- A tutor: whether it's a tutor for math, English, or another subject, having someone to help them one-on-one can be game-changing. If you can't afford a tutor, look for free or low-cost options like online tutoring or tutoring through your school's resource center.
- Study Apps: Make use of study tools like flashcards and apps. Quizlet is a great app for creating digital flashcards, and it also has a handy feature that allows you to listen to the material so you can study while you're commuting or doing chores around the house.
- New supplies: getting new notebooks, pens, and other supplies will help them feel motivated and ready to learn. However, don't go overboard - just get what they need and be mindful of resources like printer paper and ink cartridges.
- A planner: being organized is key to success in school. A planner will help them keep track of assignments, due dates, and exams. Plus, it's a great way to keep their thoughts and ideas organized, too!
One of the most important things you can do for your student, is to create a study schedule and stick to it. Whether they are taking classes online or in person, setting aside dedicated time each day or week to study will help them stay on top of the work and make sure they’re absorbing the material. If they find themselves struggling with a particular subject, don't be afraid to seek out help from a tutor or take advantage of resources like online tutoring. And finally, make sure they take some time for themselves! Going back to school can be stressful, so make sure to schedule in some down time for them to relax and recharge.
With these essentials, your student will be on their way to a successful school year!