The average Australian parent finished high school at least 14 years ago, so it’s not surprising that 88% of mothers and fathers admit they’re unable to always help their children with school homework.
A new study from Yourtutor.com.au, an online tutoring service offering one-on-one expert study help, reveals that although one third of Australian children struggle with homework at least weekly, most parents aren’t able to offer a solution.
Lack of time, inadequate levels of knowledge, and an inability to afford support services were the main reasons for the barrier, with 62% of parents with teens stressing that times had drastically changed since they were their children’s age.
Jack Goodman, father of three and Founder of Yourtutor.com.au says, “While parents have the best intentions, they’re often not able to help and this can lead to stress and arguments within families. Luckily services in Australia are adapting to provide families with convenient and cost-effective solutions, such as YourTutor, which gives students assistance from accredited education professionals within minutes.”
It’s no surprise that maths and science are the two subjects stumping the highest number of parents; with 60% admitting these are their biggest struggle. 39% of mums and dads also revealed that they aren’t even able to understand primary level maths homework.
But before parents get too concerned, Mr Goodman adds, “STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) may be the hardest for parents to assist with, however a lot of the time they’re the simplest subjects for teachers and tutors to explain to students, so even if you aren’t able to help, there is always someone who is.”
YourTutor.com.au is a one-to-one tutoring service that connects students with some of the country’s best, brightest and rigorously screened teachers, lecturers and PhD students. The program is open six days a week from 3pm-midnight, giving students unprecedented access to education professionals when they need it most.
Founded in 2003, YourTutor.com.au has become the most trusted online tutoring and study help site in the education industry and was previously only available through Australian universities, TAFEs, schools, libraries and governments. Since 2015YourTutor.com.au has been accessible to every family around the country, helping Aussie children make the most out of their education.