AngieW in Texas Posted October 31, 2012 Share Posted October 31, 2012 My oldest is in danger of losing her scholarship because she is terrified to ask her teachers for help. That is the whole point of office hours. Professors WANT students to come to their office hours for help BEFORE they are drowning. I have this problem with some of the students in the classes I teach in my home. I have told them and even begged them to please ask me for help when they can't figure out the problems, but some of them just won't. They'll turn in an assignment with "I couldn't figure this one out" written for some of the problems. Of course, I have other students who will always ask when they don't get the same answer as the answer key in the back of the textbook. These students tend to do well because they get help when they first start getting lost rather than going around in circles and getting everything confused. The good students aren't necessarily the students who just know everything. Often, they are the students who realize that they don't understand and then ASK for help. I'm posting this on the high school board because it is easier to get your kids to ask for help while they are still living at home than when they are gone to college. I should have pushed my dd to go to her teachers' office hours for help more rather than helping her myself. I'm not able to help her with the things she is having problems with at school and she never got comfortable with asking her teachers for help. My middle dd has always been comfortable with this and has NO problems with emailing her teachers for help or going to their office hours to ask for clarification. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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