How Can I Help My Child Improve Her Grades?

If your child is struggling with grades, he may have to do additional review exercises at home or learn how to effectively manage his study time. Use the following tips to help your child improve her grades.

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Helping Your Child with Her Grades

Communicate with the Teacher

Sometimes, parents don't find out their child is doing poorly until report cards are issued. Depending on the situation, finding out after the report card is given could be too late. Therefore, keeping consistent communication with the teacher can help you and your child get a handle on grades in a timely fashion. Furthermore, some schools have programs that allow parents to monitor their child's grades from home. Talking to your child's teacher can help you find out if this program or one like it is available to you.

Check Homework

Because they've been out of school for so many years, many parents are intimidated by their child's homework and are reluctant to offer help. However, despite not always knowing or remembering the material, you will find that checking over your child's work is beneficial for several reasons. First, when your child knows his work will be checked, he will often put in a better effort and try to do the assignment correctly. Second, depending on the type of work, you may be able to catch simple mistakes that could affect your child's overall grade. Finally, checking her homework may refresh your memory on that type of work, allowing you to help her with future assignments.

Help with Studying

Study skills aren't always taught in school. As a result, many students have to figure out how to study on their own, which can be an intimidating and daunting task. Therefore, taking the time to help your child develop proper study habits can go a long way in helping him improve his grades. Consider teaching your child how to organize her work and also how to prioritize her time.

Get a Tutor

If your attempts to help aren't working as well as you would like, another route you can take is to hire a tutor. Many tutors will make home visits or go to your child's school in the morning or after school. You can also find tutors who specialize in specific content areas. In addition, most communities have after-school tutorial centers. The Internet is a great resource for information on the various types of tutoring services that are available.

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