What Kind of Student is Your Child?

What Kind of Student is Your Child?

Take our quiz to find out!!

After thousands of hours working on academic subjects with our students, we know the patterns that tend to come up for our kids. Take our quiz to see where your child fits and what kinds of solutions we recommend.


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ANSWER KEY:

Mostly A’s: The Procrastinator
Mostly B’s: The Rusher
Mostly C’s: The Over-Thinker
Mostly D’s: The Juggler

 
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The Kid:

Many kids, when faced with tricky concepts, boring material or the possibility of failure, procrastinate. They leave assignments until the last possible minute, lose track of long-term assignments and push off parental advice to get going earlier.

What TA Tutors Recommend:

Keeping a detailed calendar of assignments and other activities as well as due dates for projects, tests, and final exams will help this student visualize the amount of work on their plate in both the short and the long term. Tutors can assist with Google Drive, digital and physical calendars, and folders and binders; they can also help students learn how best to manage their time before things get overwhelming. Our tutors suggest "chunking," a great way to increase long-term memory retention, in which the student studies material in small batches consistently (ideally daily) in order to build skills, concepts, or definitions without forgetting material studied earlier on.


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The Kid:

Lots of students rush through assignments, either because they are anxious about finishing in time (on tests), because their minds move quickly and they find it difficult to slow down, or because they are simply uninterested in the task at hand and eager to move on. No matter what, rushing leads to errors and a lack of depth on written assignments.

What TA Tutors Recommend:

Sticking to a protocol for attacking each subject or task will greatly help this student! By inserting step-by-step strategies for both approaching problem types and larger tasks like writing a paper, tutors remind students to pause and follow through, leading to fewer careless errors. Tutors can help students with customized procedures, whether they're learning a new math concept for the SAT or starting to outline an essay. Keeping these procedures and reminders in a safe and accessible place (a document in Google Drive, a checklist at the front of their binder, a notecard tacked to their wall) will help drive these helpful tools home and keep them useful.


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The Kid:

At Tutor Associates, we meet lots of kids who try to perfect every word on an essay or every problem on a test at the expense of quality work or finishing in time.

What TA Tutors Recommend:

Ironically, both the student who tends to rush and the student who tends to overthink benefit from sticking to a step-by-step plan. These recallable strategies are reassuring to a student who can get caught up in worrying that they haven't answered a question correctly or completed an assignment perfectly. Students need a procedure to help them move forward (whether during a test or an evening full of homework) without second-guessing themselves. Learning to trust in their skillset and procedures is a valuable life lesson that will serve them well in high school and beyond as they become more independent and encounter more complex material.


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The Kid:

Most of our kids manage multiple activities, school work and buys social lives, but some seem like they are always juggling three things at once. The costs tend to be focus, sleep, and a little bit of sanity!

What TA Tutors Recommend:

Staying organized and keeping things mobile will benefit these students. Tutors can help students set up Google Drive documents on their computers and phones, utilize mobile reminders and checklists, and stay up-to-date on their calendars. We also suggest this student build in short breaks, get plenty of sleep, and focus on their nutrition so they can fuel their busy life! Keeping up with an organized plan of attack for each subject will go a long way in helping these students feel in-control of all they have to accomplish.


Send us an email (director@tutorassociates.com) to schedule a call about specific strategies to help your child this academic school year!!!

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