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the school that my grandson attends don't take the time to help .He gets f on his report card in math .we have a tudor for him 1 night a week & they won't let him bring a book with him so the tudor ca

n help him . we have made trip after trip to school & nothing gets done what can we do to get him help.

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Faye M.

Asked by Faye M. at 8:59 PM on Dec. 4, 2013 in Teens (13-17)

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  • What is specifically having trouble with? Have you checked out Khan Academy? It is free and you can learn various topics and specific things in math-


    Answer by JeremysMom at 9:11 PM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • You can get an advocate, contact the superintendent, and learn to use punctuation/grammar/capitalization. If you are communicating with the school as poorly as you are trying to communicate with us they are not going to take you very seriously.

    Answer by Crafty26 at 9:32 PM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • You match in there and yell, and you don't stop yelling till something gets done.
    How is he expected to do homework and study?

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 9:34 PM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • Yeah, what crafty said. No offense, but maybe getting someone who is more articulate to communicate with the school is a good idea. Like crafty said, contact the superintendent and get the child what he needs.

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 9:37 PM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • is he supposed to do homework if he doesnt have a textbook at home? sounds like a teenager lie to me. or a really shitty school district. even so a tutor should be able to look at old homeworks and see where your grandson needs help.

    have you asked what the school can do for your grandson or have you angrily demanded they do something specific? did you go up there and ASSume his teacher hates him/refuses to help him/is somehow picking on your perfect angel? if so, you reap what you sow.

    is your grandson a good kid with bad grades or a brat that refuses to be helped in class? does he care about his grades, cause if he's not motivated nothing will help him? how much sleep does he get? does he have a set homework place removed from distractions? does he have a job that takes up time he should be spending on school work? is he turning in homework? what is HE doing (or not doing) that has earned him that F?

    Answer by okmanders at 10:06 PM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • My SD was having trouble in French and the first thing the teacher did was sign out a second book from her class so SD could have it at home. If that's not possible find out the book info and track down your own copy or similar.

    Answer by tessiedawg at 10:43 PM on Dec. 4, 2013

  • You can purchase almost any textbook online, get the name of it and the year it was made, and order one for him to have at home. It also should be available on the school website in most cases.
    It isn't unusual for school's to not allow each child their own book, they use them for several classes. I agree with others someone needs to go to the school and speak with the teachers etc.

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 8:52 AM on Dec. 5, 2013

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    Answer by KTElite at 8:57 AM on Dec. 5, 2013

  • Spectrum makes great books sold for around ten dollars. I found a math curriculum book at a local popular book seller. It has the common core standards for each grade. Lots of teachers like Spectrum. It has work sheets, they are colorful and it is not all that expensive. You can also buy one that is at his level and not necessarily his grade level. Put in writing a request for worksheets. If he is failing then take those documented copies of the request and go to the superintendent. Shame the school for not working with your child. Document requests for after or before school tutoring. In the end if he is not getting what he needs from them then you can do this with him. It just takes a small amount of research and money to figure out what work is appropriate. There are great free worksheets on line.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:36 AM on Dec. 10, 2013

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