The holidays are a wonderful time, filled with great food, family and friends, warm fireplaces, cool snowmen, and as much hot chocolate as you can handle. However, all of these fun things combined can create a bit of a distraction for your student. Suddenly, homework is pushed aside so your child can attend the school’s holiday pageant, the community charity drive, or the last outdoor sporting event of the season.
While it can be easy to get caught up in the festive spirit, now is an important time to stay focused and get a bit of extra homework help. Midterms are right around the corner, and finishing the semester strong can give your child a huge leg up once the new year comes around.
Sometimes all a child needs is a bit of guidance when it comes to organization and time-management, or some reassurance that the distractions can be met head on. While a private tutor is a great help for the super important stuff (ACT prep, test-taking skills, subject specifics, etc.) he or she can aide with homework help, too. Spending one day a week with a private tutor can really make a difference when it comes to building a student’s confidence and helping a child know that he or she can get the work done in addition to participating in the fun stuff. It’s always attainable if you just put in the work and spend a bit of time planning it out.
Homework help can be as basic as creating a simple homework schedule. By installing a routine in your household, a specific time each day that can be dedicated to getting the work done, your student will feel capable of accomplishing the task. That to-do list will soon seem much smaller when a homework game plan is created specifically for accomplishing the assignments.
Be sure to enjoy the holidays and get out in that first snow of the season, but help your child know that his or her earned time off will feel a lot sweeter once all their homework is done!