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04/11/2018
Does your student spend hours studying but doesn't seem to make much progress? Do they always seem distracted while reviewing their textbooks? This article has some tips which can help change this.

When your child returns home from school and chooses where to sit and complete their homework for the day or to study for an upcoming entrance exam, the area they choose plays a large role in just how effective their learning time will be.

How to Create a Great Learning Space for Your Student, at Home

If your student always chooses to review their textbooks while sitting in front of the TV or they can’t stop talking to you while you are cooking dinner when they should be working on their times tables workbooks, then The Tutoring Center, Upland CA has a post below which can help you create a more learning-conducive study space for your youngster.

Distractions Are the Enemy!

This one's easy! All you need to do is remove their cell phone or their laptop and the problem is solved, right? While removing these items from a study space is a great start, they often aren’t the main problem. For example:
  • The sound the vacuum cleaner makes each time that it hits the wall while you are completing your cleaning chores downstairs
  • The muffled voices of people coming home and debriefing about their day to the family
  • Neighbors playing in their yard or even on the street
  • Cooking noises, such as the oven beeping or the gas stove-top burning or flickering
  • Somebody mowing the back lawn
While you may consider sounds like these to be the regular sound which comes with your home, they can also be a great distraction for a student’s mind which may not be entirely interested in studying in the first place. With this in your mind, walk around your home and look for spaces which you think your student could use to study peacefully. For example:
  • If your laundry space is large and at the back of the house where there is little foot traffic, then consider setting up a temporary desk and chair for your youngster to study for a few hours each afternoon in silence.
  • Similarly, if there are any outdoor areas available which you think would make for a peaceful learning space then consider setting it up as a study space and instilling a rule which prevents anybody from going outside while your student studies.
Whichever area you choose, be sure that it’s peaceful. If your youngster is struggling with their homework, one-to-one tutoring in Upland, CA can help. Call The Tutoring Center, Upland CA today at (909) 579-0274 to learn about how subject-focused tutoring programs can help your student reach their learning potential and overcome any learning challenges.

Do They Have What They Need?

If you have ever stopped doing something and never returned simply because you left the task for 'one small thing', then you know just how easy it is for a youngster to lose learning momentum and not return to their studies should they leave. For this reason, before each session, be sure that they have everything they need to complete their homework or review. This can include measuring equipment, colored markers, a glass of water, etc. Whatever it is that they need to sit down for the whole time and complete their homework, be sure they have it.

Lighting Matters

Last, but certainly not least, is a tip regarding lighting. The lighting in a study space can often go without too much thought, given that schools often employe a standard bright-lighting scheme. However, the truth is that if the light in your learning space is too bright then it can make text hard to read. Conversely, if the light is too dark, then it can cause eye strain and even make a student feel weary. Whether it’s installing temporary shades or moving a floor lamp from another room into the laundry room for a few hours a day, look for ways which you improve the lighting in the study space.

Tutoring in Upland, CA Can Help Your Student Reach Their Learning Potential

If your student is struggling with their homework or you just know that they are capable of achieving higher marks than they are bringing home, tutoring in Upland, CA can help. Call The Tutoring Center, Upland CA today at (909) 579-0274 to learn more about the benefits of one-to-one tutoring in Upland, CA and how subject-focused learning programs can help your student overcome any learning challenges.

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