Helping Your Child
The Homework Helpline offers free
homework help for students in grades 1 through 12. The Helpline is staffed by
Pinellas County Schools teachers who are certified in math, science, language
arts and social studies. Helpline teachers have access to textbooks commonly
used in the district and can assist students with homework in most subjects. Homework help is available from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, on all
school days except when there is no school the following day.
Not-for-profit organization that provides an
extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments. The video
library covers K-12 math, science, and social sciences. Students can create an
account online and will have access to all of the resources the site provides.
Big Future 8 Ways to Take Control of
Resource from the Collegeboard that
provides time management tips.
*Make a schedule and stick to it.
*Decide with your child
the best time and place for doing homework. You may think
best time is right after school, but your child may need a break first and then
their homework after dinner.
*Do homework at the same time
every day. If you child is involved in after school
homework comes first! Since coaches sometimes change practice schedules
from week to week, plan ahead to complete homework
Set up a study area
*Do homework in the
same place every day.
*Find a place with proper lighting where your child is
*A desk or table, even the kitchen table, can be used before or
Homework survival kit
*Get the supplies
your child needs: pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, paper, crayons,
dictionary, scissors, glue, ruler, calculator and other supplies.
supplies in a box near the study area.
*Homework time needs to be a time when your child can
concentrate. Work at
reducing distractions and
When to call the teacher?
child is having a great deal of difficulty, schedule a conference with your
*The teacher may be unaware that your child is
having trouble with the assignments.
*Together you can work out a plan for
your child's success.