Excessive sweating, irritability and headaches - those are a few symptoms of test anxiety, which in extreme cases can lead to panic attacks. This common condition has many sources and it directly affects the academic achievement of your child. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do you to help.
If your child is currently struggling with tests, we have a few tips to assist him/her to overcome this problem.
Prepare for the Test!
Sometimes, lack of preparation plays an important role in test anxiety. Help your child prepare two weeks before the exam. Establish a study routine, and create a study environment away from any distractions. Your main goal should be to avoid cramming everything the night before the test.
Test Taking Skills
No matter how well prepared your child is, if their test taking skills are poor, their performance won’t be good. That’s why it’s important to teach your child to read the questions slowly. Deep breathing and other relaxation techniques can be helpful too.
An important part of your child’s development is eating healthy. A few things you should include in a balanced diet are: whole wheat grains, green leafy vegetables, eggs, milk, fish and milk. Avoid foods that contain additives, sugar or too much salt. Don’t forget about these healthy breakfast ideas
before a test.
Keep in mind that test taking strategies are very important for success at school. At The Tutoring Center of Ocoee, we provide your children with the tools to become efficient students. Undoubtedly, an ability that will help them in the future.
If you are currently looking for tutors in Ocoee, make sure to contact us. For more information about our programs, please call (407) 614-5980.