Helping Kids Catch Up Following an Absence

As adults, we know how life’s changes and challenges can cause us to miss work and have to catch up once we’re back in the office. We try to stay connected through email and telecommuting, but it’s just not the same as sitting at your desk or being at your workstation. When it comes to kids missing school, there are many ways for them to make up homework and catch up on assignments, but if they’re absent for an extended period of time, it could be months or years before they’re at the same level of their peers. At LearningRx, our brain training programs are designed to help students of all ages, and as an educational franchisee, you’ll have the opportunity to work with kids who are struggling to catch up on schoolwork after a prolonged absence.

Absent Due to Illness

If a child is absent due to an illness, it could be several weeks before they are back in the classroom. If they miss the introduction of new curriculum, they could feel very lost once they’re back in school and trying to catch up. This can lead to frustration and disappointment, since their friends and classmates are already familiar with the subject matter. After-school tutoring could help, but if they’re struggling with understanding the steps to an assignment, or they’re having trouble paying attention, brain training is likely a better solution.

By working one-on-one with a dedicated brain trainer, the student can strengthen their cognitive skills and become a better learner overall. If they have an illness that causes them to miss class sporadically over the course of the entire year, they can continue to work with their brain trainer on strengthening their attention, memory, and focus. Tutoring can help them learn the subject matter or the facts they need to know for a test or a quiz that they missed, but our programs can equip them for greater challenges both inside and outside of the classroom.

Absent Due to a Family Situation

A child whose parents are divorced or who lives with other relatives at certain times may spend the first half of the year in one location and the second half in another. While the curriculum may be similar in both schools that they attend, there may be gaps or discrepancies that leave a child behind their fellow students. They may also be homeschooled or have a private tutor for part of the year, but when it comes time to be in the classroom, brain training can help them get caught up and on the same learning track as their peers.

Our programs are designed to help students thrive in any classroom environment, so whether the child misses school due to illness, they’re starting at a public school after being homeschooled, or they’re attending a different school for part of the year, they can be successful. If you’re interested in learning more about brain training or our educational franchise opportunities, please contact us right away. We’re always excited to meet new people and learn about their passion for helping students succeed!

Helping New Kids Adjust to a New School

If you were ever a new kid at a new school, then you know how challenging it can be to adjust to your new surroundings. Children who move to a new town before school starts for the year face plenty of obstacles once the semester begins, but what about those who move during the school year? Perhaps mom or dad changed jobs, and the child had to leave their old school behind in the middle of the semester. At LearningRx, our education franchises work with students of all ages and backgrounds, including those who are starting at a new school in March or November, rather than August or January.

Getting Used to New Curriculum

If a child moved from another state, then there’s a fairly good chance that the curriculum in their new school is much different from that of their old institution. This can present a unique challenge for many students, since they may know some of the material, but are completely lost on other subjects. The curriculum may also be taught in a different way than they’re used to, and this can often create frustration and disappointment. They have to play catch-up just to be where the rest of the class is, and they may have a teacher who expects them to participate in group activities with their peers, as well as take any quizzes or tests that are on the schedule. If a child is unsure about a topic, or unfamiliar with a subject, they can feel even further behind than they did on their first day of class.

Restoring Confidence

Perhaps the child was working one-on-one with a tutor at their previous school, and their parents want them to continue with a similar program. The child may have had increasing confidence before they moved, but now that they’re in a new classroom and a new environment, that confidence has waned. Our brain training programs are designed to help students improve cognitive skills such as memory and attention, which can help them both inside and outside the classroom. As they work with their brain trainer, they will hopefully have their confidence restored, which will hopefully lead to better participation in class, as well as better understanding of the curriculum.

Understanding the Child’s Needs

As a brain training franchisee, you’re going to meet students and parents who have lived in your community for years, as well as those who have just moved to town. It’s important to speak with the parents to understand the child’s needs, especially with those who are starting at a new school in the middle of a semester. The period of adjustment can be tough for many students, and you can be a part of helping them adapt. The routine of working with a brain trainer can give them a semblance of stability, and they’ll know that your learning center is a safe and positive place.

If you’re interested in becoming a LearningRx franchisee, or you’d simply like to learn more about our franchise model and how it can be a good choice for you, then please contact us today. We’ve had people from all types of backgrounds with all types of experiences become franchisees, and we’d love nothing more than to show you how and why our brain training programs work.

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Help Students Work With Their Peers

When a student comes to a LearningRx center for brain training, they’re often feeling shy and unconfident due to a lack of progress inside the classroom. That shyness and lack of confidence can be even more apparent when they’re working with their peers on an assignment or project. If they have to meet with others after school to work together on something, the student may feel like they have nothing to contribute due to a lack of understanding of the subject matter. As a brain training franchisee, you can help students find the confidence they need to work with their classmates on any type of project!

Recalling Instructions

One of the cognitive skills that our programs work to improve is memory. When a student is working on a project with classmates, they need to be able to recall the instructions that the teacher gave during class. They may have written them down, but if they having trouble with attention or auditory processing, they may not have been able to take good notes regarding the instructions. Attention and auditory processing are two other cognitive skills that are key to success both inside and outside the classroom, and as a student gets better in these areas, they’ll be able to recall instructions and remember the steps necessary to complete their class project.

Reading Comprehension

Reading can be a challenge for many students, and if they’re having trouble with certain words, or they don’t understand what they’ve read, they may be hesitant to contribute in a group setting. On top of the social pressure to interact while working on a group project, the student may not feel like talking due to an incident in class when they misspelled or misread a word. Through our programs, students can improve their spelling and reading comprehension, which can boost their confidence when working in a small group both inside and outside the classroom.

Leadership Skills

No matter what grade they’re in, there are always those students who emerge as leaders due to certain attributes. They may be naturally outgoing, or they may be particularly well-versed in a certain subject. For those who are less apt to speak up or lead a discussion, brain training can help them feel more confident in group settings. If they’re sitting with their peers and no one is taking the lead on the project, the student may feel like they can take charge and steer the assignment in the right direction. Their grasp of the subject matter or their ability to understand the instructions can help feel more fearless and more prepared.

Small group projects are often a part of a child’s education, and it’s important for them to be able to interact with their peers. If you’re interested in helping students improve their cognitive skills and gain more confidence both inside and outside the classroom, then contact LearningRx today. We love meeting people and discovering their drive for helping students of all ages succeed.

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Helping Students Ask Better Questions

At LearningRx, we want to equip our franchisees with the tools and knowledge they need to help students of all ages succeed inside and outside the classroom. Through our brain training programs, students can improve their cognitive skills such as attention, memory, and logic and reasoning. Our learning centers are designed to provide one-on-one instruction where the same brain trainer works with the same student on a regular basis.

One of the best ways a student can become a better learner is to know how to ask the right questions. If they don’t understand something in an assignment or during a presentation, students may raise their hands and say, “I don’t understand,” instead of asking a question that can provide the teacher with insight on exactly what it is they don’t comprehend. Instead of repeating themselves or getting frustrated, teachers can take a different approach and perhaps explain the problem or topic in a different way.

A Safe Space

A primary goal of every LearningRx location is to provide a safe space where students can learn and grow. We also want it to be a safe space to ask questions about things that students don’t understand. Unlike traditional tutoring that focuses on one subject or preparing for a test, we want students to use more of their brains and develop stronger cognitive skills. As they encounter new problems, students will be able to recall the information they’ve already learned and ask specific questions to find the answers to those new problems. When they feel safe, they’ll feel more inclined to voice those questions to their brain trainer.

Encourage Thinking Outside the Box

If you’ve ever been a teacher, then you may heard some off-the-wall questions during class. While these situations can create valuable teaching opportunities, they can also derail your train of thought or cause the other students to become distracted. However, thinking outside the box can often help students arrive at the answer they need, even if it’s not in the way you intended. By encouraging this type of thinking, you’ll help students come up with questions that you may not have thought of yourself, and they’ll be engaging parts of their brain that help them arrive at the proper conclusion.

Watch How You Ask Questions

As a teacher or trainer, you’re the one setting the example for the students with whom you work. They’ll look to you for guidance, and they’ll possibly mimic how they ask questions on how you do. If you ask more than one question at a time, they may ask more than one at a time. If you ask leading questions that don’t leave room for an answer, other than the one that’s implied, they may do the same, which can lead to discouragement and frustration. By watching how you ask questions and modeling better ways to search for answers, you can provide a positive example for your students.

If you’d like to know more about our brain training programs and educational franchise opportunities, please contact us today. We’re always excited to meet new people and to see if they’re a good fit for our franchise model.

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Getting into The Groove of a New Semester

The holidays are over and students of all ages are getting ready to start a new semester. Some elementary and middle schools are already back in session, and high schools and colleges should be starting classes in the next few weeks. At LearningRx, we’re always excited for a new semester and the opportunities it brings for students to continue learning and improving their skills. Our brain training franchisees across the country are uniquely positioned to help students who want to improve their cognitive skills, whether they’re struggling with a new class or pushing to excel in an advanced course. If you’re interested in learning more about our brain training programs, contact us today!

New Classes and New Challenges

For younger students, such as those in elementary and middle school, the spring semester may not seem too different from the fall session. However, teachers always have new lesson plans, and what the students learned in the fall is often used as a foundation for what is covered during the spring. If a student is having trouble remembering the lessons from October and November, or he or she has fallen behind due to trouble with reading or math, that student can feel like he or she will never catch up. Brain training can provide a unique path to better comprehension, faster memory recall, and a host of other benefits.

For high school and college students, the spring semester often means a completely new batch of classes and courses. They may have taken foundation or general education courses during the fall, but now they’re into the advanced classes that focus on their specific interests or major. The first few weeks of a new class can be overwhelming, and teachers and professors often aren’t shy about assigning homework and projects. For those students who have increased their class load or who are now into their major studies, brain training can provide them with the confidence they need to succeed.

Setting a Good Pace

One of the best things about a LearningRx center is that a student works with the same brain trainer every single time. This one-on-one interaction allows the trainer and the student to set a good pace, which is very important during the beginning of the semester. If a student starts off too slow in January, it can seem like forever until he or she is caught up. If the start is too fast, a student can feel overwhelmed and may want to give up come March. We always want our learning center owners and tutors to build good relationships with students and parents so that everyone is one the same page about where to start, how to progress, and what attainable goals will be for the semester.

If you’re interested in our educational franchise opportunities, or you want to know how our brain training programs were created, please contact us today. We love meeting new people and learning how their backgrounds can be applied to our franchise model. We’ve helped many people launch learning centers in their communities, and we can provide you with the support and information you need to make the best decision for you.

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New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Brain Power

The New Year is only a few days away, and at LearningRx, we’re always excited about what a new year will bring. The end of the year is a time to look back at all you’ve done over the previous 12 months, as well as look forward to all you will do in the next 12 months. If you’re like millions of others around the country, you may be sitting down to write out your New Year’s resolutions. Setting goals is always a good thing, and when it comes to brain training, it’s always important to have benchmarks. If you’re hoping to boost your brain power in 2018, here are a few things you can do!

Staying Active

Many people make the resolution to exercise more and lose weight in the new year, but we all know that a large percentage of people give up on that goal by the time February arrives. However, staying active through regular exercise can also boost your brain health! Aerobic workouts – those that get your heart pumping – at least two to three times a week can increase blood flow to your brain and help improve memory. Many of our brain training franchisees work with high school and college athletes, and they can tell you how important exercise is to better brain health.

Minimize Distractions

We all have a lot going on in our lives, especially at this time of year. The holiday season can be hectic, and if you have kids who are on winter break, you’re likely dealing with a house that’s constantly abuzz with activity. You may try to retreat from it all by spending time on your smartphone or other device, but how are those things distracting you from more important tasks? If you want to focus more on quality time with friends and family in 2018, think about how much time you spend on social media or how you get caught up in a TV show that you’ve never really watched before. Minimizing distractions by putting down the phone or turning off the TV can help you focus on more important things. Your brain will also have less information to deal with!

Getting Organized

If you’re still in school, working towards an advanced degree, or you’re trying to start a new business, then you know how important it is to be organized. If you’re always having to search for something, you’re spending more brain power than you need to. If you were to take 15 to 20 minutes and organize your desk, or an hour to organize your bedroom, your brain will be able to recall where you put something, and you’ll be able to avoid the stress and frustration that can cloud your cognitive abilities.

There are a number of other resolutions that you can make to help you brain work faster and better in 2018, and at LearningRx, we’re all about helping people use more of their brains. If you’re interested in learning more about our educational franchise opportunities and how you can help students of all ages unlock greater cognitive potential, please contact us right away. We’ve worked with people of all backgrounds from all across the country, and we’ve helped them start their own brain training centers in their communities.

You can watch our Franchise Webinar to learn more about our opportunities, and you can also request a Free Information Kit about our brain training programs. Even if you’re only slightly interested, the knowledge you gain could put you on a path to a new career and a new adventure in the New Year.

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Encourage Students to Join Study Groups

We’ve written before about helping students form positive study habits, and our brain training franchisees are uniquely positioned to help students discover the best way to prepare for a test or a project. However, as we’ve said before, brain training is about more than preparing for an exam – it’s about helping people prepare for the future by improving their cognitive skills and their confidence levels.

At LearningRx, we encourage those who own and operate a learning center to work with students of all ages and skill levels. For those in high school and above, it can be beneficial for them not only to have one-on-one tutoring with their brain trainer, but also to join a study group comprised of their peers. This will allow them to learn from those their same age, and also discover how others in their class or school approach certain problems and deal with academic struggles. It also provides them with the opportunity to form lasting friendships!

Setting a Routine

Routine can be an important part of studying, and for those in high school and college, it can be a great way to make sure that everything is completed before the next class or lecture. If a math study group meets every Wednesday night, then each student will know that he or she needs to be prepared for a weekly session. He or she can work on the assignment or have questions written down to bring to the group, and if the class is on Thursdays, everyone will be prepared for any test, quiz, or project that the teacher or professor throws their way.

Building Relationships

LearningRx always supports building positive relationships, whether it’s between a brain trainer and a student, a franchisee and a parent, or fellow students. Upon joining or forming a study group, a student is allowing himself or herself to interact with other people his or her own age. If a student has been having trouble keeping up in class, having the support of classmates can go a long way in boosting his or her confidence. If a student is too shy to speak up in class, the smaller setting of a study group can provide an opportunity to voice a thought or opinion, and hopefully discover that someone else agrees or feels the same way.

Achieve Greater Success Together

The students in a study group can not only bolster each other’s confidence and build relationships, but they can also bolster each other’s knowledge. If one student is particularly skilled or adept at a certain subject, he or she can share knowledge that benefits the entire group. Instead of just one student achieving greater academic success, the entire group enjoys it! Also, if one student is attending brain training sessions and has found it to be beneficial, he or she can encourage the others to do so as well.

If you’re interested in learning more about our brain training and educational franchise opportunities, please contact us today. We’ve helped people all across the country and with all types of backgrounds discover just how great opening a local learning center can be. If you have the drive to succeed and a passion for working with students of all ages, then we believe that you can be successful.

To get started, simply fill out the form below and a member of our team will respond as soon as possible. Be sure to also take a look at our Events page for details on upcoming webinars, Discovery Days, and training sessions. With the right approach, you could be working with students and helping them find study groups very soon!

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What Are Your Plans for the New Year?

December is here again, and for students around the country, it means that the holiday break isn’t too far away. It can also means tests and final exams, but once those are out of the way, students can focus on refreshing and recharging before coming back for the next semester. At LearningRx, we love meeting people who are passionate about working with students of all ages, and helping those students improve their cognitive power through our brain training programs. With schools about ready to let out for the semester, we wondered, what are your plans for the New Year?

Starting a New Job

Many people spend the holidays with friends and family, but they may also be looking for a new job. They might have seasonal work, but once that ends, they’ll be searching for another source of income. If you’re someone who’s ready to launch a new career, our education franchise opportunities could be the perfect option. We’ve had teachers, administrators, CEOs, and people from all backgrounds start their own learning center, and our franchise model is designed to help anyone succeed, should they find that brain training is the right path for them.

Moving to a New City

The end of the year can also be a great time to relocate, whether for a job or for a simple change of scenery. You may be tired of spending the holidays in a cold and snowy locale, and you want to move a sunny and warm climate. With centers all across the country, we’re always looking for those who want to open a LearningRx location in a new place. The city or town you’re moving to may have a large high school or college student population, and there could be a great opportunity to reach those students and help them achieve greater success both inside and outside the classroom. Our programs are designed to help people of all ages improve their cognitive skills, so even if there isn’t a plethora of school-aged students, you could still find those who are interested in visiting your learning center.

New Year’s Resolutions

Nearly everyone makes New Year’s resolutions, and even if you’re not starting a new job or moving to a new city, you can set goals that you want to achieve in 2018. You might want to be more active and involved in the community. You may want to earn a second income so that you can save for that dream vacation you’ve always wanted to take. Whatever the case may be, a brain training franchise could be the key to reaching those goals. You may be surprised that what starts out as looking for “another job” actually turns into a rewarding and enriching experience that you want to stick with for the foreseeable future. You’ll be more involved in the community, and you’ll be able to earn more so that you can save for those things you’ve been thinking about for several years. What’s more, you’ll be able to have an impact on students’ lives and see their confidence soar as they unlock more brainpower and more potential.

If you’re making your plans for the New Year this month, take a moment to look at LearningRx and our franchise opportunities. We’re always excited to meet people who have an interest in working with students, and we’ll gladly provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for your future. A New Year can bring new things, and we’d love to be a part of your 2018!

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Helping College Students with Jobs

For those students who want to go to college, it’s often likely that they’ll have to work while going to school in order to help pay for tuition, books, and other expenses. A high school student may get a scholarship or two, but with the current costs of going to college, he or she will likely need a job to cover everything. At LearningRx, our brain training programs are designed to help students of all ages, and as a franchisee, you could be in a position to help college students who work while they’re also attending classes.

Staying Focused on the Job

There are plenty of demands on a college student, and with the added stress of a job, it can be difficult to stay focused. Many part-time jobs are fairly simple, but a student may have a job that requires them to follow a multi-step process. If they have trouble remembering those steps, they may not be able to keep up, which could lead to termination. One-on-one brain training can help them improve their memory and attention skills, which can help them retain and recall the information they need to do their job successfully.

Staying Focused in the Classroom

When they’re not working, college students with jobs are in the classroom, which is of course just as important as making an income. They’re there to learn, get a degree, and start a career in a chosen field, but if they have trouble focusing in the classroom, grades could suffer and their confidence could plummet. If they’re working late at night and have class early the next morning, a lack of sleep could also have an impact on their classroom performance. With a LearningRx tutor, a college student can improve their reading and processing speeds, which can lead to better study habits and increased engagement in the classroom. Instead of worrying about working that next shift, the student can pay attention and participate during a lecture or a lab assignment.

Preparing for Internships

Many college students get jobs or internships in their major field, mostly to gain experience before they graduate and begin applying for those full-time jobs. Those who are studying animal sciences may work at a vet clinic or a shelter so that they can get some hands-on experience with the creatures they’ll hopefully one day be treating and taking care of. If a student has trouble keeping up during an internship, he or she may not get a positive review from the employer, which can have a major impact on his or her future job applications. A lack of performance can also be detrimental to a student’s confidence, and could cause someone to change majors or fail to follow through on following a dream.

At LearningRx, we want to equip our franchisees with the tools and resources they need to work with students of all ages. If you live in a town or city where the majority of part-time jobs are filled by college students working to pay for school, take a moment to think about what kind of impact you could have on these young adults. You could help them improve their cognitive skills, which can lead to better performance on the job, in the classroom, and in their future careers.

Contact us today to learn more about our educational franchise opportunities, and to receive your free information kit. We love nothing more than meeting people who are passionate about helping students become better learners, no matter what stage of life they’re in.

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Creating a Positive Culture in Your Learning Center

Opening a learning center, as with any business, can be a challenge, and as you get started, you want to create a positive culture where employees, students, and everyone involved can thrive. At LearningRx, we do our very best to encourage and support our brain training franchisees, and we’re always here to provide the resources and information that you need to create the culture you want. In this post, we’ll look at four aspects that can help establish a positive learning environment.

#1. Building Relationships

Every business relies on relationships to thrive, and it’s no different when talking about a brain training center. The social aspects are key to building relationships between students and their trainer, and things like positive communication and interaction are integral to creating trust. If a student feels that he or she can trust your learning center staff, they will be more likely to continue coming back again and again.

#2. A Safe Place

One thing that every learning center location must provide is a safe place for students to come to, either after school or on the weekends. You will be meeting and working with students from all types of backgrounds and situations, and it’s important that they feel safe when they’re at your location. Every student has a different story, and feeling safe can help them open up and be willing to learn.

#3. Provide Emotional Support

Students will come into your center carrying all types of emotional weight with them. A student may have had a tough day at school, or perhaps he or she received a low grade on a test or assignment. As the owner, it can be up to you to provide encouragement that boosts a child’s self-esteem and helps him or her feel a sense of belonging. A student might be attending a new school, and may not have made many friends yet, but the confidence he or she gains from brain training can translate into better emotional health.

#4. Academic Excellence

You want every student you meet with to achieve academic excellence. A high schooler may be having trouble in math or science, or a second grader may be struggling with reading, but whatever the case may be, the environment you create must be favorable for learning new skills and improving cognitive abilities. This can be achieved through everything from how your center is set up to what time a student comes in for training. Our support team can help you with these aspects so that students have the opportunity for the greatest academic improvement.

If you’re interested in opening a LearningRx center in your community, it’s important to keep these aspects in mind. The emotional, social, and physical factors all play a part in how a student feels while they’re working on improving their academic intelligence, and providing the complete package can make your center a comfortable and appealing environment.

Contact us today to learn more about our education franchise opportunities. We would love to speak to you about the possibility of opening a center in your city!

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