It’s no secret that there is a very high correlation between academic achievement and personalized tuition.
Students who receive individual care tend to fare better than peers lacking similar attention.
More often than not, that care begins at home with parents, typically mothers.
This poses an interesting dilemma. How should a mother manage her time so as to be able to afford her child the support they need?
And what if said mother has no experience with teaching; should they still attempt to tutor their child?
In our opinion, the answer is a resounding yes! Parents should absolutely do all that they possibly can to assist their children, regardless of if they have teaching experience or not.
This joint exercise not only strengthens parental – child bonds, it also helps learning be seen as a fun activity (‘even my mommy is learning…it’s not just for kids’) and can also benefit adults in that they can learn new topics alongside their child too!
With regards to planning time, it can certainly be difficult to fit homework time into a daily routine, especially when other responsibilities can often take precedence.
The only way this can be overcome is by taking deliberate care to meticulously co-ordinate daily activities so as to ensure everything that needs to be done is scheduled. If it’s not on your mental to do list, the chances of making time for it decrease drastically.
By the same token, if you do have it down as a ‘must do’ part of the day, this ensures you won’t overlook it when possibility arises of spending your time elsewhere, with the cooking or domestic chores, for example.
By planning each day in such a manner, you’ll find that you overcome the sense of overwhelm which often arises when tasks have no clear start or end point, and when there’s a myriad of possible activities with which to occupy yourself.
By planning, you ensure tasks don’t merge into each other.
The video above is a good starting point in your quest to better manage your time so as to be able to spend time learning with your child.
The video features single mother and successful entrepreneur Beate Chelette and shares how she managed to overcome the aforementioned challenges in order to master her time. She also shares tips on how you can do likewise.