Teachers: Encourage your student to talk with his/her teacher. “Students who need help often shy away from asking for it, but people—like teachers and tutors—are in that profession because they love being asked to help students.” Your student’s teachers are experts in their course content and expectations; therefore, teachers are the best place to start when a student is struggling. To prepare your student to ask for help read "The Right Way to Ask Your Teachers for Help".
Office Hours: Often times, it is quite helpful for students to rethink the end of the school day. Instead of a student’s school day ending at 2:45, the student should plan on staying until 3:45pm in the extended day room to work on homework.
Students can also make prior arrangements with their teacher to get help after school for individual subjects.
Online homework help from Revolution Prep is available for a monthly service fee. More information can be found in this Revolution Prep Flyer or on the Revolution Prep website. Mention SJCP when contacting them about their services.
Additional help can be found in the Tips & Tools for Better Learning.
Counselors: School Counselors can help mediate between teachers, parents and student if necessary. Counselors can help students with stress management, time management, and self-advocacy skills that help to make a positive impact on grades. In addition, school counselors can help identify any personal issues that may be affecting a student’s academic performance. Counselors can provide the students with the skills and resources to seek and follow-through with help – academically, socially and emotionally.
Assistant Head of School: Should all other avenues be exhausted to improve the student’s academic performance; the Assistant Head of School should be contacted.