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Why Your Kids Should Keep Learning During Summer

Updated: May 9

As the school year is coming to an end, and summer vacation is right around the corner, parents may be tempted to let their children take a break from academics. After all, summer is traditionally a time for relaxation and fun in the sun. However, there are compelling reasons why summer tutoring can be beneficial for your kids.

Let's talk about that dreaded summer learning loss known as the "summer slide". It's like a slippery slope where all those hard-earned academic gains seem to slip away during summer break. Research shows that students can lose up to two months of academic progress in reading and math during the summer. By keeping their minds engaged through tutoring, children can prevent or minimize this loss and start the new school year on the right foot. But fear not! With summer tutoring, we can put a stop to that slide and keep our learners shining bright like the summer sun.

Summer tutoring offers a unique opportunity for personalized learning. During the school year, teachers have to balance the needs of an entire class, making it challenging to provide individualized attention to each student. However, in a one-on-one or small group tutoring setting, children can receive tailored instructions that can address their specific learning needs and challenges. This personalized approach can lead to accelerated progress and a deeper understanding of the material which may increase confidence as well.

Summer tutoring also allows students to explore subjects they may be struggling with or curious about in a low-pressure environment. Whether it's mastering algebra, improving reading comprehensions, or delving into a new language, the extra time and attention provided by the tutor can help children gain confidence and develop a love for learning.

Additionally, summer tutoring can help students prepare for upcoming academic challenges, such as standardized tests or advanced placement courses. With dedicated support and guidance, children can build the skills and knowledge they need to excel in these endeavors, setting them up for success in the future.

Furthermore, summer tutoring can foster important study habits and organizational skills that are essential for academic success. By establishing a regular schedule for tutoring sessions and homework assignments, children learn the value of consistency and discipline. These habits can carry over into the school year, helping students stay on track and manage their workload effectively.

Beyond academic benefits, summer tutoring can also have positive impact on the children's self esteem and motivation. As they see themselves making progress and overcoming challenges with the help of their tutor, they gain a sense of achievement and confidence in their abilities . This increased self-esteem can spill over into areas of their life, empowering them to tackle new challenges with resilience and determination..

By enrolling your children in summer tutoring programs, you can help them stay academically engaged, prevent learning loss, and build the skills and confidence they need to succeed in school and beyond. So why not make the most of the summer break and invest in your child's future.

Institute of Languages, Mathematics, and Sciences has qualified tutors to help your child meet their goals during summer with onsite and online options to choose from.

Visit to learn more about us. Call 708-581-8617 or email to set up a free consultation.

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