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12/19/2018
 No matter how big or small, all exams need to be treated with respect as their results can determine your child’s future academic options. However, not all students know how to study effectively.+

Parents can often find themselves in a difficult position in which they want to help their child study for an upcoming exam, but their child’s lessons are so complex that they feel there is little they can do. However, while parents may not be able to provide direct tutoring help, there is a range of ways they can help their students prepare.

Help Your Children With Their Studies

If you want to help your child prepare for an upcoming exam but aren’t sure where to start, below is a post from The Tutoring Center, Allen TX which aims to help.

A Healthy Brain Accompanies a Healthy Body

The best place to start is with your child’s diet. Many students tend to skip meals or just eat junk-food while they study. While it may fit their busy schedule, not eating well or not eating at all can have a detrimental effect on your child’s brain and its ability to convert their studying into memory.

You don’t have to overhaul their entire diet, but it is important that you ensure that your student is eating regularly and do your best to replace their snacks with healthy alternatives. While sugary foods and drinks may help to keep them awake and active for a short period of time, the crash which comes afterward doesn’t help their study period.

Sleep

Despite how much studying your child tells you that they achieve while working through the night, the reality is that your child’s brain needs sleep. When your child is sleeping, their brain uses the time to process the information they have learned during the day and commits it to memory.

If your child isn’t sleeping well during the lead up to exams then their sessions could be going to waste. With this in mind, make sure that your student is getting a good amount of sleep each night and discourage them studying through the night.

Seek Additional Learning Resources

If your student is finding a specific subject challenging or they aren’t able to understand a set of lessons, look for additional teaching resources such as study groups or one-to-one tutoring. Tutoring provides your child with a dedicated instructor who can focus all of their time and attention on your child and their problem areas, helping them to quickly overcome and challenges.

If your child is struggling with their studying, one-to-one tutoring can help. To learn more about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring, speak with a teaching professional at The Tutoring Center, Allen TX by calling (214) 383-4000.

Be the Student

A great way for your child to reinforce the lessons they have just learned during a study period is to teach somebody else.

Once your child has finished studying, spend a couple of minutes to pretend that you are the student and have them explain to you what they have just learned. Even if you don’t understand what they are telling you, the act of speaking their newly learned lessons can greatly help them to commit the lessons to memory.

Plan Ahead

The worst thing that any student can do is postpone their study periods until a few nights or even a week before exams. Despite what they may think, these ‘cram sessions’ are not effective and actually waste valuable time.
Instead, take the time to sit down with your student to find out when their exams are and help them to plan out their study periods in the lead-up. Whether you use a calendar in their room or you provide them with a dedicated study diary or planner, make sure that they can easily visualize when they need to be studying as their exams approach.

Reduce Their Chores

Chores are a great part of your child’s life because they help to teach them responsibility. And while it’s important that they continue to complete chores during the lead up to exams, consider reducing their chore load to accommodate the study schedule mentioned in the tip above.

However, be sure that your child is aware that, once the study period and exams are completed, the chores you are helping them with will again become their responsibility.

One-to-One Tutoring Can Help Children Prepare for Exams

Whether your child is struggling with an entire subject or they just can’t seem to understand a few lessons throughout their curriculum, tutoring can help. Speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Allen TX by calling (214) 383-4000 and book your free initial diagnostic assessment. During your first visit, a professional tutor can answer any question you have about how tutoring can benefit your child and help them to improve their exam results.

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