Summer learning loss is real! How to stop the summer slide BEFORE it starts?

Summer school, Delaware, Back to BasicsIf you’re a parent, you know that summer is just around the corner. In order to combat the dreaded “summer slide,” summer planning starts now!

According to, Dr. Rebecca Palacios at the Huffington Post“It is estimated that every summer, children in low-income families lose approximately two to three months of reading skills… Over time, these summer learning losses add up and the academic achievement gap widens. Educators know that children being able to read at grade level by third grade is critically important. Summer learning is essential to keep children on track not only for that milestone, but also for others—including high school graduation and college enrollment.”

But, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics in Wilmington, Delaware can help!

Back to Basics is approved by the State Department of Education to offer credit recovery, summer school, and original credit, And, Back to Basics offers flexible scheduling 7 days a week, and works around vacations,  jobs and summer camps. Plus, students receive 1-on-1 instruction, in over 60 subjects in your home, daycare, day camp, or our Centers.

Summer School (K – 8th) Build skills and confidence by completing summer school requirements in a 1-on-1 environment geared to each student’s specific needs.

Credit Recovery (9th – 12th) Has your student failed a course and your previously-scheduled vacation now conflicts with summer school?  Have your student take the course 1-on-1 to get on track for next year.

Original Credit (9th – 12th) Your student can take a course 1-on-1 over the summer to get ahead for next year, lighten course load, enhance transcripts, or catch up on previously skipped credits.

Summer Reading and Math Programs These sessions provide students with the knowledge and confidence to complete any required assignments. Our experienced instructors will work 1-on-1 with your student to read, comprehend, retain and apply summer reading material. Likewise, math students will review and learn concepts and create fun ways to remember them. Students enjoy these interactive sessions.

1-on-1 SAT and ACT Prep Help your student put his best foot forward!

  • Completely customized, 1-on-1 approach focuses on those specific areas needed by each student.
  • Strengthen knowledge, reduce anxiety, and build confidence.
  • Learn strategies specific to the tests and timing techniques. Take and review practice tests. Instruction includes prep book.

Psycho-educational Testing Did your child struggle last year? Summer is the perfect time to get more information about learning styles and academic levels. Our doctorate-level psychologists will perform evaluations and provide valuable feedback. Our test battery includes:

  • I.Q., memory, visual-motor capabilities, academic achievement, giftedness, learning disabilities, and ADHD screening

Formal report can be used to document the need for special services provided by schools, to take extended time for SATs, ACTs or High School Entrance Exams, or for a gifted program.

Enrichment Options Summer is also the perfect time for kids (and parents!) to learn something new. Author Ginny Graves of Parents magazine says, “Most parents read to their young kids, which helps encourage imagination, language, and an early love of learning. But not all children remain curious and inquisitive into adolescence. Alarmingly, studies have found that from third grade on, a child’s enjoyment of learning drops continuously — a phenomenon some researchers blame on the increasing focus on grades and report cards as kids get older. Younger children, on the other hand, learn for the sheer joy of it.”

Art Instruction Whether you want to learn the elements of drawing with shading and form, or create new hands-on masterpieces, we can design your program!

Musical Instruments Beginner and experienced players are able to continue their love of music at our center.

  • Bass
  • Brass instruments (trumpet, French horn, baritone horn, trombone, tuba)
  • Guitar (acoustic and electric)
  • Piano
  • Ukulele
  • Violin (beginner)
  • Woodwind instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax.

Tutoring and Educational Support Services Get ahead or seek maintenance instruction to avoid “summer brain drain.” Over 60 subjects are available for all ages and grade levels:

  • Math
  • Reading comprehension and writing
  • Foreign languages
  • Computer and study skills

To learn more about the unique academic advantages of 1-on-1 instruction offered at Back to Basics Learning Dynamics please contact us at 302-594-0754.

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