As I’ve mentioned before once a week I have to stay after school for an hour and make myself availible to my students for tutoring. Towards the beginning of the year this one hour after school was quite a waste of time for me. I’d wait the whole time for no one to show up. It was rather frustrating as I knew my students needed the help but just weren’t asking for it.
Slowly but surely some students started coming on a regular basis. Every Tuesday I can expect to see about 4 or 5 girls mostly from my Geometry class to come ask me for help. They generally do their homework assignment for the day with me. As much as they say it helps them, for the most part these girls are really intelligent, so I don’t think they need me to succeed.
Anyway, last week tutoring happened to fall on the day before a test in 9th grade Algebra 1, and a quiz in both 9th grade Geometry and 8th grade Algebra 1. Wow… three assessment in four classes all on the same day. Tutoring had EXPLODED. There were about 20 kids that came, which is 15 more than the norm. I was buzzing around my room from student to student trying to figure out what each student needed from me. It was all kind of… exciting I guess. They finally came! They finally asked for help! And most importantly,
They all conquered their quizzes and tests!! The students that came for tutoring did substantially better on their assessment compared to their own average and the class average. It was truly a help to them. I really hope they noticed the difference it made in their grades, insha’Allah.
Tomorrow is another Tuesday, so we’ll see who shows up. There are some quizzes and tests this week, too, so hopefully some of the people who showed up last week will come back again for another push before studying.
I’m so happy! Alhumdu’lillah