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
You can find instructions here.
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 coach.
- If the child is 13 or older, they can go to khanacademy.org to create their own account and then add you as a coach.
- 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 wants to learn or review an entire grade level or subject, they can choose the appropriate mission. Each grade-level and subject-level mission covers all the Common Core standards for that grade or high school subject.
If your child has significant gaps in their math knowledge, you may want them to work on Early Math, Arithmetic, or Pre-algebra rather than a grade-level mission. 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!
- To learn more about the Common Core standards, check out Achieve the Core's Common Core resources.
- Curious about mission? Find out more here.
Check out our tips for using Khan Academy with your child
In our coach 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 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 mission. We suggest framing Khan Academy as a fun activity or reward instead of studying or a chore!
Check out our parent stories for even more ideas about how to tutor with Khan Academy. If you're interested in seeing more detailed information about your child's performance, explore our coach reports. Most importantly, feel free to experiment to find out what works for you!