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ACT prep in Sugar Land, TX

04/10/2015
Here at The Tutoring Center in Sugarland, Texas, we encourage children to learn grammar and spelling. Taking what they have learned to the next level at a spelling bee is an exciting prospect. We would like to share some information about helping your child become a champion Spelling Athlete.

About the Bee and Eligibility

The Scripps National Spelling Bee came into existence in 1925. It has been held every year since in Washington D.C. with the exceptions of 1943, 1944, and 1945 during which World War II raged. All students under fifteen years old, have not yet completed the eighth grade, and have never won a previous National Spelling Bee are eligible to enter this competition. 

Preparing for the Bee

To become a spelling athlete, your child’s first goal should be to learn how to spell and memorize sets of  100 words at a time until he reaches 1,000 words. He should attend and observe the local, regional bees, then begin participating in them. The next step is to compete in the state bees. Your child must learn to spell at least 10,000 words and win at least one bee to have a chance at the national level. This seems like a lot to take in, but with determination and commitment, it can be done.

Take a Breath

Make sure your child knows when to put down the dictionary or step away from the computer. Have him take frequent breaks. The information will not stick if he overworks his brain. Do not let him cram until late at night, he will definitely need his sleep.

Signing UP & Studying Some More

By this time, your child is ready to compete in the NATIONAL Bee! Scripps requires a Champion Bio and press release form  to be mailed to them through the postal service. Fill out the required information online, and print out the forms to mail. Your child should study every day up until the Bee itself. There are many resources online for spelling bee preparation.

The Olympics of Spelling Bees!

Quiz your child on words. He needs to hear the words said out loud as they will be doing in the competition. This will also help your child memorize them. Calm his nerves. Tell him to close his eyes, take a deep breath and let it out slow before he steps into the spotlight at the National Spelling Bee.

Tutoring in Sugarland

We can help your child study for spelling bees or anything else he or she needs to boost their academic skills. Contact us here at The Tutoring Center at (281) 980-1242.

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