The Problem with Homework Help
Our Approach to Homework
Our method can also be summed up with one phrase: “Show them what to do!”
Homework is basically a practice session, not unlike the way a football team practices for a big game. Just as the team practices the plays from the playbook, the student practices the work from the textbook. Now imagine how it would look if the football team had no playbook for its practice: they would be running around aimlessly and then quit after 15 minutes. Does this remind you of a student struggling to do his homework?
The solution is simply to SHOW the student what he is to do, which is usually in the textbook the student doesn’t read or the notes the student doesn’t look at. Once the student learns how to use these resources, and follow them in a step-by-step manner, homework magically becomes manageable and useful.