The Tutoring Center, Ocoee FL

BLOG

Math help in Ocoee, FL.

09/27/2017
It can be easy for a parent to assume that their child will automatically learn all of the words they need to make their way through life, at school. After all, what is school for, right?!

While each of these parents is correct that the majority of the words in their lexicon will have been learned through a traditional learning path, it is important to remember that this simply puts them on par with their peers who will also absorb a similar lexicon.

Improve Your Child's Vocabulary to Help Them Stand Out

With extensive experience providing students of all learning levels the help they need to reach their learning potential, The Tutoring Center, Ocoee FL knows just how important it is for all students to stand out and has the following post to share with information about just how important expanding your child’s vocabulary is, and a few ways you can do this at home.


More Than Just Speaking

Of course, the words a student uses during verbal communication are important to project the correct image of themselves. However, through speaking, the recipient of your child’s words has a number items they can use to help them understand your child’s meaning, such as the tone of voice, the volume of the voice, whether any emphasis is put on any words, along with visual indicators such as hand gestures or facial and eye expressions.

When communicating in writing, things can often become a little more complicated due to the limitations of the medium. A student with a limited vocabulary, for example, can often find themselves struggling to accurately and thoroughly express their opinions and thoughts in writing, leading to a range of misunderstandings.

For this reason, a strong vocabulary is a powerful tool which can help your child not only present themselves as they would like to when communicating via writing but can also be used to help them stand out when preparing and submitting assignments and, perhaps even more importantly, college entrance essays and examinations.

If you notice that your child relies on a seemingly fixed set of words then tutoring in Ocoee FL can help them to expand their lexicon and improve the quality of their assignments and, in turn, their grades. Speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Ocoee FL today by calling (407) 614-5980 to learn more about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring in Ocoee, FL, and how targeted one-to-one tutoring sessions can help your child reach their learning potential and achieve the grades you know they are capable of.

How Parents Can Help

Now that you have a greater understanding of just how important it is for your child to expand their vocabulary, you are likely wondering how you can help. Along with ensuring that your child attends each of their school lessons and boots their learning with one-to-one tutoring in Ocoee, FL, there is a range of ways you can help your child improve their vocabulary. Here are two.


Synonym Cards

Children love a hands-on lesson, and this works well for this game. 

- Make an even number of cards and then create pairs of blank cards with word pairs such as:
  • Tidy - Clean
  • Large - Big
  • Sad - Unhappy
  • Middle - Center
      * Of course, you can feel free to create whichever word cards you like
  • Lay these cards on a table and encourage your student to match each of the synonyms they can identify.
  • Once they have finished matching the words they can, help them to pair the rest of the words together.

    Not only is this a great way for your child to boost their vocabulary, but it is also an excellent activity to identify any learning challenges which your child may be experiencing.

    As your child learns new words, be sure to create new cards with more difficult matches.

What's the ____ I'm Looking For?

If your child loves to read then they are going to love this activity!
  • As their learning improves, increase the complexity of the stories you create.
  • With a blank sheet of paper or a notebook, create a short story of your own choosing with around three or four paragraphs. Once you have finished, use a highlighter to select a few words.
  • If possible, try to use some of the words which you have been using with the match-game mentioned above.
  • Alongside your child, help them to rewrite the story by replacing the noted words with either a synonym they can think of or by using a thesaurus to help them along.
This can be a great activity for children because it can be tailored to their specific interests. For example, if your student enjoys race car driving then you can use this as the theme for your stories.

Tutoring in Ocoee, FL Works

While all parents want their child to succeed and reach their learning potential, the challenge is often identifying where their child needs help and what type of help they can provide without returning to college themselves.

If the ideas in this article seem basic, it’s because they are. However, this doesn’t mean they can’t be effective. Simple activities like this are great ways for every parent to give their child’s learning a boost.

If throughout these activities or your regular observation, you notice that your child is struggling in a particular area or is finding it hard to use new words to express themselves, tutoring in Ocoee, FL can help. Speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center, Ocoee, FL by calling (407) 614-5980 and book your free initial diagnostic consultation.

During your first visit, a learning professional will be on hand to answer any question you have about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring in Ocoee, FL, and how it can help your child.


FREE CONSULTATION

Schedule your Free Diagnostic Assessment Today!
SCHEDULE ASSESSMENT!
Learn more about 
THE TUTORING CENTER
on the national website: