Multiple new math concepts are introduced throughout the middle school years, including algebraic concepts. A strong foundation and understanding of multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals are necessary to master more advanced concepts.
In the United States, there’s a significant drop-off in math achievement late in Middle School. This is when many students are digging into algebra. This means your child has developed automatic recall of math facts and has essential skills down, like multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals confidently.
Organizational and time management skills become the primary quality for any Middle Schooler, but most tweens struggle with their executive function skills. Let our educational team support you in this process.
#1: Math Struggles:
Many students start middle school with learning gaps in their mathematical foundation. This can lead to more learning complications since they are introduced to complex concepts with shaky foundations.
Others find middle school math difficult since it takes a lot of their time and energy. Others don’t get all the concepts in class, causing them to lag as the teacher moves to a new topic. For instance, if students don’t get an algebra concept, they will struggle with calculus.
Kids on the Yard math tutors help middle school students to keep up and get ahead math by closing existing math learning gaps and addressing their current learning problems.
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#2: Reading and Writing Struggles:
Reading and writing get more sophisticated in middle school. English vocabulary grows from simply memorizing words and definitions to figuring out the meaning of words based on usage. Students are expected to read more profound content with comprehension as they are introduced to a more challenging level of literary and scientific texts.
Students are expected to read more complex material, express their thoughts through writing longer pieces, and critically analyze reading material. Reading and writing fluency helps middle schoolers to thrive in all subjects. On the other hand, reading and writing struggles can cause low confidence and more learning gaps.
Our individualized tutoring services are the perfect solution to your child’s struggles in reading and writing. At Kids on the Yard, we believe that every child has the potential to become a strong reader and writer, regardless of their struggles with spelling, reading skills, handwriting, and vocabulary!
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#3 Study Skills Struggles:
Your child’s workloads increases and homework assignments become more challenging as they progress in school. We help your child overcome these challenges and build confidence through our study skills program.
Kids on the Yard study skills program offers students individualized support and study strategies necessary to build better study habits.
We teach your child:
- Organization and time management tips.
- Better reading strategies and ways to improve reading comprehension.
- Better communication and presentation skills.
- Better note-taking strategies.
- Ways to prepare and take tests with confidence.
- How to write effectively.
- How to research and navigate safely online
Is middle school tutoring necessary?
Yes, it is!
According to research, tutoring can improve students’ academic performance and boost confidence. While middle school students are more independent than elementary students, they still benefit from one-on-one support and instructions.
How can I tell if my middle school needs tutoring help?
Besides poor performance and low grades, you can tell your child need tutoring help if they do the following:
- If they seem confused or frustrated about what they learned
- If their self-esteem is dropping
- If they suddenly lose interest in learning.
- If they are procrastinating.
- If they are turning in sloppy assignments
- If they are disorganized.
- If they are struggling with reading or writing
- If they are struggling with math
- If their test scores are significantly dropping,
What are the benefits of middle school tutoring?
Middle school is characterized by complex learning and increased workload. By introducing your teen to a tutoring program, you help them understand concepts and learn new strategies to help them excel throughout their educational career and beyond.
Some of the benefits of middle school tutoring include:
- Better time organization.
- Improved study habits
- Increased confidence
- Better grades and test scores
- Better communication abilities.
- Improved socialization skills
- Self-guided learning
- Improved socialization skills.
Why should you enroll your middle school teen for tutoring in Kids on the Yard Tutoring Company?
All our tutors have in-classroom experience and have worked with students with varying abilities and learning styles throughout their careers. Our tutoring services are specially designed to meet your child’s personal needs.
Our teachers lead engaging tutoring sessions personalized for your child, whether you choose the in-person or online. And, rest assured, our online is different than what students experienced this year in large, online classrooms.