If your child is having trouble in school, with taking tests, or with completing home work the problem may be that he has never been instructed in the proper study skills. Even the most gifted students will struggle if they do not have the proper approach to their schoolwork. Fortunately the proper study skills can be taught to any student by a good tutor. These study skills will aid the student in all of his scholastic endeavors, not just the classes in which he may be receiving poor grades.
There are signs that parents need to be on the lookout for that may indicate that their student has not been trained in the proper study skills. If your student has attention span issues or is unable to concentrate and focus on a particular problem, suffers from anxiety when it comes time to take a test, does well in class but scores poorly on tests, or doesn't understand how to take notes or prioritize his study time then there may be a need for you to consider finding a tutor that can teach him the study skills necessary to overcome these issues.
Low test scores do not always indicate a lack of understanding of the material but may simply mean that a child does not know how to take a test. Test taking is a skill that needs to be learned like any other and a good tutor can show your child the proper way to prepare for a test as well as take the test. A solid foundation in study skills is one of the most important things for a student to acquire. Our tutors will be able to teach these study skills to your child and help them to establish a base on which to grow their educational experiences.