While individual personality and ability play the biggest roles in determining
how your student learns, research shows us that boys’ and girls’
brains are wired differently and that approach learning from different
angles. Learning which approach best suits your student’s learning
style will help you to provide support that really works.
While boys learn better with visual aids and movement, girls prefer to
learn through discussing and working with others. Knowing how to present
information in a way that makes it easier for them to digest is a great
way to help your students to study.
After School Activity
If you want your students to do their homework or work with the
in-home tutor, it’s best not to schedule these activities right after the school
day has ended. Just like you, your students need to decompress after a
long day. Boys are more likely to play a video game, play sport or do
something physical while girls want to talk about their day. Ever wondered
why your daughter will spend all day at school with her friends, but then
phone them the minute she walks in the door? It’s just her way of
processing the events of the day.
Movement is a great way to get some exercise, de-stress and get some fresh
air. Encouraging physical activities like a game of basketball or walking
the dog are the perfect way to get some downtime before homework.
Homework help for boys
Understand that boys need to move around and incorporate that into your
homework routine. Set short periods of working interspersed with activities
for example, get your student to work for fifteen minutes and then play
basketball for fifteen minutes. You can incorporate movement into homework
tasks too like throwing a ball to each other while spelling words or making
a map on the floor and asking them to walk to different countries when
they are studying geography. Acting out plays or scenes from English books
is a great way for them to understand and remember what happens.
Boys develop language skills later than girls do, so you may want to monitor
progress and get an
English tutor if necessary. Encourage reading to help your student to improve his vocabulary
and communication skills.
Homework help for girls
Get your girls moving. Girls are better at sitting still and may want to
watch TV when they have free time, but getting them to move will encourage
creativity and problem solving. When your student is having trouble with
her homework, discuss the problem with her and try to explain it in a
different way. Monitor math and science scores and get a
math tutor if she is struggling.
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