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How To Make Homework Fun as a Tutor

Homework is often seen as a boring and tedious task, but there are ways to make it more engaging and enjoyable. As a tutor, your role is incredibly important in helping students achieve their academic goals. Whether you're tutoring in-person or online, there are a few things you can do to make your sessions more effective and engaging for your students.

Create a comfortable and inviting workspace

Choose a quiet and comfortable area to work in, and decorate it with things that can help inspire students, such as motivational quotes, pictures, or posters. Having a comfortable study space can make a big difference in your student’s productivity and focus. Make sure to limit potential distractions in your study space and encourage students to completely power off their phones prior to each session.

Use games and challenges

Create a game or challenge for students to engage in, such as seeing how quickly they can complete a task or trying to beat their personal best. You can also use online educational games to reinforce what you are learning - many of which are free! Assigning these games as take-home work is another great way to support at-home learning for continuous success.

Get creative

Use your creativity to make your student’s homework more interesting. For example, if they are studying history, create a comic book or graphic novel about a historical event or figure. Turning your lessons into real-life projects can help you as the tutor come up with new ideas and keep your clients engaged.

By using these tips, you can make homework a more enjoyable experience (for both students and yourself!) To start your tutoring journey, join our team of SiSTEM tutors by visiting our career page today.