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08/09/2017
Are you preparing your student for the new school year? Has your student already returned and you have realized that you forgot a lot of their back-to-school items? This article can help! There was once a time when back-to-school shopping meant a new school bag and a trip to the stationery aisle of the supermarket to fill it with basics like notebooks, pencils, pens, markers, etc. Those are not the days we live in anymore.

How to Make Sure You Get Everything You Need to Get Your Child Back to School

Knowing how frustrating this activity can be, The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX has the following post to offer which aims to make the experience a much calmer one.

Start with a List

If you enjoy becoming a frustrated parent who spends most of their day making trips between stores, here is what you do. First, head to your local supermarket during a regular grocery shopping trip and browse through the back-to-school aisle to pick up what you are sure your student needs. Once you have these items, head to a store that sells weather protection gear. With this gear now covering your body, head home for a storm of complaints that you purchased the wrong items, the wrong colored pencils, you forgot an item, or you didn’t buy the batteries for another! If, however, you prefer a more peaceful life during this time, make a list. Set aside some time for you and any students in your home to sit down and think about the items they will need for the year ahead. Have them close their eyes and imagine what the class will be like. As they think about the lessons they will learn, have them make a note of the items they are using. For example, a math class may require a particular calculator while a physics class might need a certain measuring tool, right through to different colored markers for a writing lesson. One-to-one tutoring works for students of all learning levels and is a great way to prepare students for a new school year ahead. Speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX by calling (817)-969-5100 to book your free initial consultation to learn more. Once they have completed their lists, it’s time to complete yours. Using the items on their list, look for ones that are similar. For example, your children are all going to tell you that the world will end if their notebooks and pens aren’t all the same color and the same style. However, in reality, standard notebooks and pens/pencils will do just fine and can be purchased as a set more economically.

Now It's Time for the Fun Part!

If the advertising on the front pages of your local newspapers is to be believed, your local stationery or office store has all of the items that are you on your back-to-school list for the best prices around. However, the truth is that there is likely to be a range of stores that can each offer you the best price on certain items. Instead of making one trip to the closest store, take a look through all of those pamphlets and coupons that have been piling up by your door and see what deals you can find. Once you have exhausted those options, check online for vouchers and sales that are available. With this taken care of, also speak with your school about any deals that they may have arranged with local providers. Once you are sure you know where the best prices are, it’s time to head out.

Break up Your List

Before you head out for the day shopping, take your master list and break it down into smaller lists that are grouped into the stores you will be visiting. This is the best way to prevent forgotten items and the need to make numerous return trips. As you make your way around the stores, be sure to mark off any items that you have purchased. If you are unable to find any of your items, the best idea is to look for them at the next store you visit. If you or your children are tech savvy, consider getting out your mobile devices and searching while you make your way to the next store on your list.

Back-To-School Tutoring in Arlington TX Can Help

If your student is nervous about their return to school then it may be due to a lack of confidence in their academic abilities. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX by calling (817)-969-5100 to learn more about how tutoring in Arlington, TX can help.

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