Common Elementary School Struggles & How To Help

Elementary School Struggles & How To Help Students

There are many reasons why a student in elementary school might be struggling in the classroom. Discover some common reasons why and how to help students.

Common Ways Students Struggle in Elementary School

1. Paying Attention

If a student struggles with paying attention in class, they might be missing out on valuable information. This might lead to missing assignments, struggling to understand concepts, or engaging in disruptive behavior.

2. Understanding Concepts

Elementary school is the foundation of children’s education. Students are exposed to a lot of new concepts and subjects. This can be exciting, but also challenging. It’s important for both teachers and parents to be aware of areas a student is struggling in so they can help as soon as possible.

3. Misbehaving in Class

Behavior issues can be indicative of a number of underlying issues. It’s important for both teachers and parents to be aware of and work to address behavioral issues.

How To Help Students in Elementary School

1. Paying Attention

Talk to your student’s teacher to get information about how and when they aren’t paying attention. Is it a constant problem at all times of the day, or does it only happen before lunch breaks? If it’s a persistent problem or one that results in disruptive behavior, it might be worth visiting a specialist like an educational therapist or pediatrician.

If a student struggles to turn in assignments, consider a homework chart or planner where both the teacher and parents can track what is due. Help the student create good organizational habits by using folders to carry homework assignments.

2. Understanding Concepts

Proactive communication between parents and teachers is paramount to helping students stay on track. Understand which subject area your student struggles in. Do they consistently struggle with that one subject or are there specific concepts they don’t grasp? From there, you can book a tutor.

Tutoring can be helpful for young students who need to understand basic and foundational concepts like addition, subtraction, or reading comprehension. Tutoring can also help elementary school students learn important academic skills like time management and organization.

3. Misbehaving in Class

Consider meeting with a specialist like a pediatrician, counselor, or educational therapist to address behavioral problems. It still might be worthwhile to book tutoring sessions to help your student, especially if they are struggling to grasp concepts.

A one-on-one tutoring session might help a student who otherwise acts out in a larger classroom setting. Your student will receive individualized attention without distractions so they can focus and really understand the material. Tutors will go at a pace that is optimal for your student, and can teach concepts in different ways that might be easier to understand.

Hodis Learning & Music Can Help

At Hodis Learning & Music, we have tutors who are familiar with the elementary school curriculum. Our tutors know how to engage with and encourage young students so they are more confident in the classroom. Call today or contact us here to schedule your first session!