Imagine training an athlete for six months, getting them to the prescribed level of conditioning – and then telling them to take a month off and do nothing!
Now imagine getting them back on the field of competition at the end of the month and expecting them to perform at their training peak.
While every good coach will build varying levels of intensity into their training programmes, none would ever recommend extended periods in which not even minimal skills are practiced.
Ironically, though, this is the very thing that parents and schools routinely do over the school holidays.
This can have profound consequences on the ability of learners to remain at or above grade level in critical academic areas. Parents can do a lot for their children during the holidays to keep their interest in learning alive, but, it is easy to underestimate the academic progress that can be made with even a few hours of tutoring each week during the holidays.
Penguin Tutoring Port Elizabeth not only provides the setting (your own home) but also the expertise to develop and retain maths and science skills over the holidays.
Holiday tutoring sessions can help a child return to school after the mid year break with increased confidence and a greater liklihood of quickly picking up and even moving past the academic level they were at when the holidays started. Winter break is the ideal time for your child to get the individual tutoring needed to gain a competitive advantage for the upcoming school pre-lims and year end thrust.
Penguin Tutoring is ready to help your child get back in the game at school with our one-on-one extra lessons.
Author: Cheryl Carter