In Middle School, things change for students. They often have to balance the personality and expectations of multiple teachers. They have to move from class to class and have more varied schedule demands in and out of school.
This is a time where extracurricular activities (sports, band, arts etc.) take up more of their time and the balance of school/homework/hobbies and friends becomes more challenging. Academically, they expected to learn more independently and the workload and complexity is increased.
There is more homework, less organizational support and independence is key. If foundational skills for reading, writing, math or organization are not strongly established, it can show through poor grades, frustration or work avoidance. In middle school, the school support services are spread thin and may be difficult to obtain, even with parent advocacy and struggling performance.
Tutoring at this level may involve strengthening foundational reading, writing or math skills, support with personal organization, study skills, test-taking practice and strategies or class specific focused support to learn that specific material (i.e. science vocabulary and concepts, geography and social studies vocabulary and concepts, etc.).
Our tutors can help identify needs in these areas, and work with your child to set goals that will help them improve their academic independence and confidence. Just because they are expected to be more independent doesn’t mean they need to be alone. Give us a call to see how we can help!