Executive Function Skills in Children: Why They Matter and How to Improve Them

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Executive Function Skills in Children: Why They Matter and How to Improve Them

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Have you noticed that your learner seems particularly disorganized? … rarely plans ahead and has a hard time staying on track? … has trouble getting started with (and completing) tasks or assignments … struggles with managing impulses or emotions … has difficulty recalling what was covered in class … often misplaces or loses assignments or schoolwork? Defining Executive Functioning If...[ read more ]

Helping Your Learner Retain What They’ve Learned

young girl struggles to retain what she's learned, while looking through a school book

Does your learner struggle with retaining information? Do you find that they initially grasp the concepts and complete the homework, but then can’t recall or apply that information for a test or later in the school year? Does your student often get frustrated or anxious when unable to remember what they’ve already “learned”? If so, you aren’t alone. We hear...[ read more ]

Is Kindergarten Too Early to Start Tutoring?

A 5-year-old girl who worked with a Fit Learning tutor to improve her academics. Our kindergarten tutors help young learners at our Creve Coeur tutoring office improve their writing, reading, basic math and overall core learning skills.

You’ve heard about parents getting tutoring to help young children through school. But how young is too young? Is kindergarten too early to start tutoring? It’s a great question, and the short answer is “no.” In fact, kindergarten tutoring helps establish a firm foundation for later grades. The benefit of kindergarten tutoring isn't only in academics. Rather, providing that extra...[ read more ]

Learning Myth: We Should Teach to a Child’s Strengths

Here, Fit Learning St. Louis lab director Janice Smith talks through Dr. Kimberly Berens's new book Blind Spots: Why Students Fail and The Science That Can Save Them. In her book, Dr. Berens covers the myths about learning. Myth #2 is that we should teach to a child's strengths. What does the science say? FALSE. Education's goal is not just...[ read more ]

Is it Time to Consider Homeschooling?

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As a parent, you may contemplate homeschooling your child and immediately feel overwhelmed and exhausted. You want your child to be successful, but you're not sure if choosing to homeschool your child will be a good fit for your family. Currently, there are many scenarios where homeschooling makes the most sense, even if it seems challenging. Some of the situations...[ read more ]

Is Fit Learning the Right Choice for Your Child with Dyslexia?

school blocks spell out the words "progress" and "problem," representing how tutoring at Fit Learning can help dyslexic students master core skills and succeed in school

Orton-Gillingham. If you are the parent of a dyslexic learner, you are probably very familiar with this name. I'm sure you've heard: "It HAS to be Orton-Gillingham!" "But is it Orton-Gillingham?" "Orton-Gillingham is the only way!" And it may be overwhelming. What does Orton-Gillingham even mean? The Orton-Gillingham approach was developed in the 1930s, designed specifically for students with dyslexia....[ read more ]



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