Homework Help and Tutoring
Homework is meant to reinforce the learning that takes place during the school day and is an important component of the learning process. Homework also helps children develop many important skills such as organization, discipline, and independent study. Younger children, in particular, need help in the development of these skills. Unfortunately, homework can turn into a battle, especially for working parents who have put in a full day before they arrive home for the evening.
FYI believes that quality after-school programs should provide an opportunity for homework to reinforce effective homework practices. In the Fall of 2016, we rolled out our Homework and Tutoring program, which offers homework help and free tutoring for students who need one-on-one help to get them caught up to their classroom work.
With the lessons from the school day fresh in their mind, children have the opportunity to immediately reinforce their learning. If they have questions, an after-school staff member, program assistant or tutor is close by. Volunteers serve as tutors, working one-on-one or in small groups to provide homework help. Children benefit from the individualized attention as they are guided by tutors who help them read and understand the assignments and instructions. This process enforces a child's oral and comprehension skills.
Our homework help sessions support your child academically but is not meant to supplant the parental role to nurture each child's learning and education. Our volunteers are willing to share techniques and resources with parents on how to effectively help the child in the home setting.
For more information about the FYI Homework and Tutoring Program,
please call the FYI Community Resource Center at (727) 601-5466
or come by the Center and check us out
Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
or Monday evening 6 - 7:30 p.m.