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Homework Resources for High School Students

With these resources, you can become a helping hand to your teen.

Let’s face it. Nobody likes homework. That being said, it’s a necessary part of remembering the information you’re taught, and it’s a vital factor to a student’s GPA. If they struggle with doing their homework or delivering it on time, it can put them at a dramatic academic disadvantage. 

Fortunately, the internet is filled with resources to make students better at homework. Whether it’s a study guide or a group chat, any high school student can get back on track with their home studies with the right resources. 

This article will detail some of the best tools for helping high school students with homework. Decide which you think is best, and feel free to use them all to help with your teenager’s next assignment. 

  1. Khan Academy and Other eLearning Websites

Sometimes subjects can get complicated. What you may have learned in school can be totally different from what your child is learning. This puts parents in a difficult situation where they can’t help their children because they weren’t taught that subject or that method. 

With an online site like Khan Academy, ReadWriteThink, and several others, you can find that information in detail right away. In addition, these websites will often have exercises of their own for your child to practice and improve their skills. 

However, a lot of them have their best content hidden behind a paywall. If you’re not sure how to do something and want to help your child, then you can always go on Youtube. It won’t be as interactive, but you should have a sound grasp of the topic after a couple of videos. 

  1. Facebook and Group Chats

There’s no better resource than your peers. While you might be decades removed from the primary school curriculum, there are thousands of teens online asking the same questions and struggling with the same topics as your child. 

The first thing you should do is look locally. The student’s school should have an after-school program for students to study together and collaborate. 

Since they all have smartphones, a group chat for certain subjects should be common. Also, encourage them to message the group when they’re confused or need validation. 

If nothing like this exists at their school, then you can turn to Facebook. Facebook has thousands of study groups focused on specific subjects for you to choose from. 

  1. Organizing a Calendar

It’s hard to stay on top of your child’s homework if you don’t know what’s due and when. High schoolers can occasionally be deceptive about their due dates and won’t tell their parents homework is urgent even though it actually is. 

To keep an eye on this, you can request due dates from the teacher or have your child bring them back for you. You can also try to keep track of patterns in their deliverables. For example, if they are always doing English homework on Tuesdays, you can ask them why it isn’t done on a particular Wednesday morning. 

Google Calendar is a great place to organize all of this information. It allows you to break days down to the minute and create recurring events like “Johny’s monthly chemistry project.” This way, you’ll even receive reminders when their work is due. 

Also, try to remember that homework is meant to be done independently and not with a parent looking over their shoulder. Encourage your child to keep track of their work at first and only take on the responsibility if their grades start to slip or you get a note from the teacher. 

  1. Communicate with Other Parents

Regardless of how difficult the assignment might be or how much your child is struggling, the odds are that there are people in a similar situation. Keeping an open line of communication with other parents in the community will allow you to collaborate and help when necessary. 

If you and a few other parents have teens struggling with math, you can create a study group or message those parents for help. 

Sending something like, “Hey, is Billy having trouble with #15 on the worksheet as well? Johnny and I have been trying to figure it out for the last 15 minutes.” This will help people understand and even allows you to contact the teacher with solid evidence and support for future issues. 

Conclusion

As parents, our job is to help our children succeed as much as possible. With these resources, you can become a helping hand to your teen. This will encourage them to work harder than just telling them to “get it done” and locking them in their room. 

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