Most parents have a gut feeling when their child is not progressing the way they should at school – even if the report card does not indicate a problem. Tutoring is often the first course of action, but how do you know when your child needs more?
Here are some of the signs that may indicate your child needs specialized help:
- your child is getting low or failing grades in subjects like math, history, English, or French and you have been unable to solve these problems at the school
- you think that your child is not performing to their potential
- you are receiving comments from the school that your child is not paying attention in class
- your child knows something one week but forgets it the next
- your child lacks the ability to express themselves in writing or properly sequence their ideas in an essay
- your child is unable to study in an organized manner
- your child seems to be acquiring skills very slowly (such as reading, writing, or math)
- your child feels prepared for a test, but is then surprised when they fail that test
- your child has difficulty completing homework independently and there are tears and stress at homework time every day
- you have noticed behavioral changes relating to your child such as not wanting to go to school or complaining of stomach aches or headaches
- you suspect that your child has dyslexia, dysgraphia, or another learning disorder, and traditional tutoring has been unable to address it
If you know your child could be doing better in school, trust your instincts and give us a call. While tutoring may be beneficial for some students, it often deals with the symptom while ignoring the cause. If you are looking for a long-term solution to your child’s learning difficulties, our specialized programs get to root of the problem.