With a new school year underway, it’s a great time to examine some tactics parents can use to help their child study more effectively. There's no question that successful academic performance is dependent on work outside of the classroom; however, with so many distractions facing today’s students, it can be very difficult for them to establish good study habits at home. Luckily, there are strategies parents can employ to facilitate the right environment:
Get on your Child's Team: A positive atmosphere will go a long way in facilitating the right environment for your child’s studies. If your child has any questions, you should be there to offer constructive advice or tips that he or she can use to solve the problem. Additionally, good effort should be followed by words of encouragement and praise.
Create Rewards: A reward can serve as great motivation to get your child excited about studying. Something as simple as having study time before he or she can watch television or go outside to play can be just the incentive necessary to encourage your child to complete his or her studies and homework in a timely manner. Over time, the improved grades and self-confidence may serve as their own rewards.
Set up a Study Spot: There are so many distractions in the home, including video games, television, Facebook, siblings, friends and more. It is a good idea to identify a spot in your home where your child can study and be free of these and other distractions. This might take some trial and error. Additionally, a specific daily study time (like right before or right after dinner) is a good idea to establish routine.
Speak with your Child's Teacher: If your child isn't doing well in a particular subject, talk to his or her teacher. The teacher might be able to offer study tips, areas requiring more focus and other strategies to help your child make the most out of his or her study time.
Sometimes these strategies are not enough. If you feel your child needs extra help with their studies, we encourage you to contact us today. Our tutors not only are skilled in their subject areas of expertise; they are dedicated to helping students get the best grades possible.
Whether your child needs ACT test prep to get for ready for college or specific subject tutoring to establish good study habits, our tutors are up for the challenge. Let us help you help your child achieve their best grades through one-on-one instruction and tips, contact The Huntington Learning Center at 1-800-CAN-LEARN.