Sylvan Learning Center of Darien
14 Brook Street
Turn a Great Summer Vacation into a Great School year!
Summer classes begin Tuesday, July 2nd
For most children, summer is a time to leave classes and homework behind. However, when they return to school in the fall after the long summer break, students can find themselves struggling to catch up.
Skills and knowledge gained throughout the school year fade during the summer months. Experienced educators all agree that loss of retention begins within a few days of the end of school unless the new information is reinforced for applied within a reasonable amount of time. After a month without some form of reinforcement, a significant percentage of what students learned during the year can be lost. A break from school is great for recharging your children’s batteries, but if they are not using some of the skills and knowledge that were learned in the classroom, they could find themselves lagging behind when the school year starts up again.
For children who have been struggling at school, summer can be their opportunity to catch-up on key skills and feel more confident when they head back to class. For students who do well in school, a summer program can be an opportunity to keep their enthusiasm for learning strong or can provide a chance to pursue enrichment or extra-credit classes. Students who have struggled in a particular subject, like math or science, find that a summer preview class in that very subject can help ease the transition in the fall.
Sylvan’s eight-week summer program begins on Tuesday, July 2nd and individualized classes in beginning and academic reading, creative and expository writing, elementary math, algebra I and II, geometry, calculus, social studies, Spanish and SAT/ACT/ISEE and SSAT test prep will be offered Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Before enrolling in a Sylvan Summer Program, students are given an individualized assessment to determine academic strengths and weaknesses so that a personalized learning profile and program can be developed for each student.
For additional information about how Sylvan can give your child a head-start on the next school year, please contact Gwynne Campbell or Kathy Greene at 203-655-3276 or log on to the Center website at www.sylvandarien.com.
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