With May now upon us, high school and college students across the country are preparing for final exams, labs, and essays. There are some tests they’re looking forward to, and some that they are dreading. If a student is struggling with a subject, they may be searching for some last-minute tutoring that can help them cram before the exam date arrives. While this may help them learn a few new facts or recall some information that they learned at the beginning of the semester, it’s a short-term solution at best.
At Learning Rx, our brain training programs are designed to help students prepare for more than their end-of-year tests. Each program is intended to help a student improve a cognitive skill, whether that is processing, working memory, or logic and reasoning. There are seven cognitive skills in all, and as a franchisee, you’ll be in a position to help students of all ages boost their brain power and discover greater learning potential.
A Long-Term Solution
Cram sessions or group tutoring can be good short-term solutions, but they often don’t make a person a better learner. While a student may need to recall facts for a test, they may forget everything once the exam is over. The information never makes it to the correct part of the brain, and as soon as the info is regurgitated, it’s forgotten. This can be a relief to the student, but in truth, they could be doing themselves a disservice. If the test is in a course that’s related to their major, they may need to know those facts next semester, and they’ll have to resort to cramming once again in order to re-learn the information.
Brain training offers more of a long-term solution, since its purpose is to improve cognitive potential. If a student is able to pay better attention in class, or they have less trouble remembering steps and instructions for a lab assignment, then they won’t be as likely to open up the textbook the night before a test or rely on a group study session in order to push as many facts as they can into their brain. Studying is obviously important, but it can be approached with less stress as the test approaches, since the student is confident in their knowledge of the subject matter and their ability to recall information without having to cram it in the night before.
If you’re interested in learning more about our brain training programs, or how you can become one of our educational franchisees, then please contact us today. People from all walks of life with all types of experience have opened LearningRx centers around the country, and we’d love to help you figure out if a center is the right fit for you. It’s very possible that you could be uniquely positioned in your community to open a location and help students find a better way to learn, other than group tutoring or late-night study sessions.