Homework Hassle ?
16th September 2019
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Tips to tackle homework


Homework seems to take up too much time and few students enjoy completing it.

Some students will be receiving homework for the first time this month, so here are a few ground rules to ease the strain.


Firstly homework serves a purpose:


l It revises work covered in school

l As a parent or carer it familiarises you with your child’s education

l Students learn to get into the habit of working out of school

l It develops independence and the ability to meet deadlines.


So follow Tutors Today’s tips to take the pain out of homework




Have a specific time to complete the work.

Parents should work with KS1 and KS2 pupils

Start earlier rather than later and spread the work over short sessions ,if it is taking too long.

KS3 and KS4 pupils should still have a designated working area,discuss their work with them so that you have an idea of what they should be doing.

(if you are unsure, check it out on, ‘My homework’ app)



Have a designated place to work with plenty of supplies, paper; rubber; calculator ; dictionary etc.

Then there can be no excuse for not having the correct equipment!

KS3 and KS4 will need phones/ computers….keep an eye on them



Know what you are dealing with, look at the work first, is it too easy or hard ? check with your old friend,‘u-tube’, if you’re not sure.

Research with KS3 and KS4 pupils.

If you have a tutor ,they will be able to give you help advice and resources to support your work.




The final consideration is,time, if it is taking too long, check with your child’s school

KS1 and KS2 shouldn’t take more than an hour, obviously for older pupils times will vary.

So, follow the rules and enjoy more free time and less homework hassle.

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