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04/11/2018
Does your student seem distracted while they study? Does their progress seem to be misaligned with the amount of time they spend studying? This article can help!

When your student comes home from school and sits down to study, where they sit and what their surroundings are at the time will determine just how productive their study session will be. For this reason, it is crucial that all parents ensure their children are studying in the most learning-conducive environment possible.

Creating a Learning Conducive Study Space at Home

If your youngster reviews their notes while talking to you as you cook dinner or completes their homework exercise sheets while sitting in front of the TV, then below is a great post from The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen Township NJ on how you can design a productive learning space for your student.

Distraction-Free Zone!

This one is easy, right? You simply remove their cellphones and all of their distractions are removed. Right? Wrong. While removing their cellphone is a great step, it isn’t always the main problem. For example:
  • The sound the vacuum cleaner makes as it scrapes along the wall downstairs
  • A range of beeps and noises from cooking appliances in the kitchen
  • Siblings playing in the yard
  • The lawn is being mowed right outside their window
  • The sound from traffic which always seems to occur during their study time
Of course, this list is not exhaustive, however, it gives you an idea as to the types of distractions which can affect your children’s concentration which you would never have thought about. Armed with this knowledge, take a tour of your home and identify a space where your student can sit and study. When searching for a great space, don’t be limited to the common areas or spaces which already have everything set up. For example:
  • If your laundry room is large and at the end of the house where there is little noise, consider a small folding table and desk chair for your youngster to sit and complete their homework in peace.
  • Similarly, if you have access to a quiet outdoor area then consider closing it off to other family members and guests during your student’s study time to give them a quiet place to work.
Whatever the space is, if it’s quiet and your student can fit comfortably, consider it an option. If you have identified signs that your student is struggling with their schoolwork, tutoring in Aberdeen Township, NJ can help with subject-focused one-to-one tutoring programs. Call The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen Township NJ today at (732) 705-3636 and book your free diagnostic consultation where a learning professional can answer any questions you have about the benefits of tutoring in Aberdeen Township, NJ.

What Is Needed for the Task?

Can you remember that exercise DVD you bought all those years ago and only tried once? While you meant well, you really needed to stop the DVD and go and get a drink of water. Unfortunately, the DVD has been collecting dust since. While your youngster won’t be following along with Jane Fonda on the TV, the same rule applies. Be sure there are no reasons to leave. With this in mind, as your youngster gets home from school and starts to unpack, ask them what supplies they will need to complete their daily homework and be sure that it is all ready and accessible in their learning space. If they use the same items often, consider using a small basket which can easily store and transport their supplies between study spaces.

How Is the Lighting?

Don’t worry - this won’t be a lesson on photography. However, it is important that you consider the lighting in your student's study space. Why?
  • If the lighting is too bright then it can cause your youngster’s eyes to strain and often cause headaches. Additionally, bright lighting can often make it difficult to read text from a textbook.
  • If the lighting is too low then your child can often feel drowsy and their mind can drift off from the task.
Just as the Goldilocks tale goes, look for ‘just the right’ lighting. Well, maybe Goldilocks wasn’t talking about lighting, but you get the idea. It could be as easy as installing some temporary shutters or even moving a floor or a desk lamp from another room. Whatever you use, be sure that it creates a great lighting environment for your youngster to study in.

Tutoring in Aberdeen Township, NJ Can Work for Your Youngster

Not all students are able to learn at the same pace and can often fall behind. To prevent your student from falling behind their classmates, speak with The Tutoring Center, Aberdeen Township NJ at (732) 705-3636 and find out how one-to-one tutoring in Aberdeen Township, NJ can help your student reach their learning potential.

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