There are many actions that students may take at HHS to be successful in their classes. Of course, the successful student has excellent attendance, is an active participant in class discussion, completes their homework. There are other tips and suggestions that will assist in creating successful academic experiences while you are here at HHS.
- Tutoring with your teacher before school or after school. Contact your teacher ahead of time to determine their availability and put the appointment on your calendar or in your planner so you don't miss this opportunity. Oftentimes, a few minutes of one on one time with your teacher can make all the difference in the world!
- Math lunch time tutoring is available every day during 4th and 5th hour lunches. Very few students are taking advantage of this opportunity. This is a must do for students who have questions about their current math class.
- Get involved! Students who participate in school clubs and activities actually are more successful during high school.
- Do your homework - work smarter, not harder. Check out the homework tips below.
Homework Tips for Each Learning Style
Auditory learners are typically good at absorbing information from spoken words. They learn best by hearing information and using self-talk. They are usually verbal themselves, like explaining things, and have difficulty staying quiet for extended periods of time. They like to read (but are usually slow readers) and catch themselves whispering the words as they read. They memorize best by repeating things aloud, and enjoy music- often humming or singing while they work/study/read. Here are some tips to help an auditory learner learn:
- Ask them to talk to you or somewhat else about what they are learning
- · Seek verbal explanations
- · Recite important information aloud, perhaps recording it and playing it back
- · Use melodies, rhythms and beats to reinforce information
- · Read a book and listen to the audio book at the same time
- · Read essays aloud to identify errors or incomplete thoughts
- · Set information to a tune and sing it to help remember it
- · Limit distracting noises
Kinesthetic learners prefer to be active while studying and may not be able to focus while sitting still. These students move around a lot- often tapping their pencil, finger or foot while doing schoolwork. They have difficulty spelling, like solving problems by physically working through them, do not like to spend time reading, and have trouble sitting still for extended periods of time. They usually are physically active, are coordinated, and need to take frequent breaks when studying. Here are some strategies to help a kinesthetic learner learn:
- · Read aloud and track words on a page with a finger
- · Exercise shortly before studying
- · Write things down multiple times to commit them to memory
- · Do your “thinking” on paper
- · Highlight and underline
- · Memorize information while moving
- · Play with a stress ball or toy while studying
- · Move around or take frequent breaks
- · Do hands-on activities, such as building models or playing games
Visual learners benefit from seeing information on a chalkboard or in an illustration and may grow impatient listening for long periods of time. They typically like to read, are good spellers, and would rather watch, than talk or do. They notice details, are easily distracted by noise, and have trouble following verbal directions. They usually have good handwriting and like to doodle on their paper. Visual learners could try these strategies to help them learn.
- · Use flash cards to help with memorization
- · Study charts, tables, videos, models, puzzles, matching activities, and maps
- · Let them draw illustrations
- · Write things down and review notes
- · Highlight and underline
- · Use dry erase boards with colored markers
- · Draw pictures to help with word problems