What should you do if your child is not understanding a certain subject or concept in a class? There are many things you can do. Often times the curriculum you choose will have extra work on their website that you can print out or copy by hand and have your student complete. This will allow them to get extra practice in. You would spend more time on in the areas that they do not understand. For instance if my daughter says she that she does not understand what I am talking about when we go over her history class then I reword it for her or explain further what the textbook is trying to say. When she did not understand what I meant in science that atoms join together to make a molecule we physically reacted it with her, my husband and I all being an atom and then we linked arms and feet literally becoming the molecule. Another thing that you can do is hire a tutor. Sometimes having someone else explain the same concept that you are trying to helps the child understand it better. When I was in high school I often tutored for chemistry and math; both regular and AP classes. Getting extra help does not have to be expensive either there are lots of free resources online that you can use. You can probably find a video on YouTube to help explain things but I do caution that you watch the videos before your child incase there is anything that they do not need to hear not all videos will be kid appropriate. You can get library books to help explain things or add in another curriculum. Getting a math booklet that has only the same problems that your child has trouble with can help them get extra practice without switching to other kids of problems that they already know how to do or ones they have not learned how to solve yet. What are things that you have done to help your child with things they do not understand? Put your tips in the comment section below.
I recently posted on social media the reviews that my daughter did. They were for the 1st 6 weeks of our 2nd grade year. I got asked a lot about them. How did I make them? How did your daughter remember all of this? I also got comments that it is too much, public school does not do that, your history is too involved, etc. So let's start off with how I make a review. For math it is very easy I make a list of everything she learned. On the last week of that 6 or 12 week any math she does that is on that list counts towards the review. Anything on the list that is not done during the week I give her a few problems on each. Because I want to make sure that she has understood the concepts I make the problems hard. If they are too easy there is no way for me to know if she really understands or if she can just do easy problems. For history I make questions based off what I have read from the textbook. I pull out the key information. We also do social studies and geography. I make questi