The Success Story Student
Karlee is a junior at one of the local high schools. I started working with her in late November. At that time she hated math, was super frustrated, and her grade reflected that. Karlee was referred to me by a friend, and we started working together, meeting twice a week.
Several changes needed to happen so that Karlee could start to experience success. First we needed to get out all of the negativity. Second, we needed to focus on not only completing homework, but doing it correctly. Lastly, we needed to build confidence when it came time to take the test. To give you an idea of where Karlee was mentally on test days, she would tell me that she would “run out of the classroom!”
Karlee did amazing, however because we started late in the semester, it was just too much to overcome to the poor grades throughout the semester leading up to that. She ended the semester with a passing grade but she was clearly upset that the grade was not better.
Then the magic started to happen. We bumped the tutor sessions to three to four times a week. The first test of the second semester was the highest grade she had received all year. From there, the success Karlee experienced was truly a great thing to witness and be a part of. Karlee leads her class, is involved in discussion during class, and is on her way to earning that A she desperately wants.
Karlee makes it a point to come to tutoring just to make sure that she understands the concepts. Karlee never misses a tutor session, and is particularly focused on earning an A. I call her the success story because when we started she had an F in class and all hope was nearly lost. With just a little extra effort she has been able to be one of the strongest students that I currently work with. Way to go Karlee! I am so very proud of your efforts.