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Summer Brain Boost program

The topic of summer learning loss is far from new. As early as the 1960s, education experts have been studying the learning losses that occur over the summer break. Their findings were maybe not that surprising: the extended break from school and learning leads to a dramatic decrease in learning motivation and in subject comprehension. Math skills take the hardest hit, with many students returning to school in the fall significantly behind where they were in spring.

But it’s not all bad news. The research also shows that preventing summer learning losses is as simple as maintaining academic learning during the summer. In fact, the data shows that students who kept learning in the summer didn’t just maintain their academic standing, they were also able to make impressive academic gains.

Oxford Learning in Guelph is introducing a Summer Brain Boost program to ensure your child starts the next school year off on the right foot. Each session runs for 2.5 hours, and during this block of time, students will work in small groups with a teacher on their individualized program. The more sessions students are signed up for, the more subjects we can cover! We will also spend a half-hour in each session outside or doing some sort of physical activity (Grades 1 - 8.) High School programs run for 2 hours, with a short snack break. This program is designed to bridge the skill gaps that are missing because of an inconsistent school year.

Each class will help students catch up and get ahead in a subject of your choosing.

For elementary students:

  • Literacy (reading and writing)
  • Elementary Math Review
  • French Literacy
  • Get Ready for Grade 9 Math
  • Summer School Support (Gr. 6 - 8)
  • Study Skills

For high school students:

  • Grade 9 and 10 Math Prep
  • Quadratics, Trigonometry, Functions, Data Management, Calculus
  • Literacy (Reading and Writing)
  • Essay Prep and Good Writing Habits
  • Study Skills and Organization
  • Summer School Support

For more information, please contact us through social media, or email guelph@oxfordlearning.com.


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