Help, my mentee never brings any homework to the sessions!
School – can the teacher advise or ensure that work is sent home on the day you meet? Ask L2L or the family to get in touch with them.
Find out what your mentee is interested in and get books and resources linked to this.
Do a project that they can show their family and their teacher.
Remember non-fiction can be better than fiction- e.g. First News, Horrible Histories books.
Make sure L2L buys you workbooks and reading books as back ups.
“Starter” activity books written for teachers might also be useful.
Find free websites that have educational games on them. Start with BBC Bitesize.
Check if the school pays for educational websites that the child will have a login for.
Use games as a reward for finishing work.
Work towards a trip – maybe even use this as a reward for completing work that the mentee might think is “boring”!
Trips – if you are doing trips, decide on a project linked to this, and look at museum websites for child-friendly exercises, plan in advance and perhaps write up afterwards in postcard, poster or leaflet form.
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