Our expert tutors share tips and strategies parents can use when assisting their child’s learning at home.
When Your Child Asks You To Help Them With Their School Work, Are You Confident That You Assist Them The Same Way They Are Taught At School?
Many parents find themselves adding teacher and education support person to the multitude of roles they undertake and perform daily for their children.
Assisting their child with their homework, preparing their child for a positive start to primary or secondary school, hearing their child read in the early years of school, helping their child to practise learning their sight words or 12 times tables or assisting them to study for an exam are just some of the many ways parents support their child’s learning and journey through school.
Throughout their teaching careers, our co-founders developed and hosted a range of school-based information sessions for parents. Optimise Learning ‘s workshops for parents have been developed by our co-founders specifically for parents of school-aged students. Each workshop is designed to inform and upskill parents, so they can support their child’s academic learning at home, secure in the knowledge they are correctly reinforcing the same skills and strategies that their child is being taught at school.
Assisting With Maths Homework
What do the jump strategy, the split strategy and the compensation strategy have in common? They are mental computation strategies taught to Australian primary students to help them add and subtract numbers confidently and efficiently. Parents who attend our ‘Assisting With Maths Homework’ workshop will learn the same mathematical strategies their Primary School Aged child is being taught at school.
Supporting Beginning Readers
Independent readers use three main strategies to assist them. It is the purpose of this workshop to introduce parents to these strategies, so when they listen to their child read at home, they will be able to see which strategy their child is using or neglecting. By prompting and appropriately questioning their child, parents can assist them to develop these strategies which are vital to reading development.
Assisting With Sight Words
Sight words, also known as high frequency words are those words that most commonly appear in print. Learning to read high frequency words automatically enables students to read more easily, effectively and fluently. In this workshop, parents will learn a variety of ways to assist their child to learn to recognise a range of sight words, and read them automatically within a sentence or in isolation.
Preparing for Primary School
The transition from a preschool setting to primary school is often referred to as the most important transition a student will make during their school life. In the first years of school, students are building foundations that their future learning will be added to. Students are also developing perceptions of themselves as learners that could stay with them for life. Parents will be introduced to a range of ways they can assist their child to make a positive start to primary school.
Preparing for Secondary School
Starting secondary school is a significant event for both students and their family. Secondary school is a very different learning environment to primary school, and preparing students for high school and ensuring they feel supported reduces the risk of them feeling overwhelmed or disengaging from school. Parents who attend this workshop will be introduced to a range of strategies they can use to support their child as they adjust to this new and unfamiliar phase of their school journey.
What Our Parents & Students Have To Say
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