The Tutoring Center, Sugar Land TX

BLOG

ACT prep in Sugar Land, TX

01/09/2017

Help Your Child Set Goals for the Rest of the School Year

As we start a new year, it's a great time to write down some goals for the remainder of the school year. Sit down with your child and figure out what they would like to accomplish this year and how you can be more supportive. To help you get started, check out some of these important goals.

Make It a Great Year

Although we're just starting a new year, the school year is already about halfway gone. As we move into the new year and move past winter break, it's a great time to encourage your child to make the best of what's left in the academic calendar. For students who struggled through the first months of the school year, looking at a fresh year and a chance to start a new semester may be just the motivation they need to continue forward. Set a goal along with your child so that you can work together to make what's left of the school year the best possible. This can mean working extra hard on the subjects your child struggles with the most, taking time for fun trips to local museums, or even joining a fun activity at school.

Make Daily Homework Time

Most students dread having to do homework after a full day of school, but getting it done and out of the way sooner rather than later is a great idea. Most children will avoid doing homework if it's not due the next day, but this means it piles up, making homework harder to get through in one long sitting. If this is how your child usually takes on their homework, they may get it done on time, but probably don't benefit from the practice because they're forced to rush through it. To prevent this from happening, create daily homework time after school or after dinner. This will ensure that your child has time every day to complete assignments and avoid having them build up. As they get homework out of the way, they will be less stressed and have more time for other activities.

Beat Procrastination

Procrastination affects just about all students at some point in their academic career. There are many reasons students procrastinate. Not understanding the homework, being afraid to fail, or being intimidated by the length of an assignment are just some of the many reasons your child may be putting off doing their work. To beat procrastination, it takes much more than just reminding your child of the pile of work waiting for them on their desk. Instead, you have to get to the root of the problem and solve it. For example, if your child is having trouble understanding the lessons in one of their classes and is falling behind, you can enroll them in after-school tutoring where a tutor will help them catch up. The extra practice and more personalized attention may be all they need to get past a procrastination issue. If you think your child could benefit from tutoring, The Tutoring Center, Sugar Land TX is here to help. Give them a call at (281) 980- 1242 to learn more about their academic programs and one-to-one tutoring approach. Don't forget to schedule your free consultation!

Try New Activities

School isn't just about going to class and getting good grades; it also involves extracurricular activities and fun projects. Encourage your child to get involved by having them choose at least one activity they want to try out. Maybe they've always wanted to join the school choir or run on the track team but have been too shy to try out. Let them choose the activity and encourage them to give it a try. Not only are extracurriculars a great way to gain confidence and new skills, but they also look great college applications.

Work on Organization

Organization is an important part of school because it can affect your child's performance. If your child tends to have a messy backpack and notebooks, they may lose important homework assignments and study notes. If this is the case, your child may benefit from weekly organization sessions to get things in order. It's also a good idea to provide them with a day planner where they can write down and keep track of daily assignments, test dates, and project due dates.

Develop Better Study Habits

The way your child studies can really affect their test grades. It's important to recognize that not all students learn using the same techniques, so finding study strategies that cater to your child's learning style is necessary. Figure out your child's learning style first and then look for techniques that are more effective. Try out different techniques until you find some that are most effective.

Tutoring in Sugar Land TX

The Tutoring Center, Sugar Land TX can help your child meet their academic goals this school year. Whether they want to develop better study habits or get ahead in a particular subject, the academic programs at The Tutoring Center, Sugar Land TX are just what they need. Give them a call at (281) 980- 1242 to learn more!

FREE CONSULTATION

Schedule your Free Diagnostic Assessment Today!
SCHEDULE ASSESSMENT!
Learn more about 
THE TUTORING CENTER
on the national website: 
http://tuconnect.tutoringcenteronline.com/StudentRegistration.aspx?Code=ysCPF0i0iNk=