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05/09/2017
The challenge for parents is knowing when their child needs help. Many parents are left to wait until they receive a report card to discover grades that simply don’t match their child’s intellect. Of course, by the time you are reading these grades on a report card, the semester has finished, and it is too late to help.

How to Know if Your Student Needs Tutoring

From years of providing reputable one-to-one tutoring in Santa Clara CA, The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA knows that the earlier a parent can identify a student’s need for help, the better off the student will be. Below is information on two common indicators parents can look out for, and how tutoring in Santa Clara, CA can help.

Their Homework Takes Longer Than It Should

This is a great indicator, however, it is often one which parents struggle to pick up on. This isn't because they aren’t paying attention to their children, but simply because it can be hard to gauge whether or not the lessons they are learning require so much additional study. In contrast to the types of teacher characters you may have seen in movies who get together to scheme and plot ways to make their students’ lives horrible with exorbitant amounts of homework and detention, it’s important to remember that teachers are reasonable people. This means that while you should expect your student to complete a modest amount of homework each night, teachers know that giving their students so much homework that they are up until the early hours of the morning only means they come to school the next day tired and unable to learn or behave well. The next time that you see your young student with their study lamp on as they prepare for bed, spend a few minutes with them to gauge how they are going and ask the question: Do you need help? Some students can feel uncertain about asking for homework help because they see their peers around them handing in their homework on time and without concern. As adults, however, we know that this is simply a perception and it is likely that their peers are also struggling. Struggling with homework is a common concern for students, but it doesn’t have to be. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA at (408) 816-7825 today to book a free diagnostic assessment. During your first visit, a learning professional can tell you more about how tutoring in Santa Clara CA can help your child, along with answering any questions you have may have about the benefits of tutoring in Santa Clara CA.

Another Assignment That’s Due the Next Day?

The first time that you heard your young student tell you that they couldn’t help with the dishes because they had an assignment due the next day, you passed it off as teenage adolescence. When it happened the second time when you asked if they wanted to go to the movies, you were a little skeptical of their intentions. Of course, as soon as they said no to meeting their friends at the mall, you knew something was up! You were right, something is up. However, it isn’t the level of your student’s time management skills. While some parents adopt the theory that as long as their student completed the assignment on time then it doesn’t matter if they complete it during the week over a few sessions or if they finish it all in one night, this behavior is indicative of a much bigger problem, and one that has the potential to cause serious damage to a student’s grades. While, yes, the assignment will be completed, consider the following. A gifted and talented student attends each class and listens meticulously to every lesson the teacher provides. During lectures, they take high-quality notes which are so well written that other students use them to review their own work. By all measures, this describes an ideal student who is on course to achieve high marks. Now, consider that this student, as gifted as they are, lacks proper time management skills. Because of this, they are unable to plan their homework, assignments, and test preparations adequately. This sees them completing an essay or assignment which would have and should have taken them a week to finish, within a matter of hours. And worse yet, the hours they are completing the essay are the hours their brain is used to sleeping through, leaving them with a brain that is falling asleep as they write. As you can likely imagine, this doesn’t result in a high-quality assignment being handed in to the teacher. All that comes from this behavior is an assignment which in no way represents how much the student has learned throughout the class, their general knowledge in the subject, their learning abilities, or even their interest or excitement in the subject or class. Instead, the teacher receives and is forced to assign a grade to an assignment which isn’t an accurate representation of the student’s abilities. Of course, this assignment grade is also likely to make up a large part of their overall semester grade, bringing down their engine grade point average because of something simple like planning study sessions.

Tutoring in Santa Clara, CA Can Help

If your student is always rushing around to complete their assignments before they are due, consider this a sign that they need to improve their time management skills. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Santa Clara CA at (408) 816-7825 to learn more about how tutoring in Santa Clara CA can benefit your student.

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