- If facilitating an appropriate time and space for study at home is really not possible with your busy family routine, or if your child just needs some assistance or reassurance with homework, many learning and tutoring centres do offer homework assistance programs. Look for a homework assistance program that provides a low student to teacher ratio, teachers with specialism in the subject areas your child finds most challenging and which offer individual workspace for your child.
The beginning of the new school year is a great time to set your child up to succeed in the year to come and indeed beyond. Empower your child to take control of their homework and their learning; enable them to engender a sense of accomplishment, independence, and pride in their work.
Helen Chambers is a Director and Education Coordinator at Aspire Learning Academy in West Vancouver. She is a graduate of Cambridge University (where she also completed her teacher training) and has over ten years’ teaching experience, working with children of all ages and abilities.