Poor Performance

Poor test performance is almost always a result of poor work habits or a poor foundation. In an effort to help all students succeed in their math classes, Liberty Tutorials has developed the following strategy for struggling students.

If a student receives a C or lower on a test, the following steps are required:

Since the best way to succeed in the future is to build on a firm foundation:

The student must complete a test correction, correcting all missed problems and showing his work. Showing the work is important so the instructor can properly evaluate where problems are occurring and give students direction in overcoming those problems. Thus, incomplete corrections will not be accepted or graded, and the student will be instructed to try again.

Since the key to learning mathematics is doing the homework:

The student must submit each homework assignment until he earns an A or a B on a subsequent test. He will scan completed homework assignments and submit them via email before the following class. Submitted homework will not be graded, but it may be reviewed to see if it is being completed properly. Students are expected to implement any recommendations made concerning their homework habits.

Since math builds from year to year, and current struggles may be the result of insufficient preparation:

If the student continues to struggle, it is recommended that he begin working on a regular basis with a a knowledgeable person in a one-on-one setting. Some families have a parent or older sibling who can work with the student on a consistent basis, working through missed homework problems and building proper understanding. Other families will need to hire a tutor. Parents are responsible for both finding a tutor and paying tutoring fees.

Please understand that struggling students will continue to struggle unless significant changes are made. Students who fail to make the changes outlined above will be removed from the class and no refunds will be given.