Get Better Grades
School Smarts: Get Better Grades
"Samantha is actually very intelligent the problem was Samantha would begin strong in school and during the middle of the year she would lose a little bit of motivation," said Natasha Amaro, a mother.
So she headed to the Boston Learning Center.
"We work with students from Kindergarten to the 12th grade. We provide every subject from phonics to physics so basically any subject a student is studying in school," said Executive Director of Boston Learning Center Ayele Shakur.
Education experts say when it comes to good grades, it all starts with the homework.
First, make homework time enjoyable.
"Make it fun, you can use things like a stop watch and see how many math problems you can attack in this amount of time," Shakur said.
Next, make sure your child has a home office for studying.
"Make sure they have a clear space to do their studying. We like to call it their home office because that's where these young people are handling their business. Make sure home office has all the necessary school supplies," said Shakur.
Have your child tackle his or her most challenging subject first.
"So if a student knows science is their worse subject, have them start with science homework first," Shakur said.
And since kids love to socialize, help them form study groups.
"They want to hang out with their friends anyway so why not turn social time into productive study time and actually encourage your child to bring your friends over and have study groups," Shakur said.
For student Samantha Amaro, the extra motivation was just what she needed
"It helps me with homework and it helps me just keep going during the summer and through the school year," said Samatha Amaro.
Join Ayele Shakur for a live web chat today at 5:45 p.m. at WHDH.com
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