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Start tutoring with Khan Academy
Many students use Khan Academy at home to reinforce what they’re learning in school, for homework help, or simply as a fun educational activity.
- If you’d like to help a child use Khan Academy outside the classroom, we recommend following the steps below.
Create an account for yourself
Connect with your child
Connect with your child by creating their account or connecting with their existing account.
- If the child already has a Khan Academy account, they can simply add you as a teacher by going to khanacademy.org/coaches.
- If the child is 13 or older, they can go to khanacademy.org to create their own account and then add you as a teacher at khanacademy.org/coaches.
- If the child is under 13 and you're their parent, you can create an account for them by following these instructions.
- If the child is under 13 and you're not their parent, you can create an account for them by following these instructions.
Try out what your child will be learning
If your child has significant gaps in their math knowledge, you may want them to work on Early Math, Arithmetic, or Pre-algebra. Or you could try one of Khan Academy's Get ready for grade level courses that help students strengthen fundamental skills. Starting with the basics not only helps learners build firm foundations but also can increase their confidence in math.
If your child is using Khan Academy just for fun, feel free to let them explore and learn whichever topics interest them most!
Check out our tips for using Khan Academy with your child
In our resources for parents and mentors, we've compiled stories and best practices from a wide variety of Khan Academy users. We hope these articles and videos give you ideas that you can adapt for your own child and situation! Encouraging your child is a great place to start.
Learn something for yourself
One of the best ways to support your child's learning on Khan Academy is to set an example. Perhaps you want to brush up on your own math skills, or maybe you want to compete with your child to see who can earn the most points or master the most skills. Pick a topic that interests you, and show your child that learning is a lifelong process!
Have your child log in
It's important for your child to log in to their account - not yours - every time they work on Khan Academy. That way, your child can earn mastery points and badges! More importantly, you and your child will both be able to track their progress.
Once you've logged out and helped your child log in, let them start their course. We suggest framing Khan Academy as a fun activity or reward instead of studying or a chore!
Have your child sign up for free tutoring at Schoolhouse.world
If your child is at least 13 years old, they are eligible to receive free, virtual support from peer tutors at Schoolhouse.world, a non-profit organization founded by Sal Khan of Khan Academy. After creating their account, your child can receive live math homework help and attend small-group sessions in math, SAT preparation, and more—hosted by fellow students! As they learn and build their confidence, they can even earn community service hours by volunteering as peer tutors themselves.
Check out our parent stories for even more ideas about how to tutor with Khan Academy. Most importantly, feel free to experiment to find out what works for you!
Want to join the conversation?
- How can I print a list of videos and the exercise for each grade level seperately?(6 votes)
- The best place is the list at https://www.khanacademy.org/commoncore(5 votes)
- I am a parent coaching several children in our family this summer. They want to make their profiles available to each other, but not the rest of the world. Is there a way to share profiles within a group of children coached by the same person?(5 votes)
- "Couldn't find that coach." They're users who are coached, not coaches themselves. So, kids cannot see each others profiles, progress, avatars, badges, nothing. Makes badges kind of pointless.(1 vote)
- at what age should kids start using khan academy?(3 votes)
- I don't think there are limit ages to start using Khan Academy at all, it has useful resources for all ages! However, I'd say that a child younger than 8 years old (without supervision) won't take the most of this site.
- Hi, I am a parentand have signed up to encourage my son to enjoy Maths more. I have added both my children evrn though my daughter is too young. I am struggling to make progress beyond that. While I can access material as a learner, I don't seem to be abke to assign material to my son as a coach. Please can you advise me on how I do this? Many thanks.(4 votes)
- The best way to tell your student(what you’d like them to study is to make a recommendation: https://www.khanacademy.org/coach-res/reference-for-coaches/how-to/a/make-a-recommendation. Students can also work on grade-level content by choosing a mission. We encourage you and your students to use missions, which you can read more about here: https://www.khanacademy.org/coach-res/k12-classrooms/plan-and-teach-k12/a/personalize-your-instruction-with-missions.(1 vote)
- Does anyone have some more reward ideas?(3 votes)
- I ask my kids to do at least 10 minutes a night and 70 minutes a week. I frequently review their progress before they are allowed "free" screen time. They are generaliy strong in math, but still find it a good review.(3 votes)
- Does KA connect tutors with students or is that something tutors need to do on their own?(2 votes)
- Schoolhouse.world, a complementary not-for-profit also founded by Sal Khan, helps you find tutors and tutor others.(3 votes)
- I was having my kids do Khan Academy by points a day, and now they tell me they don't see them. They have to now ask me (the coach) how many points they have. It was really working great, but now they (and I) don't know where to look for it for them to see it. Has it moved somewhere else?Thanks.(2 votes)
- Although gaining points off of videos no longer is a Khan Academy feature. i do agree that skills is a much better way to go due to high value badges like sun or black hole badges that will earn people hundreds of thousands of points(2 votes)
- Can I leave my child with you till I finally get my head out of 5324 willow road.(2 votes)
- how many games do you have(2 votes)
- My child is completing the lessons I assign. Am I able to set up KA on "auto pilot", so that lessons will automatically queue up based on his progress? Dreambox and prodigy apps do this and he has made great progress.(2 votes)