It's that time of year again!
We are halfway through the third marking period and interims are out. Many schools send out interims, which are mid-marking period progress reports, to communicate with parents and keep them updated on their child's current performance.
Interims can be a helpful tool in providing parents with the information on their child's progress and pinpointing any difficulties that a student might be having so that he or she can make the necessary changes to be successful.
My Child's Interim Report Wasn't Good, Now What?
First, it's important not to overreact. An interim report is not a report card, and because they are issued half-way through a grading period they give you and your student a chance to bring his grades up before report cards are issued. If your child's interim report is not what you hoped, take a moment to discuss it with your child and see if they can share what the problem might be. Is he having trouble tackling his homework? Does the teacher move over material quickly in class? Is he having trouble staying organized and turning in work? Are his fellow students distracting him during class?
Develop a Plan
Once you've heard your child's concerns, it's time to move forward to address the problems and make a plan for success. That might involve a more regimented study routine, a conference with the teacher, or bringing a tutor into the mix.
Whether it filling in any gaps that a student might have, reteaching current material to improve understanding and grades, or helping to develop better organizational skills and study habits, our tutors can help. Our extraordinary team of 75+ tutors are specialized in any academic area needed. We connect you with a tutor who fits your needs, personality and approach to learning.
Give us a call today if we can help your student to bring up their grades, improve their confidence and have a successful rest of the school year!