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06/08/2018


When it comes time for your student to study, the least appealing option for you, as a parent, is to not only allow but actually facilitate a group study session. Why? Because, for many students, it can be too easy to become distracted and turn their study sessions into social time. While this can be the case for some students (and often in the movies), the reality can be very different and actually very helpful.

How Group Study Sessions Can Bolster Your Student's Study Tools

Below is some information from The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX on the benefits of encouraging your student to attend and participate in a group study session.

What Did You Understand?

Have you ever been in a work situation where your boss delivered the same information and instructions to your and your colleagues, only you understood them very differently? What’s worse is that you don’t become aware of the apparent misunderstanding until it’s too late and you have completed and handed in work which isn’t at all relevant to what your boss wanted. Now, imagine this happening in a classroom where your student understands the lesson very differently to how the teacher meant for it to be received. As you can imagine, not only does this result in your youngster wasting a bunch of time completing a lot of home-based study and homework sessions with the incorrect information. Unfortunately, this will often lead to a low grade or even a failing grade. While it may seem extreme, unfortunately, these situations are all too common in a regular schooling environments. Situations like this can be prevented by your student participating in a group study session. During each group study session, students openly discuss the instructions given and can share their different interpretations of what is required. As you can imagine, this is an invaluable experience which can greatly help all students realign their understanding of the lesson and work towards the actual goal - not the goal they believed they should have been. Encourage your student to speak up and bounce their ideas off of their classmates before tackling an assignment. Does your student bring home grades lower than you know they are capable of achieving? Have you noticed that they are struggling with a certain class or subject? Tutoring can help. Speak with a teaching professional at The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX today by calling (817)-969-5100 to book your free initial diagnostic assessment and find out more about how tutoring can help your youngster reach their learning potential.

Shared Notes

There are some students who are remarkably good at taking notes. Then there is the majority of students who, try as they may, just aren’t able to note down all of the relevant information they would like to. This often results in the student missing important information and references which could greatly boost their ability to complete an assignment, regular homework, or even study for a test. During a group study session, students are encouraged to openly share each of their notes with the group, allowing other students to fill in the blanks. Your student can also benefit from this since, chances are, there notes aren't as complete as they could be. For example, it can be easy for a student to note down a reference to an event which occurred during 1986 as occurring in 1988. If this date is a reference point for students to follow up on, a small slip of the wrist when writing or hearing can result in a completely different event being studied. However, during a group study session, small mistakes or mis-hearings are quickly and easily remedied, with each student in the group benefiting from the opportunity to correct each detail. As a result, students leave each session with a solid learning resource which they can not only use for their own benefit, but they will also be able to help their peers bolster their learning.

Tutoring Works!

When it comes to raising grades or even just boosting a student’s self-esteem, no method works as well as one-to-one tutoring. To find out more or to ask any questions you have about the benefits of tutoring, speak with somebody who can help. Call The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX today at (817)-969-5100 and book your free initial diagnostic assessment. During your first visit, a trained learning professional can answer any and all of your questions about the benefits of tutoring. They can also help you understand how tutoring can raise your youngster's self-esteem and help them reach their learning potential.

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