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Help with Homework

Tutoring Newly Arrived Students in English can be fun and challenging. Here are some resources to help.

Australian Sites

MATHS DICTIONARY – an animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 600 common mathematical terms in simple language

MATHS WORKSHEETS @ Teach Your Children Well – hundreds of worksheets for primary students

From Around the World

BRITISH COUNCIL: LEARN ENGLISH KIDS – Learn English online – games, print and do, songs, stories, writing topics. Designed for younger students.

BBC SKILLWISE – factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and games to help improve your skills in grammar, reading, writing, maths and much more.

FACT MONSTER offers help on topics like geography, maths, science, history, language and social studies. It also has a Skills area that helps with writing, studying and revision techniques.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC has a search engine that will bring up information on nearly everything you type in. You can decide whether you need images, written information, maps, and there is also a help wizard if you get stuck.

BBC – SOS TEACHER answers your homework, coursework and revision questions. Look through the archive of questions that have been answered.

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Thanks for watching, we hope you enjoyed the live broadcast

Below you can access more information and resources about 21 September,

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Peace Building

Peace One Day Educational Resources

Image: Mike Kline

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home_reading_helpThis is the second in the series, “How to help your child with reading homework.” Last we spoke about helping your child become an independent reader suggesting that it’s best to give your child control in the process of reading, for example they hold the book and turn the pages themselves. Teacher talk for this is being,  “a guide from the side” not “a sage from the stage.”

Today we expand on that theme and answer the question, “What do you do when your child stumbles over words or stops and looks at you, wanting you to supply the word they can’t read?”

Do you just tell them the word? In most cases, my answer will be no. Why not? [click to continue…]

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If your child gets stuck with their homework a free online tutoring service may be just the thing. They offer free help in English, Maths, Science and assignments for years 4 – 12.

It’s a one to one service so your child connects directly to a qualified tutor online where they can chat, draw on the whiteboard and send in their assignments or share a website.

You can connect to Your Tutor through most public libraries in Australia, you just enter your library card number and you are instantly connected to the tutor. [click to continue…]

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