Organizational Tips for a Student’s Success
Want to know how to help your child be a better student? Here are 5 organizational tips from College Nannies & Tutors of Edmond.
a routine for each session. Maintain a consistent time each
afternoon or evening for homework and studying. Focus on more difficult assignments first. After dinner, finish remaining work or
review for a test with a family member.
at your desk in your bedroom regularly. Minimize
distractions. Turn off music,
television and phone. Once you sit
down to work, focus on one assignment at a time. Parents, you can check to see if your
students need your help, but be careful not to interrupt them!
a well-stocked and clean workspace. Have a
water bottle, sharpened pencils, dictionary, thesaurus and your bookbag
with you. Only use the computer
when needed to avoid distracting temptations such as IM, music and
a bulletin board above your desk for visual reminders: Items to bring to school the next day; difficult
to remember vocabulary words; tricky math or science formulas.
your papers and books.
Use a planner. Write assignments in your planner on
the day they are assigned and every day until due. When completing homework, leave your
planner open and check off each assignment as you complete it.
Use a pocket folder for each
class as an “inbox/outbox.” Put
new assignments in your inbox (left-hand pocket) before you leave that
class. At home, when you complete
each assignment, put it in the outbox (right-hand pocket). At school, open the correct folder at
the beginning of class and hand in assignment that are in your
Keep a binder with all past
assignments, quizzes and tests for review. Teachers take most test questions from
homework and quizzes. Study these
first and study them well.
this kind of routine strengthens a student’s ability to excel and achieve their
full potential. College Nannies &
Tutors can help, with customized, one-on-one tutoring and college prep. To learn more, please visit their website at www.collegetutors.com/edmondok,
or call Karin Dallas at 405-513-6060.