When students are struggling academically, sometimes it's not related to academic subjects, but rather it's about how they approach their school work and the study methods they're using(or not using).
It is taken for granted that students already know how to learn, self-manage and manipulate information, even though this is not usually taught at school. And sometimes students do not learn these skills naturally, like schools think they do.
and even smart students need to
learn how to learn!
These crucial skills for success are called
At Brightside Learning, we specialize in building these skills for success & focus on helping students who:
Are affected by ADHD and learning disabilities
Leave their work until the last minute
Often text friends to find out the homework or to send pics of the workbook pages to do
Say they're studying but the test results are not where they should be
Have difficulty understanding the text, reading between the lines and relating it to the larger context
Have difficulty with writing & structuring essays
Don't often use their agenda & try to keep track of work in their heads
Have a hard time finding their materials or is an "organized mess"
Have difficulty getting started, staying on task and staying motivated
Often lose marks because they don't read and/or follow the directions
Struggle to break large assignments into smaller, more manageable parts
Are struggling with self-esteem or who are feeling bad about school