Tutoring is available after school in the Media Center:
Tuesdays 2:30-4:00pm (late bus is available)
Wednesdays 2:30-4:00pm (late bus is available)
Suggestions for Struggling Students
THINGS YOU CAN DO
- USE PARENTCONNECT. Email Mrs. Brenda Trager (email@example.com) in the main office. She will send your parents a username, password, and instructions about using ParentPortal in MiStar to keep track of your grades.
- GET ORGANIZED. Use folders and binders. No loose paper in backpacks or in books. Put the date on all of your notes and homework. It’s easier to put things in order by date.
- FIND STUDY PARTNERS. Have a study partner in each class. Find a friend to work with and contact whenever you’re absent. Have two names and phone numbers in your agenda for friends in each class.
- ASK YOUR TEACHER FOR HELP. Ask your teacher when you can meet to get additional help.
- DO HOMEWORK AT THE SAME TIME EVERY DAY. Designate a specific time for homework every day—same time and same place. Start homework before dinner. Reward yourself with breaks.
- ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS. Put away your phone, turn off the TV, quit texting, and step away from the computer. Budget your time so you can use them again after your homework is done.
- SEEK OUT A PAID TUTOR. Ask your counselor for a list or find it on the Counseling webpage.
- MODIFY YOUR STUDY TECHNIQUES.
- MAKE FLASH CARDS TO HELP YOU STUDY. These can be made on note cards or on the computer.
Tips to be Successful
Free online resource to assist with math and sciences - http://www.khanacademy.org/
The Michigan Electronic Library: http://mel.org/SPT--BrowseResourcesNewMeL.php
Math help: http://www.webmath.com/
Study Skills: http://www.how-to-study.com/ or http://www.studygs.net/ or http://testtakingtips.com/
Various Subjects: http://www.hippocampus.org/
Making Flash Cards: http://quizlet.com/
Free online resource to assist with all subjects - www.sophia.org
Oakland University’s Reading Clinic – Application & Fee Required
The Reading Clinic is for children in grades 1-12. Fee is $300. The clinic is held at Oakland University’s School of Education and Human Services building. Paula Peck is in charge of the clinic applications. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248.370.3054 or visit: https://wwwp.oakland.edu/rla/programs-for-children/reading-clinics/
Sylvan Learning - http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/
University of Detroit Mercy Reading skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults. Locations in Rochester, Troy and Bloomfield Hills. Lots of different sessions are available. For more information or to Register, call 1-800-964-9974 or visit: