Reading & Cognitive Performance

Bee Academic Tutoring welcomes you to the second newsletter and appreciates your attention. In this edition, we’ll review how academic tutoring improves reading and life skills. There are also some interesting studies on omega-3 and its contribution to our health and cognitive performance.

Improving reading with academic tutoring 1

There are several benefits that accompany academic tutoring programs. The main goal, in most cases, is improving grades in school curriculum. In addition to improved grades, students with academic tutors also develop skills that help them overcome the difficulties of everyday life.

Amongst all academic skills, reading is the one that shows the most improvement with tutoring. Since reading is one of the most important learning tools, its improvements help students optimize their time studying.

The improvement in reading is due to the feedback and motivation the tutor gives the student. This allows the student to do reflection and improvement exercises. It requires some effort but once it becomes habit, it is possible to harvest excellent results and strive for improvement.

Good food for the brain 2,3

Omega-3 is a group of fatty acids that are essential for good health. They contain docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is one of the main components for the proper functioning of our brain. DHA allows the brain cell membranes to communicate and transmit information effectively. Therefore, some experts recommend eating fish and other foods containing a natural source of omega-3.

1 Tutoring is rewarding in knowing that you have made a difference in a child´s life; a difference that will have la lasting value to the child and the community. Volunteer Reading Tutor Training Handbook, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Effective Tutoring: Assembling the Pieces By Susan Gibbs. Information for educators. 2008

2 Natural News Network © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Brain health dramatically improved by intake of omega-3 fatty acids and fish oils. January 2006. Available at:http://www.naturalnews.com/016353_omega-3_fatty_acids_mental_health.html#ixzz3YdHGanDe

3 Valenzuela B. Rodrigo, Morales P. Jessica, Sanhueza C. Julio, Valenzuela B. Alfonso. Ácido docosahexaenoico (DHA), un ácido graso esencial a nivel cerebral. Revista chilena de nutrición.  [Web magazine]. 2013  Dic [Viewed on  Abr  28th. 2015]. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182013000400009

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