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02/08/2017

How to Use a Simple Learning Tool to Get Great Results

It’s one of the most traditional methods to teach children at home. However, due to its simplicity, it’s often overlooked by parents who are seeking to provide their children with homework help. The Tutoring Center, Houston TX knows the power of learning resources in all their forms and the importance of parental involvement in their child’s learning. Because of this, they have a post to share on how to create your own flashcards with relevant information without returning to college yourself, and how to implement their usage in an effective way.

Creating Relevant Flashcards

One of the first mistakes that a parent can make is to allow their child to make their own flashcards. As much as every student knows the power of study, if there is an opportunity to take a sneaky easy way out, they will take it. Flashcards are no exception. Instead of your child choosing easy subjects and lessons, take a look through their notebooks for notes which have been written, scribbled through, and then written again. This is a great way to identify any learning challenges they faced. Once you have identified these lessons, use these to create flashcards. As an example, if mathematics is a challenging subject, write equations on one side and the answer or the name of the formula on the other. This way, instead of you returning to college to complete a degree in trigonometry, you can easily copy their own notes and answers.

Now, How to Use Them

Once you have created your flashcards, it’s time to put them to good use. Every day your student is going to ask you for a favor. It may be a ticket to see a movie with their friends or even just to cook their favorite dinner or dessert. If these are instances where you would normally say yes, utilize them as learning opportunities. For example:
  • Student: Dad, can we please order pizza for dinner tonight?
  • Dad: Of course! Just as soon as you can tell me the name of the algorithm on this flash card.
  • Student: Don’t worry about it! Why does it have to be so difficult?!
  • Dad: *waits*
  • Student: Fine! It’s called the…
  • Dad: Pizza for dinner it is!
Instances as small as these make for great opportunities to give your student quick lessons and keep their brains sharp and ready for any pop-quizzes their teacher may have in mind.

Take Their Learning Even Further with Tutoring Classes

In addition to using flashcards at home, formal tutoring classes are a great way to help a student of any age or grade level boost their learning and increase their confidence. Speak with a learning professional at The Tutoring Center Houston TX by calling (832) 571 8224 to book your free consultation, during which you can learn more about how tutoring classes can help your child reach their learning potential.

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