Pete – Year 11: “You’ve altered the course of his whole life”
Pete first came to see us at Fruition Tuition in the beginning of 2013 as he was embarking on Year 9. He was experiencing difficulty with Written Expression, which was frustrating and de-motivating for him because Pete is very creative, with sound, intelligent ideas that he couldn’t commit to paper. As his mother put it at the time, “It’s all there, he just doesn’t know how to get it out”.
Pete’s resistance to learning at this time was so severe that his mother’s goal then was to ensure that he made it to the end of Year 10 without dropping out of school sooner. Working with a highly skilled and experienced English tutor, Barney, Pete learned about the framework of structure, stylistic forms, how to apply these to narrative, as well as essential Study Skills such as time management. Eventually, Pete incorporated Maths into his Learning Program, and his sister attended for Tertiary Studies tuition in aviation too. Now, 2 years later as Pete works through the first semester of Year 11, he couldn’t be prouder of his ongoing achievements – and we couldn’t be prouder of him.
Pete’s tutor Barney has vowed, “No matter what happens – I’ll be with Pete until the end of Year 12”, and as they celebrate 2 years of working together, Pete’s mother couldn’t have put it more truly when she said, “You’ve altered the course of his whole life”.
Responding to report cards – Grange Tutors
Once again it is report card season. It’s a time that can bring a smile to your child’s face while creating significant anxiety for another. Regardless of how they are received, report cards are an unavoidable part of your child’s school life and are a valuable tool in assessing and planning for student’s success. Finding the best tutors for your child can be crucial. Our local Grange tutors provide our students with success and confidence.
Furthermore, it is important to make the most of your child’s report card to sustain good results and to make improvements for next time. If the gaps are beginning to show, it may be time to support your child with a tutor.
Try these strategies to make the most of the report card:
- Always look on the bright side. If the academic grades are not what you had hoped for, look at the comments regarding effort and behaviour. Praise your child for the efforts that have been made.
- Talk rather than react. Take the time to talk with your child and ask questions. How have they been coping in class and did they feel prepared for the assessment task? If effort and behaviour were less than satisfactory and you feel as thought express your disappointment and discuss why.
- Review the homework routine. Homework reflects work that is being completed in class and provides an opportunity for you to monitor progress. Ensure your child has an allocated time and place to complete set tasks, and make yourself available to answer questions and examine the quality of work.
- Set goals. While results on the current report card can’t be changed, the next report is yet to be written. Discuss with your child what they are hoping to achieve in the New Year and set realistic goals that enable this to transpire.
- The Best Grange Tutors. At Fruition, we will determine your child’s strength and growth areas, preferred learning style and the best strategies for success. We will then create an individualised learning program for your child. Act now and book a tutor at Fruition Tuition Grange.