The answer is more complicated than it seems. It depends in part, on whether the academic difficulty has appeared just recently or has been a problem for a long time. In other words, has he or she always had problems with a subject such as math or reading, or is it a recent, perhaps subject specific problem with American history or biology? Is it a question of test anxiety? Is your teen doing homework regularly, or is he or she not turning it into the teacher?
One recent tool to help parents follow their student’s progress is internet access to the student record. That way parents can see for themselves how the student is doing, rather than be surprised with a bad progress report. Many teachers are also quite willing to respond to parental requests for information on a student’s performance.
If, after consultation with the teacher, there is still a problem, it may be time to call for help. Rather than the one-size-fits-all tutoring provided by a tutoring center chain, your teen may benefit more from the individualized attention provided by an experienced, caring professional. For the best result, Contact Advantage Learning Center today for a consultation.