Monday, January 5, 2009

New Thing #360--Assistance

When I made the decision to close my tutoring center last year, I knew there would be a small number of students who wouldn't be finished with all the classes for their high school diploma. I told them (and their parents) I would be happy to offer support as they completed the requirements for graduation.

The students were all using a correspondence curriculum. They worked at their own pace, and the tests were mailed to the school as they got completed. However, one of the purposes of my center was to provide encouragement and assistance to the students. Now they'd be doing the work on their own.

Today was the first day back to school for many schools, and the first time I met one of my former students to answer questions he had about a test.

We arranged to meet outside the library of the community college that's closest to his house. He arrived right on time, and we went into the library to find a table. I was impressed with the amount of work he had done on his own; after I answered a couple of questions, he quickly completed a test. We agreed that he would call me in a couple of days and let me know if he needed help with anything else.

I think I'll be doing this for a couple of months, depending on how many students I hear from.

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