We’ve all been stumped by heavy homework loads at some point.
From tricky math equations to ambiguous essay questions and frustrated exchanges with parents who try in vain to help.
A new homework club at Wandana Community Centre aims to minimise schoolwork stressors through fun and informal extra-curricular support.
The club meets weekly on Tuesday evening, with Coordinator Rafael Lopez and two experienced volunteers on hand to tackle whatever task or topic secondary students bring.
“They might need help with their homework or support to manage other worries,’’ said Rafael.
The club started early this month and has the capacity to work with up to 15 young people each week.
Rafael said language barriers were a common challenge for students from diverse cultural backgrounds who had reached out to the club for help.
“Even if they can speak English, often their parents can’t, so the students don’t have the support they need at home to feel confident with their studies,’’ he said.
“We hope to fill that gap.’’
In addition to homework, students can seek help for emotional and social challenges, and with tasks such as resume writing and completing job applications.
“Whatever they need, we will try and help,’’ Rafael said.
Supported by Morialta Trust Inc, the group is aimed at students in Years 7 to 12.
*The club meets every Tuesday from 4pm to 5.30pm at 14 Blacks Rd, Gilles Plains. For more information, phone Wandana Community Centre on 8215 6330 or email email@example.com