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Math help in San Ramon, CA.

02/19/2018
The best way to help your child with their homework is by being there for them. Here are some tips to help your children have an easier time with their homework.

Homework Is Important

Not many students enjoy going home to do their homework. After a long day in school, the last thing they want is to pop open their books and keep working. However, homework is not just a pointless task designed to make children suffer. Homework is meant to reinforce, process, and solidify newly acquired knowledge. It helps provide students with extra practice, and lets teachers measure how much the students have learned. There’s not much you can do to stop the complaints, but you can be there and help your child through their homework struggles by following these tips.

Set up a Routine

Your children probably have daily routines that make their day easier, such as what they do in the morning before school and how they prepare for bed each night. But do they have a homework routine as well? Routines provide structure and predictability, two elements the developing children need. Every child is different, which means that what works for one might not work for another. Your child’s homework routine should be personalized, and not imposed, to fit their needs and personalities. Maybe one child needs to rest and a snack before their homework time, while another child prefers to do it as soon as they get home from school. Talk to your children and work out a schedule, write it down, and place it somewhere where they can be reminded of what they need to do.

Start With a Plan

The best way to tackle an assignment is with an action plan. Some days the workload will be heavier than other days. On those occasions, it’s hard to know where to begin. Help your child create a plan for how they will finish all their assignments before they start. Perhaps they can start with the hardest task first, or they can divide their job into chunks and take 15 minute breaks every so often.

Talk to the Teachers

You never know what the teacher is expecting from each assignment unless you ask them. Try to take a more active role in your child’s school life. Go to the parent-teacher meetings, be present at school events, and check in with their teachers from time to time.  Learn about the teachers’ homework policies and how much you should be involved in the process.

Enroll Your Child in After School Tutoring Classes

Sometimes you won’t be able to help your child with their homework, no matter how much you want to. It's possible that if you try to help you might make the situation worse. If your child struggles with their homework or some of the subjects in school, they will benefit from a little extra help. You can start by talking to their teachers to see if they can explain the material again or ask if they have any suggestions to help your child out. You can also enroll your child in one of the tutoring programs that The Tutoring Center, San Ramon CA has to offer. Whether your child needs homework help, math tutoring, or they're aiming to become a better reader and writes, they will find what they need with the experts at The Tutoring Center, San Ramon CA. Call (925) 362-3320 to learn all about their tutoring programs.

Let Them Do the Work

It’s natural for a parent to want to jump in and fix all of their child’s problems. If you step in every time your child struggles with their assignments you’re only preventing them from learning and becoming more independent. While you can help them out if they’re having problems with the instructions or something of that sort, you should let them do their assignments alone. They should be able to learn to read the instructions and think them through before asking for help. If you do help them, be sure just to nudge them in the right direction and not do the work for them. Lastly, let them make mistakes!

Create a Homework Space

Be sure to provide your child with an appropriate area to do their assignments. A good homework space should have good lighting, a solid desk or table, and a comfortable chair. Your child should have access to school supplies like pencils, pens, scissors, and so on. Most importantly, their work area should be away from obvious distractors such as the television, loud noises, toys, computers, and cellphones.

For Extra Homework Help in San Ramon

The Tutoring Center, San Ramon CA has some excellent tutoring programs to help your child with their homework struggles. Call them at (925) 362-3320 to learn all about their tutoring options in San Ramon. Don’t forget to schedule a free diagnostic assessment online.

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