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05/09/2017

Help Your Child Have a Great End to Their School Year

Help your child finish the school year on a high note with these end of year tips.

Dealing with Stress Brought on By the End of the School Year

The end of the school year can be a source of great stress and even anxiety for many students. This period often signals the end of something they were comfortable with and the introduction of something new, which can be scary. To help your child through this, first, figure out the cause of it.

What Causes Stress?

There are multiple reasons why a child may have a hard time with the end of the school year and the changes it can bring. These are some of the most common:
  • End of year assessments. End of year exams, projects, and assessments can be stressful for most students, but they may affect certain students more. Those students who may not pass a class or who are in danger of not getting promoted to the next grade level may be more worried about their performance. If your child is visibly stressed out, help them find ways to relax. You can also work with them to create a study routine that will help them reach the grades they need. Talk to their teacher and look for additional resources for even more help.
  • A new classroom. For many students, the end of the school year means they will no longer be in the same classroom with the same classmates and teacher. This upcoming change can be enough to cause some stress and anxiety. No matter how old we get, change is always hard. Help make this transition easier for your child by meeting with their new teacher and finding some kind of connection between them and your child. For example, if your child loves art, tell them about how the new teacher uses classroom time to teach drawing.
  • A new school and routine. If your child is starting classes at a new school after the summer, this change can feel major. This may affect their routine, their friend group, and many other aspects they enjoyed at their current school. It's normal to fear the unknown, so help them get through it by introducing them to their new school. Take a trip to their new school over the summer so that they can get to know the layout of the school and get comfortable with it before the first day of classes. If they offer summer programs at their new school, enroll them in one so that they can get to know other students and teachers as well as the school rules and dynamics.
If your child needs extra help preparing for exams or you're looking to enroll them in summer tutoring, look no further than The Tutoring Center, Torrance CA. To learn all about their academic programs and tutoring approach, contact their learning center at (310) 530-5377.

Help Your Child Stay Focused and Productive

With summer break quickly approaching, it can be hard for students to stay focused on the work that's still left to complete. Help your child finish strong with these tips.

Focus on the Finish Line

Help your child stay focused on their academics by creating a countdown to the last day. You can use a calendar to count down the days and have your child cross off each day as they complete it. It also helps to write down due dates and exam dates in this same calendar so that they don't forget about them.

Set New Goals

If your child has trouble focusing on their work, help them set end-of-year goals. These can be focused on the grades they want to get on final exams, final class grades, or even how soon they want to finish certain projects. Whatever their goals are, help them get there by creating a plan together. This will help keep your child on track and working through the end of the school year. For more tips on how to set SMART goals, click here.

Stay Organized and Prioritize

Teach your child to stay organized with a calendar and a planner. This will help them keep track of their assignments so that they don't miss any. It also helps to teach them how to prioritize tasks. They may have a lot to work on, so it helps to tackle those projects or assignments that are due first while also making time to study for exams.

Make Time for Fun

The end of the school year isn't all about work; it should also include some fun. Most schools host a few end-of-the-school-year activities, such as a dance, a pool party, or a picnic. Encourage your child to participate in these activities as long as they're staying on top of their work. It's important for them to have fun and take a break from their academics from time to time.

Summer Tutoring in Torrance CA

The Tutoring Center, Torrance CA can help your child make the most of what's left of the school year. To learn all about how their academic programs can help your child reach academic success, contact them at (310) 530-5377.

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