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Study Tip: Get to know your children's teachers, school

Posted September 6, 2011 10:13 p.m. EDT

Melissa Rich of Raleigh Tutoring is back today with tips on how to help your kids develop study skills and strategies. The mom of two is a former teacher at Wakefield High School. For the past five years, she's run Raleigh Tutoring, offering tutoring and test prep services for kids from kindergarten to high school.

Rich tells me that attendance at open houses can drop off once kids hit middle and high school. But, she says, getting to know your children's teachers and school is an important step toward helping them become successful in academics.

"Your child needs to know what to do, when to do it and how to do it," she tells me. "There are many things you can do to get to know your children's teachers and school and give your child this important tool."

Rich says it's important to learn about classroom procedures and talk about them with your kids; email your children's teachers, especially if a child is struggling in a certain subject; and meet the teachers in person.

For more tips from Rich, watch the video. For more about Raleigh Tutoring, click here.