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02/08/2017

Common Homework Struggles

One academic area that the majority of students struggle with is homework. The difficulty they face when having to deal with homework can many times lead them to dread school and causes them to have a rough time getting their grades up. In order to help your child with this, it is necessary to understand the different homework struggles that students face.

Top 5 Homework Challenges That Students Face

  1. Not knowing what the homework is. The very first mistake that students make when it comes to homework is not writing it down. Many times students don't give homework the importance that they should when they are still in class. This can lead to them not copying down the homework assignments or the instructions on how to get it done. When they get home, they likely won't be able to remember what the homework was. If this is the case, they might only remember a few of the tasks and end up doing only half or not doing it right. Basically, homework starts the second it is assigned and it is necessary that your child takes the time to write it down at school as soon as the teacher assigns it. There are three things that need to get written down when homework is assigned: the homework title or task, the instructions on how to complete it, and the due date. They should also remember to take home the materials they need to complete the assignment, such as books or worksheets.
  2. Not having the support or extra help they need. Students that are struggling with homework, the subject, or study skills in general need extra support. One-on-one attention is also ideal for them to work on the areas that they are having the most difficulty with. These students greatly benefit from the academic programs offered by The Tutoring Center, Salem OR. Their tutoring programs are the most complete because they not only provide help for subjects that students have trouble in, but they also teach students efficient study skills that help them become better learners. Contact them right now by dialing (971) 600-3288.
  3. Not understanding the instructions. Another common problem that students face is having difficulty understanding the instructions of their homework assignments. This becomes an even bigger problem when they are home and the teacher isn´t there to clarify. That is why it is so important to write the instructions down and if possible ask the teacher to clarify the instructions as soon as they are given. The problem is that many times students are afraid to ask questions or they don't pay attention when the information is given. Then, when they get home and look at the assignment, they have no idea how to get it done. Remind your child to always stay alert when the teacher gives homework instructions. It's also a good idea to have them write down the phone numbers of two or three classmates that are reliable so that when they have questions they can call them as a last resort.
  4. Lack of full understanding on the subject. Sometimes students are good at writing down the homework and remembering the instructions, but what they don't understand are the actual concepts. If your child is having a hard time with a subject, chances are that they will have a very difficult time trying to get the homework done for that class. Homework helps parents know what their child is learning and gives them an opportunity to realize if their child is understanding what they are learning. If you notice that despite knowing what the homework is your child is struggling to complete an assignment, it is very important that you talk to your child and their teacher to figure out a solution. The sooner you are able to detect any problems the better. This will ensure that you can provide them with the adequate help so that they don't fall behind. Getting them tutoring help is essential in this case and they will greatly benefit from it. Tutoring is the ideal solution for most academic struggles.
  5. Lack of organization and responsibility. There are also students that understand all the material and don't necessarily struggle with the subject, but they do have difficulty getting their homework done. This can be because they lack the study skills and organizational abilities to complete their tasks. Homework requires time management skills, organization, and good study abilities. Building these good habits will help your child reach success in their academic endeavors in many ways. For additional homework help tips, visit our previous post.

Homework Help and Academic Support with Tutoring in Salem OR

At The Tutoring Center, Salem OR your child will receive the one-on-one attention they need to thrive in every academic area. Contact them right now and provide your child with the best homework help and support. Call (971) 600-3288 today for more information.

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