Tips for homework help

  • You want to increase the student’s understanding of the work.

    Rather than doing the student’s work (although some may insist), show the process for doing the work:

  • Go through the steps for solving the problem.

  • Then have the student demonstrate the skill to you and explain the steps in a similar problem.

General Tips

Observe body language and voice tone.  Does your student seem frustrated with a book or homework?  If so, how can you alleviate that frustration?

Praise correct answers, but do not ridicule incorrect ones.

Instead of giving the student an answer right away, offer clues so that the student can figure out the answer for himself/herself.



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