Poor School Performance

What is poor school performance?

It is more and more frequent to find families who are confused by their children’s low results, children and teenagers who, for one reason or another, are not advancing as would be expected. Generally, this poor school performance appears when the academic years and programmes become more demanding.

When faced with this situation, parents turn to different professionals to search for causes to explain poor school performance, and dedicate a great deal of time to working on homework with their children, even with extra tutors, and in spite of this, the child repeatedly obtains low results in every evaluation. This leads to discouragement, and in many cases, desperation.

For this reason it is advisable to analyse the situation more comprehensively, as poor school performance affects different areas: academic, social and emotional. There can be many causes:

  • School activities which do not suit the pupil’s literacy skills.
  • Low motivation: motivation which has decreased when they see that results do not reflect the effort and time they have dedicated.
  • Children who need more time to assimilate the information.
  • Learning difficulties: ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia.
  • Developmental delay.
  • Unreasonable level of demand for the child’s learning style.
  • Work techniques which have not been acquired.
  • Low self-esteem: they compare themselves constantly to their classmates, they don’t feel competent, and prefer not to try in order to avoid failure.
  • Difficulty with Maths
  • Difficulty with reading and written expression: they find it difficult to distinguish main ideas from secondary ones and to organise their ideas, they are less fluent, they have a limited vocabulary…

How Areteia helps your child

Areteia School works on each child’s specific needs in reduced group sizes, using a methodology which enables them to obtain their best results, respecting the learning style and individuality of each pupil. Through rigorous and committed tutorial work, in permanent contact with families; psycho-pedagogical work by the Psychopedagogy Department of professionals who specialise in learning difficulties; and a team of experienced teachers who attend to the pupils academic and personal needs, it is possible to combat poor school performance.

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