Ask the Experts - August 2020 issue of KC Parent Magazine
Jul 26, 2020
Our Center Director, Barbara Nickless, was asked to answer a question for KC Parent Magazine's August issue.
Q. My child struggled with math last year. Should I get a tutor now or wait to see how she does for the first quarter?
At Sylvan, I receive this question frequently and respond, “Don’t wait until math struggles exist, because then you’re already behind.” While parents may encourage summer reading, many forget math, whether because of oversight or feeling ill-equipped to help. Summer learning loss is real, with up to six months of math knowledge lost. And this year, COVID-19’s impact on the spring semester will undoubtedly compound learning loss in math and other subjects—as well as raise uncertainties about school this fall. Consequently, proactively seeking a math tutor before troubles show up is imperative. Sylvan is prepared to assist your child during this unpredictable period.
Barbara Nickless, Center Director, Sylvan of Kansas City North
Sylvan offers a wide range of tutoring for every age and grade from pre-K through college, to meet your child’s individual needs and goals. 816.468.7900, https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/kansascity-mo