Sylvan Learning of Charleston Shares Tips for Homework Success on WVAH Fox 11

by Sylvan Learning | Aug 24, 2017

Even after the last school bell has rung, many students' days are not finished. With clubs, sports, after-school activities and homework, kids have a lot to juggle on a daily basis. Sylvan Learning of Charleston knows that workloads can be hard to manage, which is why they recently shared some tips on WVAH Fox 11.

Staff at Sylvan Learning of Charleston advises parents to know what is expected of their child early on, so they can help kids get organized. Lisa Henthorn, Sylvan Learning of Charleston's director, says, "Every school has a website for middle school and high schoolers to follow. You don't want to find out a month into school that your child has six zeros. You want to daily track assignments." 

Here are five tips Sylvan Learning of Charleston suggests following for a successful school year: 

  1. Set goals – help your child set attainable goals for each class. 
  2. Know your child – children have different learning styles and academic needs. “Children learn in at least eight different ways, according to the Multiple Intelligences Theory: visually, verbally, physically, mathematically, musically, naturalistically, through group activity or through quiet thinking time.” 
  3. Create a homework zone – set up an area with study materials like a dictionary, paper and pens. Make sure the area is free from distractions. 
  4. Develop class files – a color-coded file for each class will help separate homework assignments, exams and projects making it easier for your child to refer back to the materials to study for tests. 
  5. Set weekly milestones – setting short timelines on a calendar will help ensure projects and studying aren’t left until the last minute.

Read Tackling the homework: Tips to succeed this school year on WVAH Fox 11's website.