Maui Tutoring Company adds new summer 2012 tutoring programs due to increased demand | Business
WooHawaii - Windows of Opportunity tutoring announced today that they have introduced 3 new, affordable, summer tutoring plans starting at only $18 per hour to help Maui students for Summer 2012. Operations Director, David Barber explained, " Our Summer Day Camp sold out in the first 3 weeks and applicants are now wait listed so we had to expand with an alternative program to meet the demands of Maui students"." Parents have expressed deep concern about their kids education in general on Maui and want to help their kids avoid the usual 3 or so months of summer learning loss".
According to the National Summer Learning Association, To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. This is especially true during the summer months.
Many Americans have a wonderful image of summer as a carefree, happy time when "kids can be kids," and take for granted the prospect of enriching experiences such as summer camps, time with family, and trips to museums, parks, and libraries.
Unfortunately, some youth face anything but idyllic summer months. When the school doors close, many children struggle to access educational opportunities, as well as basic needs such as healthy meals and adequate adult supervision.
All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer (White, 1906; Heyns, 1978; Entwisle & Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996; Downey et al, 2004).
Most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. Low-income students also lose more than two months in reading achievement, despite the fact that their middle-class peers make slight gains (Cooper, 1996).
More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities. As a result, low-income youth are less likely to graduate from high school or enter college (Alexander et al, 2007).
Children lose more than academic knowledge over the summer. Most children-particularly children at high risk of obesity-gain weight more rapidly when they are out of school during summer break (Von Hippel et al, 2007).
Parents consistently cite summer as the most difficult time to ensure that their children have productive things to do (Duffett et al, 2004)
For more information visit http://woohawaii.com/summerfun or call (808) 344-8468 now.
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