Picture your child and a friend sitting at the kitchen table, or at the desk in your child's room, school books open, pencils in hand, working hard on their homework. That picture can come true with one simple ingredient - a study buddy. Encouraging your child to pair up with a friend or classmate, will find her looking forward to doing her homework. We at The Tutoring Center in Marietta, Georgia would like to give you a few ideas on how to help your child choose a study buddy.
Encourage your child to look for someone in her own classroom so they will have the same assignments to do. She’ll want someone she likes, but it does not have to be her best friend, who might be too distracting. Encourage her to find a study buddy who is a hard worker and can concentrate quietly.
Where to Meet
If your child lives close to her study buddy, they can take turns going to each other’s houses. Or they could meet at the library, if you or the other parent can drive and chaperone. Any place that is quiet and has the necessary space required to work on assignments and projects.
Create a Routine
Encourage the kids to set up a structured routine to follow during study sessions. For example; Math assignments, then silent reading, then test reviews, etc. Having a planned routine will help them focus and work more effectively.
Give Them a Break
Offer study buddies a healthy snack
near the middle of the session during a break between one assignment and the next. Suggest a physical activity such as 10 jumping jacks, touch your toes, or run in place for a couple of minutes to get their heart rate up a bit before going back to the books. And make sure they have time left to play when they’ve finished their work.
Tutoring in Marietta
Having a study buddy helps your child focus on completing his or her homework, and provides companionship. While teaming up with another student may provide your child with short-term homework help, The Tutoring Center’s intense One-to-One Instruction and "The Rotational Approach to Learning™" will provide your child with long-term skills that will last a lifetime. Call (770) 977-1888 for more information.