Tips for homework success

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Homework can be a challenge for most parents. First, you need to have a better understanding of your child's style of learning is, so you can base homework routines on your child's natural strengths and inclinations for homework. Take your cues from your child. The second is the system that you have for doing homework, maybe not be what's best for your child. Know that a dedicated work space, free from distractions, away from computers is often the best place for your child to do his or her homework. Second, in understanding the type of learner your child is know that she wants to do her homework at the kitchen table where she can have dynamic interaction with you. Give and receive feedback. Take time out of your schedule to do homework with your child. For instance, for a child who is an intra-learner take your cues from your child in knowing that she needs to do her homework in distraction free environment, away from all the hustle bustle of house, the kitchen, and all the siblings. Make that type of environment available to her. Know that homework battles are an ongoing process and that if you take it slow and take your cues from your child, you will find the routine and the structure that works best for her.

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Nathalie Kunin, MEd

Educational Specialist

Nathalie Kunin has extensive experience teaching, tutoring and educating parents on how to help their children succeed academically. She founded Team Tutors in 2000 to provide students with one-on-one tutoring and comprehensive test preparation in their own homes. She works closely with students of all ages as well as many private and public school administrators throughout Los Angeles and the Valley.

Nathalie taught for five years at the Center for Early Education, where she also served as president of the Parent Association and as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is currently on the Executive Board of the Beverly Hills Education Foundation, which serves the Beverly Hills public school district.

Nathalie lectures frequently on current educational issues and learning styles. She is an expert on the “eight styles of learning” and conducts assessments on children of all ages so parents can learn how their child processes information. She also consults privately with parents about their children’s preschool through high school academic issues. In addition, Nathalie is a frequent contributor to LA Mom Magazine.

Nathalie was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her bachelor’s degree at UCLA and completed her Master of Education at Cal State Los Angeles. She is the mother of two school-aged sons.

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