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02/08/2017

Help Your Child with Their Homework Without the Need to Learn Astrophysics

As school subjects increase in complexity, more and more parents are finding that they aren't able to give their children as much homework help as they would like to, purely because the subject has advanced too far since they originally studied it. However, just because you don't have a Ph.D. in math doesn't mean that you can't help your student study for their math exam. To help you get started, The Tutoring Center, Long Beach CA has some tips to share.

Create a Study Space

Despite what your teen tells you, a comfortable couch in front of the TV does not a productive study environment make. To help your student study at their fullest, create a space with the following in mind:
  • Out of the way of main foot traffic
  • Free from distractions
  • Includes a chair, table, and adequate lighting
  • Stocked up with all the stationery items needed
    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Ruler
    • Notebooks
    • Scientific Calculator
Once you have a designated space, do your best to prevent outside distractions, such as vacuum cleaning, music, or even the TV playing.

Make a Notebook from Their Notebook

Just because you might not understand what's written in their notebooks doesn’t mean that you can’t easily identify lessons which your student struggled with. Search for instances where notes have been written, crossed/scribbled out, and then written again. With your child, look through their notebook for such examples and use them to create a separate and smaller notebook. This new notebook now contains the lessons which your student should focus on instead of spending their time revising information and lessons they already understand and have committed to memory.

Pop Quizzes at Home

Make a copy of the above-mentioned notebook for yourself and each time that your student needs a ride to the mall or wants money to see a movie, give them a quick pop quiz. Similarly, create small flash cards with questions on one side and the answer on the other. Place these around your home such as on your fridge or pantry door. Each time your student wants a soda or an ice cream, make them answer the flashcard.

Give Your Student the Competitive Advantage with Tutoring in Long Beach

These are just three of the great ways which you can help your child study at home without having to be an expert on the subject. If you still feel like they could use further help, speak with The Tutoring Center, Long Beach CA at 562-653-4380 to book a free consultation where you will learn about the many benefits of one-on-one tutoring and the proven learning programs offered by The Tutoring Center, Long Beach CA.

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