The first step is always to talk to your teacher. To get the best results, follow these tips:
  1. Do not assume your teacher doesn't care. Your teacher cannot help you if he/she does not know you are struggling.
  2. Talk to your teacher one-on-one. The best time to do this is usually before or after school.
  3. Blaming your teacher for your difficulties rarely gets the desired results. Try to be non-confrontational and work WITH your teacher to improve the situation.
  4. Be willing to come in before or after school to get additional help. Always make prior arrangements with your teacher.
  5. Try to be specific about what part of the material or instructions is giving you trouble. "I don't get this" doesn't give your teacher the information she/he needs to help you.
  6. Try to use your class time wisely, and treat your teacher respectfully. When you do this, you will find that asking for extra help is almost always met with a positive response.

If talking to your teacher and going in for extra help does not solve the problem, see your counselor to explore other options.


Below, you will find some information that will help you with taking tests and making a homework plan.


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