Homework Helpline

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    Homework Helpline - 727-547-7223


    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.

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    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.

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    Homework Tips

     
    Establish a routine
    • Make a schedule and stick to it.
    • Decide with your child the best time and place for doing homework.  You may thin  the best time is right after school, but your child may need a break first and then do  their homework after dinner.
    • Do homework at the same time every day.  If you child is involved in after school  activities, homework comes first!  Since coaches sometimes change practice schedules from week to week, plan ahead to complete homework assignments.

    Set up a study area
    • Do homework in the same place every day.
    • Find a place with proper lighting where your child is comfortable.
    • A desk or table, even the kitchen table, can be used before or after dinner.

    Homework survival kit
    • Get the supplies your child needs: pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, paper, crayons,  dictionary, scissors, glue, ruler, calculator and other supplies.
    • Keep supplies in a box near the study area.

    Distractions
    • Homework time needs to be a time when your child can concentrate.  Work at reducing distractions and interruptions.

    When to call the teacher?
    • If your child is having a great deal of difficulty, schedule a conference with your child's  teacher.
    • 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.