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4 Ways to Kick-start the Autumn Term

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

The new school year is well under way! By now, children in all years – from primary to secondary and 6th form – would have started to find their feet.

Sometimes, though, it can take a while for children to get into the swing of things after such a long summer break. Here are four ‘tried-and-tested’ tips on how to help them to get into the learning habit:

  1. Make time work for you: keep a copy of  the homework timetable and any assessment deadlines close to hand. This helps you plan ahead and tick off a to-do list without leaving things until the last minute.
  2. Organise paperwork: a folder for each subject with plenty of plastic punch pockets is essential to keep your child’s everyday school work organised. A folder system is also a stress-buster – not to mention desk-organiser…
  3. Tackle tricky problems head-on: as the school year takes off, confront any difficulty or issue fast so it doesn’t get worse. Of course, you can always enlist the support of a tutor to overcome hurdles.
  4. Stick to a routine: the no 1 rule for effective time management. Weekly homework, study and bedtime routines help children cope better.

Here at 121 Home Tutors, many parents across Manchester and Cheshire contact us this time of year – especially when the new term flags up a problem or even a study crisis.

Private tuition can give your child some precious time to sort things out – helping them get back on track. If a helping hand would make all the difference to you right now, just drop us a line.