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04/11/2018
Does it seem like your youngster should be making better progress during their homework time? Do they always seem distracted while reading their notes? This article can help!

Each time that your student sits down to complete their homework or to revise their notebooks and textbooks for an upcoming exam, how effective their study time will be is greatly determined by the environment they choose when they sit down and open their books.

How to Create a Great Learning Space at Home

If you are looking over at your youngster reading their textbooks in front of the TV or if they prefer to complete their homework sheets while talking to you as you cook, below is a great post from The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX on how you can create a learning conducive study space for your youngster.

Create a Distraction-Free Zone

You’ve got this first step in the bag, right? All you need to do is remove their cell phone from the room and everything is fine! Well, while you are on the right track, it’s likely that your child’s cell phone is the least of their distraction-based problems. Consider the following sounds:
  • The sound the vacuum cleaner makes downstairs while you catch up on your cleaning tasks
  • Children next door playing in their yard
  • The back lawn being mowed outside their window
  • People coming home and debriefing about their day
While these are just the sounds which come with the running of your home, they are also sounds which are serious distractions for a young mind trying to keep their attention on their textbooks. For this reason, it’s important that parents find and create a learning space free from all types of distractions, not just the typical cellphone and laptop. When you are thinking about potential places for your youngster to study, instead of sitting down and thinking about the rooms in your home, take a walking tour around and look for potentially unconventional spaces which your child can use and that are quiet. For example, if your laundry room is large and at the back of your home where there is little noise during the afternoon, consider a small study desk and a chair which your student can use to complete their workbooks. Similarly, consider any peaceful outdoor space which you have available and make it unavailable to other members of your family and their guests during your student's homework time. Whatever area you choose, be sure that it has enough space to work and that it is peacefully quiet. If your student shows signs that they are struggling with their homework or with their classes, one-to-one tutoring in Arlington, TX can help. Call The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX today at (817)-969-5100 to book your free initial diagnostic assessment where a learning professional can answer any question you have about the benefits or effectiveness of subject-focused one-to-one tutoring in Arlington, TX.

Everything Ever for the Task

If you can remember the aerobics DVD which has been collecting dust since you paused it to ‘just get a glass of water’ then you know just how easy it is to leave a task because of a small item you need. While your student isn’t going to be stretching along with Jane Fonda, the same lesson applies. As your student comes home, ask them what supplies they will need to complete their homework. As they unpack and get ready to complete their studying, collect the items needed and set up their study space. If you use a new space each time and your child uses similar items, consider a small basket to store the items in which you can easily carry between learning spaces. By having everything they need within arm's length, students are far less likely to leave their space and either never return or have to regain precious learning momentum.

Last but Not Least Is Lighting

Just because you only have a single bulb in the ceiling of the learning space you have found doesn’t mean that it’s going to be good for your student. If the lighting is too bright then it can make the text hard to read and can often cause irritation to your student’s eyes. On the other hand, if the lighting is too low then it can cause your youngster to feel drowsy and maybe even take a nap! Whether it’s moving a floor lamp from another room while they study or installing a cost-effective set of shades, consider what you can do to improve the lighting in their study space.

Help Your Student Reach Their Learning Potential with Tutoring in Arlington, TX

Some students just don't learn the same way or at the same pace as others, leading them to fall behind their classmates. To prevent this from happening to your youngster, speak with The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX at (817)-969-5100 and book your free initial diagnostic assessment.

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