Some kids will hardly ever need homework help.
If you’re one of them, good for you! Why not use your talent to help a friend who’s struggling?
You might offer to study together. Going over lessons together can actually help both of you.
Information is easy to remember when you’re teaching it to someone, according to one fifth grader, who says she helps her friend, Jenny, with multiplication tables.
“It helps me to learn them, too,” she says. “I practice while she’s practicing.”
You might want to create a regular study group.
You could set goals together and reward yourselves for completing your work.
For example, when you finish writing your book reports, go ride your bikes together.
Looking forward to something fun can help everyone get through the work.
Still Having Trouble?
Sometimes even after trying all these strategies, a kid still is having trouble with homework.
It can be tough if this happens to you.
But remember that everyone learns at a different pace.
You might have to study for 2 hours instead of 1, or you might have to practice multiplication tables 10 times instead of 5 to really remember them.
It’s important to put in as much time as you need to understand the lessons.
Ask your mom or dad to help you create a schedule that allows as much time as you need.
And keep talking about the problems you’re having — tell your parents, teachers, counselors, and others.
That way, they’ll see that you are trying to get your homework done.
And when it is done, make sure you find time to do something fun!