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02/08/2017
Have you ever looked at your student’s math homework and wondered where all of the basic arithmetic and equations were? How about their English homework where they are required to write about historical figures and events that you have never heard of? If you answered yes then rest assured that you are not alone. As the complexity of each subject grows, the perceived ability for parents to help their child with their homework shrinks.

How to Help Your Student Even If You Don't Understand Their Homework

The keyword in the paragraph above is ‘perceived.’ If you are interested in helping your student with their homework but just don’t know how, The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX is here to help with some easy tips to get you started.

Who Doesn't Love a Math-Based Pop-Quiz?

Well, likely your student. Just because they may not enjoy them doesn’t mean they aren’t beneficial. After your student has finished studying, read through their notebooks and pick out any instances where they have written notes, crossed them out or scribbled around them, and then rewritten them. This is a good indication of lessons they are struggling with and will make the basis of your pop-quiz. With this information in hand, make a small ‘Cheat Sheet’ of your own with these challenging lessons and give your student random pop-quizzes. In fact, these quizzes don’t need to be random and can be associated with rewards.
  • Student: Mom, can I please get a ride to the mall so that my friends and I can hang out?
  • Parent: Not a problem! Just as soon as you can recite the Pythagorean theorem.
  • Student: Ugh! Again?!...Okay, it’s…
Or another method:
  • Student: Dad, I can’t get onto the internet.
  • Parent: That’s because I've changed the password. The new password is the answer to Pi to the 9th decimal point.
While your student is likely to be reluctant to participate at first, once they realize there is a reward for their hard work, their attitudes will quickly change. Best of all, as a parent, you don’t have to do much work at all except hold out for their response.

Tutoring in Arlington TX Works!

In addition to simple ideas like this, tutoring in Arlington TX can help your child raise their grades and their confidence. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX today by calling (817) 969 5100 and ask about their “Geniuses in Training” programs. Delivered through one-to-one instruction, these programs are designed to help students of all ages and grade levels improve their report cards and exam results.

Flashcards - One of the Most Powerful Learning Tools Available

If your student responds better to visual stimulation, flashcards are an invaluable resource. Keeping with the tip mentioned above, take your ‘Cheat Sheet’ and create a series of subject-based flashcards which you can keep around the home, in your car, or even in your bag. As you wait for the car to warm up, show one of them to your student and ask for the answer on the back. While you might not understand exactly what a2+b2=c2 means, you can easily match it against their answer. If they need a helping hand, don’t hesitate to start them off with the first two or so characters. Over time they will begin to retain the information on the back of each flashcard and improve their lesson retention and ability to recall.

Leave Them Alone

Well, there’s a little more to it than that, but the principle remains. Studying on the couch while their siblings watch TV or reading outside while the neighbors enjoy their pool or are playing a game is not a productive task. Instead, designate or create a study space specifically for their study sessions. Make sure this space is somewhere away from local foot traffic and all types of distractions. Once you have this space, make sure that it is stocked with all the stationery items they will need to complete a successful study session. Once you have this and your student is studying, leave them be and be sure that everybody else in the house does the same. Even the slightest distraction from a vacuum cleaner or the sound of somebody singing in the shower is enough to take a student’s mind away from their task.

Improve Your Child's Grades with Tutoring in Arlington TX

If your child’s grades have begun to slip or you just know they are capable of achieving higher grades than they are bringing home, tutoring in Arlington TX can help. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Arlington TX by calling (817) 969 5100 and ask about how their “Geniuses in Training” programs can help students of all ages not only improve their grades but also their confidence at school.

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