Repetition can be extremely helpful in the learning patterns of students and should be used on a daily basis when tutoring children with their homework. Skills such as math, reading and writing, and learning a new language can be easily learned with the assistance of some suggestive repetition.
Repetition is especially useful when tutoring as children may not have been given the chance to repeat the information that was learned within the classroom setting. When the child is tutored using repetition they are given the chance to use the information learned in the classroom setting and combine it with the practice that they have been exposed to during the tutoring session.
In the past few years learning by repetition has been associated with forming the connection of synapses in brain cells. This assists in not only learning the information, but in recalling that information throughout the lifetime of the child. Once this information has been committed to memory with the use of repetition, this information may be more easily recalled in the future.
Many skills that are learned through childhood homework assignments are skills that are going to be called upon for further learning. The pyramid of learning that is created can be based upon the repetition of the skills that children learn in their formative and early years.
Repetition is not the end all be all of learning. The learner begins with a limited amount of information (be it words or concepts), and adds in concepts as the process goes along. Gradually, the child will need less and less repetition as he or she learns the concepts which are built upon in the future.
Repetitive teaching techniques can be extremely useful with homeschool tutoring.