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10 Great After-school Activities for Tweens


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Tutoring
The feeling your child can get from helping another student understand something will build confidence.
The feeling your child can get from helping another student understand something will build confidence.
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It may not rank high on the fun scale, but tutoring can be a rewarding after school activity. If your child is struggling, the extra focus can help him or her clear learning hurdles. Gaining understanding of the troublesome topic raises competency, confidence and grades.

On the other hand, if your tween has a spectacular grasp of a certain subject, he or she can gain character points like patience and compassion by tutoring peers or younger students. Tutoring others gives even high-achieving students a deeper understanding of the subject tackled.