turn in work of a satisfactory level along with knowing how to behave in their class. If your child is struggling with their transition to a new school, have you considered that they may feel nervous about their academic performance as compared to their peers? Speak with The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA at (408) 816-7825 to book a free diagnostic assessment where you and your child can speak with a qualified learning professional about how tutoring in Santa Clara CA can help boost your child’s confidence.

Be Social!

There is no denying that it can be nerve wracking to meet new people. These nerves can often lead students to become solitary and miss out on an important aspect of their learning path. Instead, look online or through local school newsletters and pinboards for a student group at your school which you may be interested in. Even if the activity isn’t one which you have tried before, such as math or the AV club, don’t be afraid to join and try new things. What’s the worse that could happen? You meet some great new friends and enjoy your school life? The purpose of joining is to meet people, so take a chance and see how you go!

Be Yourself!

Last, but certainly not least is the important tip to be yourself! Too many students feel pressure to be somebody they aren’t just so they can fit in at a new school. Don’t try and be the cool kid who you admired from your last school. Don’t try to be a character who you watched in a movie. Definitely, don’t try and be somebody just to fit in! Whatever your personality, be sure to let it shine through!

One-To-One Tutoring in Santa Clara CA Works

While many parents consider tutoring in Santa Clara CA to be solely for struggling students, the truth is that one-to-one tutoring in Santa Clara CA can benefit students of all learning levels. From children who are struggling to read, right through to students who are preparing for high-level exams, tutoring in Santa Clara CA can help. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA by calling (408) 816-7825 to learn more about the benefits of one-on-one tutoring in Santa Clara CA and how it can help your child reach their learning potential.


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