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01/24/2019


Improving Your Child's Grades

As the first semester’s report cards begin to make their way out, many parents may find themselves looking at grades which are lower than expected. Below is a post from The Tutoring Center, Greer which can help with this scenario.

A Helpful First Reaction

The first reaction parents will often have when receiving a report card with low grades is to assume that their children aren’t trying their hardest in school or aren’t interested in learning. This often leads to frustration and anger. However, it’s important to remember that there is a wide range of reasons which could cause your children to underachieve. As examples:
  • The lessons are more complex than your children were prepared for.
  • Taking down effective notes is a struggle which affects their homework and study time.
  • There are items missing from their backpack or pencil-case.
  • Finding enough time to complete their homework is a struggle.
Each of these is a genuine reason for low grades and each one can be remedied with your help:
  • A little extra homework help each night can be a great benefit.
  • Teaching your children effective note-taking strategies can greatly improve their ability to study and review.
  • Head to the stationery store and get what’s needed.
  • Show them how to arrange priorities and their schedule to accommodate for sufficient homework time.
Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list, but it does show that there are numerous reasons which aren’t related to a disinterest in learning that can cause low grades.

Additional Learning Is Required

If you find that your child needs more help than you can provide, be it because of time restraints or simply because their lessons are more complex than you can understand, look for additional learning resources:
  • Consider group study sessions during your child's lunch break where they can informally learn from other students.
  • Alternative textbooks which teach lessons in a different way can help children understand complex lessons.
  • One-to-one tutoring is a great option for students who have questions that their teachers just don’t have the time to answer or those who struggle with their homework.

How Tutoring Can Work for You

If your child’s grades are lower than you know they are capable of achieving, one-to-one tutoring can help. To learn more about the benefits of tutoring, book your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Greer by calling (864) 655-4664.

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