How often do you sit with your kids and write something?
How often do you read to your children?
Studies show that to build a strong foundation of effective reading, writing and speaking skills it is essential to read and write with your kids. This way it will foster effective communication and put up the value of regular study at home.
When subjects are taught in a bit of fun, the study is never dull; rather, it is an opportunity to bond with you, learn through play and increase a child’s self-confidence. Read our straightforward and practical tips of home tutoring your child at home, after all; education starts at home as well!
Understand your child’s learning style:
It is important to know how your child process information and how they interpret things. Every child has different learning style, and the better you understand how their mind works, the easier it will get in tutoring them. For instance, if your child has high interpersonal intelligence, you might want to bring another kid to study along so that both the kids can have healthy debate and discussions. On the other hand, if your child is a reflective learner, he/she might want to study alone and ought to spend time alone reflecting on the subject material.
Useful materials are an investment:
Any parent who has begun or is planning to take up the challenging task of tutoring their kids knows how valuable a good read is. So, invest in a good one because it will save a lot of headaches both for you and the kid. Now a day, one can also get access to various free e-books that you can use for home tutoring. Make use of all the resources available.
Give your child regular feedbacks and reward them whenever required:
Don’t wait for the home tutoring sessions to get over to give comments to your child. Rather, give comments immediately, in between the studies. This will motive the kid and will boost up their zeal to do better. Maintain a very friendly study environment so that the child is comfortable in being curious.
Make learning an adventure:
A child should never look uninterested and dull when the home tutoring sessions come. Rather you should work on things so that they look forward to the session every day. Don’t just limit the learning to boring plain textbooks, instead involve your kids in theater, music, art, museum, sports, etc. Spend time together in a library or maybe even take the learning outdoors sometimes.
Patience is the key:
One of the key goals of tutoring your kids should be to boost their morale and self-esteem. You should be able to convince and teach your child that he/she is capable of anything and achieving whatever they want in life. And you cannot achieve such positivity without patience. Even if you are exhausted, or you had a rough day, don’t let your kids know that while tutoring by getting annoyed with small things and being harsh. Have patience with them even when they are wrong in grasping something and is unable to keep the learning pace.
Share the load:
You do not have the take the whole burden of tutoring your child. Especially when you work the full day in office, you know how difficult it can get to return home tired and to sit for long sessions of tutoring. So, asks your spouse or your other kids to help you out with the studies. This way, learning would be fun for the younger one, and each member of the family can take on subjects that they want to teach. Sharing load among the family is beneficial both ways.