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Stop Summer Learning Loss with Summer Programs

Summer learning loss is a well-documented phenomenon with students losing between one and two months’ worth of academic knowledge each summer. Because summer learning loss is cumulative over time, it leads to increased dropout rates among those students who have fallen behind. With only 90 days of summer, every day a student is not participating in summer learning is a loss by every measure. Fortunately, Omega Learning® Center is offering several summer programs that can help your child retain academic knowledge in a fun and engaging way!

  • S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp.  Omega’s S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Summer Camp gives students the confidence and the tools to inspire creative-thinking and problem-solving skills. Students are grouped into like-minded grade clusters to tailor activities, instruction, and curriculum content, which creates an engaging and fun summer learning experience. Students will develop new skills, expand creative-thinking, foster team-building, and meet new  friends.

 

  • Summer Tutoring. If your student didn’t get the best grades this year, let an Omega certified teacher help them bridge the academic gap this summer with our engaging K-12 tutoring programs. Our highly qualified tutors fill academic skill gaps, teach validated study skills, and build vital critical-thinking skills. Omega’s instruction is customized based on your family’s individual program goals.

 

  • Summer School. Does your student need class credit or credit recovery? Enroll in Omega’s Accredited Summer School and benefit from our certified teachers and low student:teacher ratio. Omega offers flexible scheduling and individualized instruction.

 

  • Summer Enrichment. Preview fall curriculum and get a jump start on the upcoming school year at Omega Learning® Center this summer. Your student will develop and improve the core fundamentals of reading, writing, or math and help retain and strengthen what they learned during the school year.

 

  • SAT/ACT* Boot Camps. Does your student needs to increase their SAT/ACT score or do they need practice before taking the test? Omega offers customized Test Prep programs during the summer that are designed to target and improve your student’s scores in math, reading, writing, and vocabulary. Omega’s certified teacher provide strategic remediation, mock testing, and guided instruction.

 

Whether your students needs tutoring, enrichment, test prep, or summer school, Omega Learning® Center has the solution for you and your student. Call an Omega Learning® Center near you to find out more about our summer programs. Program availability may vary.

*SAT is a registered trademark of College Board, which were not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this program. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc.

S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps

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Educators across the world are thinking S.T.E.A.M…. with the “Arts” playing a critical role.  Traditionally, S.T.E.M. has represented the academic areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Recent studies have led educators nationwide to the conclusion that it is crucial to provide our students with an interdisciplinary education that brings the arts and sciences together, especially at an early age. Hence, the term S.T.E.A.M. has become the latest educational focus. The concept of S.T.E.A.M. (and not just S.T.E.M.) is becoming a household name as more parents and educators are learning the importance of nurturing both sides of the brain and creating the critical-thinking skills our youth will need in their economy.

Problem-solving seems to have a new definition as students are encouraged to look at a problem through different perspectives to find a solution through varying means. Parents have expressed agreement that our students must understand the growing “creative and innovative” economy represents America’s future.

As S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps are being offered by early adopters means there is an increased demand for the Arts in education, and Omega Learning® Center is leading its competitors in this educational surge. It is clear our students are challenged by technology. For American students to stay competitive in a global environment, S.T.E.A.M.-based skills will need to be strengthened. More teachers are focusing project-based learning and that’s where S.T.E.A.M. camps are a great place to start.

Numerous types of S.T.E.A.M. summer camps represent a new approach to learning curriculum. “K-12 education is being reinvented through the integration of sciences and arts, creating a stronger, more intuitive foundation for our students,” says Kimberly Smith, Co-Founder and CEO of Omega Learning® Center. With tutoring centers across the U.S., Omega Learning® Center partners with up to 15 public and private schools per franchise territory and sees the challenges our schools, teachers, students and communities are experiencing.

“Today, students need to think more creatively, express themselves with confidence, and understand the real world application of the math and reading concepts they are learning in school,”  Kimberly Smith continues.

Omega Learning® Center is launching S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camps in 2017 to help students jump start their education for the school year. Omega’s summer S.T.E.A.M. Camps will provide fun, hands-on learning activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Students will develop new skills, expand creative thinking, foster team building, and meet new friends. In Omega’s AdvancED® accredited learning environment, summer camp students benefit from small-group instruction led by certified teachers.

Depending on the student’s grade in school, activities may include Math Games, Hands-On Science Activities, Art Projects, Speech/Presentation, Creative Problem Solving as well as learning about Robotics and Computer Technology.  Omega campers are placed into grade clusters to better tailor activities, instruction and curriculum content for a more engaging and fun experience!  Upon completion, each student will be presented a certificate of Omega Learning® Center’s S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp, which builds confidence for a lifetime of success.

To stay competitive our students need a S.T.E.A.M.-based education by exploring concepts like “divergent thinking skills” and “intuitive instructional plans.” Both terms represent more creativity from both teacher and student. Environments that promote S.T.E.A.M.-based learning include tutoring centers, small-group classrooms, hybrid schools, and academic camps.  It is believed that our global competitive edge will be our ability to solve real world problems and emerge from the proficiency our students develop in S.T.E.A.M.-based skills.

Omega Learning® Center believes this way of teaching and learning is an inherent part of the company’s mission statement, “to provide customized instruction that achieves each family’s educational goals.” Leading this educational trend since 2005, Omega Learning® Center has supported enrichment-based curriculum by implementing intuitive, multi-sensory instructional materials in the small classroom.

“A child’s experience is limited, yet their abilities are boundless,” says Kimberly Smith. “At Omega Learning® Center, students thrive when they are given the tools and encouragement to think creatively. When you combine that with our tutors who provide the flexibility to creative an intuitive instructional path, the possibilities are limitless.”

“A modern education is rigorous, but takes the student into context in development. A student may simultaneously, as opposed to solely, be a scholar, athlete, artist, and public speaker,” Kimberly Smith adds.  “In addition to seeing a trend towards project-based learning in public schools, the problems themselves are beginning to revolve around the context of S.T.E.A.M. to provide a broader, more meaningful learning experience.”

Omega Learning® Center is AdvancED accredited nationwide and provides tutoring and test preparation services for grades K-12. To find a learning center near you, visit OmegaLearning.com.

Summer Programs K-12

Summer ProgramsWhether your child has a less-than-perfect report card or wants to get an early head start this school year, Omega Learning® Center has the academic advantage for your child. Omega Learning® Center offers Summer Programs K-12 that will not only fill in academic skill gaps but will also build vital critical-thinking skills needed to apply their knowledge to more advanced academic concepts. Omega Learning® Center includes:

  • Summer Enrichment
  • Summer Remediation
  • Summer School
  • Summer Credit Recovery
  • Summer Class Credit
  • Summer Learning Fun!

One of Omega’s academic advantage is that our students benefit from our individualized instruction led by our certified teachers. We understand that learning is not a one-size-fits-all and that each student is unique. At Omega Learning® Center, our students receive customized instruction in our 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Our tutors are certified, motivated teachers who care about your student’s learning. Our tutors use auditory, visual, and tactile instructional materials to help your child learn most effectively, giving them the confidence and skills not just for the summer but for a lifetime of academic success.

Get to know Omega’s Summer Programs:

reading_icon_1733690702 Summer Reading

Omega’s enrichment-based OutpAce® curriculum will help your student develop and improve the fundamentals of reading and writing including sight words, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, language arts, and writing skills.

math_icon_1733623481 Summer Math

Omega’s enrichment-based OutpAce curriculum will  help your student develop and improve the fundamental math concepts including basic calculation skills, math facts fluency, word problems, and math reasoning.

writing_icon_879562193 Summer SAT/ACT Test Prep

Summer is the best time to start preparing for the SAT/ACT in the fall. Omega’s customized test prep programs are designed to target and improve your student’s test scores in math, reading, writing, and vocabulary through strategic remediation, mock testing, guided instruction, and increased critical-thinking skills.

 

Give your student an academic advantage this year at Omega Learning® Center. Find a center near you. http://OmegaLearning.com

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5 Ways to Raise a Summer Reader

Summer ReadingEveryone knows summer reading is vital to keeping kids on track and preventing the dreaded “summer slump.” It’s been proven that kids who read over the summer are less likely to fall behind. Here are 5 tips to help keep our kids reading all summer long — and have fun while they’re doing it.

1. Library-Palooza
Make plans to check out multiple libraries in your town. Your children may enjoy the varied selections, different children’s sections, and programming hosted at different branches. Often, local libraries host events throughout the summer. Check to see what the libraries near you have to offer.

2. Change the Location
A change in surroundings may increase interest for more hesitant readers. Spread out a picnic blanket and read in the backyard. Set up the camping tent or create a blanket fort in the kitchen and designate it as a reading spot. Reading is wonderful as it allows the participants to be flexible. Don’t be afraid to mix it up and make your surroundings fun and inviting.

3. Read a Variety of Books
Expose your children to a variety of books this summer. Introduce them to new genres. Explore new sections of the library together. Consider options like comic books, how-to books, cookbooks, or non-fiction books. Your child may discover they love reading to learn new information or skills.

4. Set an Example
Setting aside time each day for family reading lets our children know that we value and enjoy reading. Let your children know that you choose to read — because you love it! While you are busy encouraging your child to make time to read, make plans to dive into that novel your favorite movie is based on or stock up on some classics at the library.

5. Summer Reading Enrichment Program
Your student can discover the love of reading this summer with Omega Learning® Center’s enrichment-based OutpAce® curriculum. Our certified teachers help your student develop and improve the fundamentals of reading including sight words, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, language arts, and writing skills.

Omega Learning® Center offers Tutoring K-12 with certified teachers for every subject in school. Find a center near you. http://OmegaLearning.com

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Source: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/blogs/scholastic-parents-learning-toolkit/5-ways-to-increase-summer-reading

SAT/ACT Summer Programs

May 23 Monday Blog PostSummer is a great opportunity for high schoolers to get a head start on their college career. One of the most important academic factors is getting ready for the SAT/ACT* test in the fall.  The new SAT* has made its biggest changes in 30 years and Omega Learning® Center knows what has been changed and how to prepare your student for the new SAT*. If your high school student is thinking about preparing for the SAT/ACT*, here are three reasons why your student might want to attend an SAT/ACT* camp in the summer.

1. Boosting low scores. For students who have already tried self-studying, but found it too difficult ended up performing poorly on the SAT/ACT* test. At Omega Learning® Center, your student will receive a full-length evaluation test that measures areas they need to improve on in a proctored environment. After evaluating the results, Omega’s certified tutor will build a custom SAT/ACT* test prep program for your student to target and improve their test scores in math, reading, writing, and vocabulary. For students who have already tried self-studying, but found it too difficult ended up performing poorly on the SAT/ACT* test.

2. Getting the score for Dream College. For students who have taken the SAT/ACT* before and have made moderate or above average score, realized that it wasn’t enough for their top choice school. If your student needs the extra points to score into their dream college, then Omega Learning® can help using our OutpAce® SAT* Test Prep Book and highly effective ACT* Test Prep curriculum. Omega’s certified tutors will target test sections and fill academic skill gaps through through strategic remediation, guided instruction, and increased critical-thinking skills.

3. Preparing the SAT/ACT* right the first round. Most students haven’t taken the SAT/ACT* before, but they want to get it right the first time. Omega Learning® Center can help them study most efficiently by administrating Omega’s learning style assessment and Omega’s evaluation test that accurately measures their performance before taking the real test. If your student wants a perfect score on the first try, then Omega Learning® Center can help. At Omega Learning® Center, your student will receive multi-sensory individualized instruction and daily tutor updates in Omega’s AdvancED® accredited learning environment.

For more information about Omega Learning® Center’s SAT/ACT* Test Prep Program, you can find a center near you. http://OmegaLearning.com

Omega Learning® Center offers Tutoring K-12 with certified teachers for every subject in school.

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*SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board and ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which were not involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this service. 

How to Handle a Bad Report Card

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At the end of the year, students bring home their report card reflecting where they stand academically at school. However, some students come home with not-so-perfect grades. This can be concerning for a parent who doesn’t know what went wrong. Although it might seem like a big red catastrophic flag for parents, there are ways to handle a bad report card and what steps you can take moving forward with your child.

If your child brings home a less-than-perfect report card:

  •  Don’t lose your cool.
  • Accentuate the positive.
  • Find out if the schoolwork is too difficult.
  • Review your child’s study habits.
  • Create a plan to maximize future success.
  • Contact the teacher.

When talking with your child about problem areas, don’t yell or blame them for the grade. Focus on discussing the class itself.

First, ask them if the work was too difficult or the class went too fast. If they were bored or “hated it,” find out if they thought the class was too easy and ask them to explain their dislikes and try to address them. For example, if math is “useless” and “dull,” find ways to show them how math is used in subjects they love, from space exploration to shopping.

Second, ask about homework. Were they getting enough time to complete it or were their extracurricular activities taking up too much after-school time? Were they distracted from completing work at home? If your child doesn’t have a special homework area, spend time with them brainstorming and creating a new study space for back to school.

Consider help if your child:

  • consistently avoids reading activities or complains that reading is too difficult
  • if you have an older child who was diagnosed with a learning problem (these difficulties tend to run in families; the earlier problems are diagnosed, the quicker you can find the help your child deserves)
  • does well in small groups but feels lost in larger ones
  • if your instincts tell you that they’re having a harder time than their classmates
  • chronically disorganized, forgets homework sheets, misses quiz or test dates
  • can’t manage homework time well
  • fails to take responsibility for doing homework
  • does well in some subjects but poorly in others
  • never reads for pleasure

Most of the time, a bad report card is a sign that a child has skill gaps that have gone undetected, which results to failing grades. Omega Learning® Center can help your child fill in those skill gaps with Omega’s comprehensive solution through our nationally academic assessment and customized tutoring programs. Our assessment identifies and measures skill gaps in specific academic areas. By administrating the assessment and determining your child’s primary learning style, Omega Learning® Center can help your child with proven academic results.

Omega Learning® also provides summer tutoring and enrichment camps to help your child catch up to speed and preview fall curriculum.  Omega’s certified teachers will help your student build the vital critical-thinking skills needed to start the new school year prepared and confident.

Omega Learning® Center offers Tutoring K-12 with certified teachers for every subject in school. Find a center near you! http://OmegaLearning.com

 Tutoring K12 Certified Teachers

Summer Learning Enrichment Camps

Hispanic boy readingWhy does summertime learning matter so much? Because when students lack access to high-quality summer learning and enrichment opportunities, they risk falling prey to summer learning loss — a loss in academic skills and knowledge during summer vacation. Because summer learning loss is cumulative over time, it leads to increased dropout rates among those students who have fallen behind.

Research shows that students who take part in high-quality summer learning programs that combine academics, enrichment and multi-sensory instruction benefit from substantial improvements in their academic achievement, vocabulary and reading skills, social skills, work habits and attitudes, and readiness to learn. Omega Learning® Center provides summer learning enrichment camps designed to help students fill academic skills gaps and build vital critical-thinking skills needed to apply their knowledge to more advanced academic concepts. student1

Get to know our Summer Enrichment Camps:

reading_icon_1733690702 Summer Reading Enrichment

Discover the love of reading this summer with Omega’s certified teachers! Omega’s enrichment-based OutpAce® curriculum help students develop and improve the fundamentals in reading including sight words, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, language arts, and writing skills.

math_icon_1733623481 Summer Math Enrichment

Math can be fun! Omega’s certified teachers help students develop and improve fundamental math concepts including basic calculation skills, math facts fluency, word problems, and math reasoning and apply their knowledge to more advance math concepts.

writing_icon_879562193 Summer Writing Enrichment

Give your child the confidence to write this summer! Omega’s certified teachers help students develop and improve the fundamentals of writing including structural and creative writing skills, research, writing fluency, grammar, punctuation, editing, revising, and handwriting.

studyskill_icon_1407481934 Summer SAT*/ACT* Enrichment

Increase your SAT/ACT* scores with Omega’s SAT* Test Prep program!  Our highly effective academic camps are designed to target and improve your student’s SAT*/ACT* scores in math, reading, writing, and vocabulary through strategic remediation, mock testing, guided instruction, and increased critical-thinking skills.

Enroll your student in one of Omega’s exciting summer enrichment programs grades K-12. Find a center near you! http://OmegaLearning.com

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Summer Camps and Tutoring

Summer Camps and Summer Tutoring Programs K-12 Certified TeachersExperts say students can lose 30% of their academic knowledge over the summer. Stay sharp this summer with one of Omega’s engaging summer programs. Omega’s summer programs are designed to help students catch up or jump ahead before their next school year and include a variety of academic and enrichment camps.

Get to know our Summer Enrichment Camps:

reading_icon_1733690702 Summer Reading Enrichment

Help your student discover the love of reading this summer with Omega Learning® Center’s enrichment-based OutpAce® curriculum. Omega’s certified teachers help students develop and improve the fundamentals in reading. Our highly-effective summer program includes sight words, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, language arts, and writing skills.

math_icon_1733623481 Summer Math Enrichment

Math can be fun! Omega’s certified teachers help students develop and improve fundamental math concepts including basic calculation skills, math facts fluency, word problems, and math reasoning. Through Omega’s enrichment-based OutpAce® curriculum, students build vital critical-thinking skills needed to apply their knowledge to more advanced, multi-step math concepts.

writing_icon_879562193 Summer Writing Enrichment

Let a certified teacher help your student develop and improve the fundamentals of writing this summer at Omega Learning® Center. Students benefit from customized programs, multi-sensory instruction and Omega’s enrichment-based curriculum, OutpAce®. Our highly-effective summer writing program includes structural and creative writing skills, research, writing fluency, grammar, punctuation, editing, revising, and handwriting.

studyskill_icon_1407481934 Summer SAT*/ACT* Enrichment

Increase SAT/ACT* scores with Omega’s SAT* Test Prep program!  Our highly effective academic camps are designed to target and improve your student’s SAT*/ACT* scores in math, reading, writing, and vocabulary through strategic remediation, mock testing, guided instruction, and increased critical-thinking skills. Benefit from Omega’s OutpAce® SAT* Test Prep Book and highly effective ACT* Test Prep curriculum.

 

Whether you want your student to catch up or jump ahead this summer,  Omega’s certified teachers will help your student build the vital critical-thinking skills needed to apply their knowledge to more advanced academic concepts and start the new school year prepared and confident.

Enroll your student in one of Omega’s exciting summer programs for students in grades K-12. Find a center near you! http://OmegaLearning.com

Tutoring K12 Certified Teachers

*SAT is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this service. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc