Sylvan Learning of Mishawaka's Owner Gives Advice on Preventing the Summer Slide on WNDU

by Sylvan Learning | Jul 14, 2017

July 13th is National Summer Learning Day, a day to encourage families to continue educational support during summer break in order to prevent summer learning loss. According to the National Summer Learning Association, kids can lose two to three months of reading skills and two months of math skills over summer. 

Kent Kolbow of Sylvan Learning of Mishawaka believes summer is a vital time for children to continue their academic endeavors.

“It's probably the most important time,” said Kent. “I kind of relate it to sports with my students. During the off season, that's when you make the improvement. It's the same thing with academics."

Kent says summer is the perfect time for learning, especially for kids trying to catch up and students prepping for the fall ACT or SAT. To prevent the summer slide, he recommends the following amount of academic instruction per week:

-2 to 4 hours a week for kids in elementary school 
-3 to 5 hours a week for middle school kids 
-2 to 4 hours a week for high school kids.

Read the full WNDU article here.