Homework Help!

The best resources to go to when struggling with school assignments.

As finals week is rolling around the corner, countless students have found themselves struggling to finish assignments. Whether it be procrastination or difficulty understanding concepts, these assignments are starting to pile up. Unfortunately, semester grades are also beginning to finalize, so now is the time to fix these issues. Below are some resources that can help.


Tutoring Tuesdays

Every Tuesday from 3-4, the library hosts Tutoring Tuesdays where students can be peer tutored by other CHS students. Fortunately, there are tutors available for practically every subject taught at Chesterton. Don’t feel afraid to just stop by even for a few minutes. For example, you might end up finding a fantastic math tutor who can help you pass the class. Moreover, don’t feel ashamed, for everybody needs help at some point in their life. These tutors will not judge you and might even be getting help from other students as well. Additionally, every student should have a Tutoring Tuesdays module in canvas. If you click on virtual tutor, you can find easy access to a list of virtual tutors for multiple subjects. For more information, contact Mrs. Henderlong at [email protected]


Tutor Lab

In addition to Tutoring Tuesdays, CHS also has a Tutor Lab available from first block to B lunch Monday to Friday. Students can go to room B153 if they do not understand a specific subject. Multiple tutors will be there to help for a variety of subjects offered at CHS. For more information, contact Mrs. Goodman at [email protected]


Ask Rose

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology provides this free homework help platform for Indiana students in need of math and science tutoring. They have an abundance of tutors for grades 6th to 12th. In order to get help, students can call 877-ASK-ROSE. They also have alternative options, such as emailing and live video chatting with these tutors. For more information, visit https://askrose.org


Khan Academy and Youtube

In almost every case, Khan Academy and Youtube will have countless videos on any subject you are struggling with. In order to find the right video on Youtube, look up the topic you are having trouble with and click on the first couple videos (unless you know a specific channel will do a better job). For Khan Academy, go to Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practicehttps://www.khanacademy.org. It may have you fill out a few quick questions at first. After, type the name of the subject or the specific topic into the search bar in order to get a variety of videos and practice questions for it. These are well known resources that will almost always help with any troubling assignments.


Talk to your teachers!

While some teachers may be intimidating, their job is to help students. Do not feel afraid to ask them questions. It is important to begin homework early in case questions do arise as you are completing assignments. Students can email their questions to teachers or even ask them for passes in order to visit them during SRT or after school. Moreover, they might be able to give you more helpful resources that are specific to their subject. Make sure to communicate your concerns and difficulties with your teachers—you may not be the only one feeling this way.


Pomodoro Technique

It is especially important to be on top of your assignments. Late assignments can greatly impact your grade in a very negative manner. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method for students, especially procrastinators. When done correctly, this technique is known to increase students’ focus while also increasing the quality of their work. These are the steps of the Pomodoro Technique:

  1. Pick a task.
  2. Set a 25-minute timer.
  3. Work on the task until the time is up.
  4. Take a five minute break. 
  5. Every four pomodoros, take a longer break of around 15 to 30 minutes.

During these breaks, try to stay away from addictive distractions, such as phones and television. This will help you to get back on track once the break is over. 


Guidance Counselors

If you are truly struggling with school assignments to the point that it’s impacting your health, talk to your guidance counselors. They may be able to help you find alternative classes or approaches to these problems. While school is very important, your physical and mental health is also vital. Talking to your guidance counselor can help immensely, and it never hurts to try.