Good Study Skills Are the Secret to the “A”
As your child progresses in school, homework assignments get tougher and workloads get bigger. (Have you noticed your child’s “to do” list is starting to rival your own?) Thankfully, you don’t have to teach your child good study skills all by yourself. Through the study skills program at Sylvan of Forest Park/Oak Park, we can help your son or daughter take on these challenges with confidence and ease.
The study skills program at our center in Forest Park/Oak Park is designed to help kids in grades 4-12 build great habits that can last a lifetime. Even if your child is a really good student, we’ve found that establishing great study habits early is the secret to making a big impact in school, from higher grades to greater confidence.
Of course, there’s much more to study skills than just taking notes! Using a variety of study tips and strategies, the tutors at Sylvan of Forest Park/Oak Park will teach your child how to get more organized, strategically plan projects and achieve goals — all skills that align well with Common Core.
Study skills your child will learn
Every child has unique study needs, whether your family is focused on getting those As or turning frustration into confidence. Some kids can benefit from school time management tips. Others need study tips to effectively take tests. And yet others need help managing advanced coursework as they prepare for college.
With our study skills program in Forest Park/Oak Park, your child gets the individual help he or she needs at the personal pace that works best. Depending on needs and study goals, our program covers the following skill sets:
- Study strategies to become an independent and effective student.
- School time management tips and organizational habits to better manage time and responsibilities.
- Active reading strategies, including reading comprehension strategies, to read better in every class.
- Active listening strategies and presentation skills to communicate clearly.
- Effective note taking strategies and how to use study tools, such as flash cards and color coding, to study efficiently and improve test scores.
- Test taking strategies to take tests and quizzes with confidence, tackle different types of tests and manage testing anxiety.
- How to research effectively, such as learning how to research a topic, evaluate sources and write a bibliography.
- How to write effectively, such as mastering all the steps of the writing process.
- How to be safe online, such as learning how to locate, evaluate and share digital information responsibly and other tips on how to be safe on the internet.
- How to navigate college admissions requirements, including a college admission essay.
- Job interview preparation, including job interview tips and how to write an effective resume and cover letter.