Just like me, do you ever notice and pity any of your class mates who is just too dull to comprehend and apprehend what is going on in the class? Without any doubt, there is a particular result the dude and other classmates always expect in regard to any of his performance.
Sometimes, you see these dull guys with a pathetic look. You feel sorry for them. You wish they could just get the fact that everything going on in the class is not too complex.
The problem of dull students is not being taught but the inability to understand what is being taught. You explain things to them again and again, but the water keeps falling on the body of the cup.
Seriously, it takes a committed teacher to help a dull student out. But what if the student is still not performing despite the teacher’s effort, how can you help as a Classmate and a good friend?
That is what we will be treating in this article.
You really can start engaging your dream of influencing and imparting lives starting from this basic level. Believe me, it’s worth it. I you will find out why.
So very quickly let me share with you powerful steps to help a low-performing classmate.
1. Find Out The Cause
The first step to take in helping a low-performing Classmate is to find out what could be causing their low-performance.
One of the common mistakes our teachers does is addressing every student with the same pattern and approach. Unknowingly for these, the issues of every student is dissimilar. Meanwhile, one kind of key can’t open different kinds of doors.
Even if a pupil is good in a subject and otherwise in another, there is a reason for that. The only way to help is not to just start teaching even though that’s included. The first step is to find out what the problem is. Then you have the solution.
You can never skip this step and help a non-performing Classmate. Now let’s explore what the possible reasons for any non-performing Classmate may be.
Possible Causes Of A Non-performing Classmate
Note that the following might not be all but are surely part of the causes for many non-performing students.
1. He/she Is a slow learner
I really don’t use to believe that there’s such as slow learners because I wasn’t. So it was easy to criticize anyone who is not performing really bad in my class just like any other brilliant pupils. But truly, they exist.
Sincerely, these set of people unlike the third cause are willing to know. But they need few more minutes to go through examples after examples and meditate on them than others before they can understand.
To know if a person is a slow learner is as simple as teaching him/her something new then ask a question immediately after 2 examples. If this person cannot provide the correct answer, then he was listening but not hearing you.
2. He/she Is having personal challenges
Personal challenges surely affects your study generally. How? It avoid people from focusing.
Have you ever witnessed a student being called about three times while the lecture is going on then suddenly answered as if he/she was woken up from sleeping meanwhile his/her eyes are widely open?
Examples includes family crisis.
Also, there are some challenges that causes depression. It Weaken one’s brain and gradually damage it.
Example of this includes a lady being assault, addictions and more…
To know if the cause of a non-performing Classmate is having any personal challenges and issues is just by studying his/her focus and moods.
Is he always quite? Is she constantly carried away? That’s part of the symptoms of what you are trying to find out.
3. He/she Is just lazy
Lazy people are by choice. But you might be wondering why you still need to help them. Well you are about to find out.
Remember your prospects is to impart and help those whom you’re are capable of helping at this level.
Truly, the lazy people are the hardest one to help. That’s the first fact you need to register on your mind. They might even discourage you in your engagement of helping, which takes a solidified motivation to still go ahead.
These set of people are the ones that fails to attend to assignments, frequently miss every lectures and prays to find someone to depend on in the exams.
To find out if the cause of a Low-performing Classmate is laziness is by studying is his/her responses, attitude and responsibilities in academic plaetue.
How To help A Low-performing Classmate
After finding out what the cause for the low-performance of the student you want to help, you can go ahead in exercising the following tips to help him/her out to join the performing squad to.
The first general step to take which is occurred to the three groups, is
- Create a tutor time
- Create a meeting place
- Get a special note book and other needed materials
But once again, please be sure and certain you have found out what the cause is. You really don’t want to end up frustrating yourself and wasting you time.
1. How Help A Slow Learner Classmate
One thing you must first realize is the main key to help this kind of person is repetition. Repetition is helpful for everyone; but as for slow learner, it’s a key.
So how do you turn a navigate repetition into a useful and simple system to help a slow learner?
(1) REPEAT EACH LEARNING POINT MORE THAN YOU NORMALLY WOULD
You would need to repeat what you have said before again and again although it might seem unnecessary at a point. But you need to bring yourself down to your client’s standard to be able to follow.
(2) GIVE SEVERAL EXAMPLES
Try not to make statement without giving an example. It’s advisable to Give examples with what this person is related to most.
You can also go as far as demonstrating if necessary.
(3) SLOW DOWN WHILE COMMUNICATING
A very good way to help a slow learner is also by slowing down while explaining whatever it is you’re treating. It’s gives him/her few seconds to assimilate and ponder on each words and sentences.
Also, try to give him/her space to finish a sentence for you before you land just to see if he or she is truly following.
(4) PROVIDE AUDIO & VIDEO MEDIUM
As you already know by now that repeatition is the key to helping slow learners, they need a permanent and easy to access medium to assure what they are being taught does not shrinks away but sinks instead.
You can record your conversation during the tutor session together. It might be audio so he/she can plug with a earbud or earpiece while walking around.
Or a video so as to see again and remember any demonstration you made or even the examples of the subject being treated like mathematics.
(5) GIVE LIMITLESS ROOMS TO QUESTION
The reason why this part is the last is because it will be done mostly by friend who you’re teaching.
Make sure he ask questions, it’s a proof that truly he/she has followed you to that point.
2. If He/She is facing any personal challenges
(1) CREATE A RELATIONSHIP
One of the symptoms of someone performing lowly because of personal issues is depression. And the depression will grow deeper when the victim is all alone by him/herself.
He/she needs someone caring and thoughtful to share burden with. And you by yourself must be trustworthy by yourself.
Draw close to this person after certain investigations about him/her build intimacy between each others.
Be careful not do this for self profit. Especially when it’s an opposite sex. If you ain’t pure enough, it’s not what you can do.
(2) SHOW MORE LOVE
With carefulness, express love in your words and actions towards him/her. Make him/her feel important.
You can also share a bit about yourself that is challenging and could motivate her out of what he/she is going through.
This probably is the most important part. You need to talk to God who is perfect in comforting His creature. He knows which part to touch, turn, breathe on to establish a strong heartfelt comfort.
I really believe in God and can die for His truth. Why? Because I am convicted and what I write here is not a suggestion but from experience.
Spend time talking to God about the person whom you want to help. Tell God to comfort him or from of any struggles the person might be going through. Tell Him to activate his/her intellect and brilliancy.
And I can assure you, you will be surprised at the result which the Lord will produce.
If He/She Is Just Lazy
Lazy people are not easy to help as stated earlier. But that’s not the perspective you should held in approaching such people.
No matter how rough and unattractive the shell of a pineapple is, it does not change the fact there is a sweetness in it. But you can’t access the sweetness without approaching it unmindful of the roughness of its skin.
Let’s quickly explore the tips of bringing out the sweetness in any Low-performing and lazy student unmindful of their weakness.
1. PORTRAITS AND LET THEM SEE THE ESSENTIALS OF BEING ACADEMICALLY SOUND
One of the reason you can lazy in an aspect of life is because you haven’t seen the relevance of being serious. You haven’t seen many people around you who are serious in that aspect produce a result convincing enough.
Many statements online and otherwise has laid too much trivialities on education to not be anyhow helpful in Success. Why? Too many educated people ain’t very influential after being certified nowadays.
No a lazy student, although not saying it out, has a reason to be unserious. But seeing from a higher level of light, with the knowledge of what a Low-performing Classmate could miss in future, you want to create a perfect an accurate picture of what way being brilliant is vital.
It might be by either working on your own self enough to win the hearts of people with influence or connections who are interested in the brilliancy of yours to promote whatever they are engaged into.
It might also be attending competitions to Win awards and prizes.
Then let the person you wanna help be aware of your achievements. And also about the fact that you actually heighten your level of seriousness to get those.
NOTE: That’s just an illustrations.
But the point is; in anyway which you can portrait or introduce an amazing picture or results beautiful enough to propel him/her to love what is going on in class.
(2) SHOW HIM/HER THE DANGER OF UNSERIOUS
Another useful tip to convince a lazy classmate is by showing him/her the danger ahead if he/she keeps going on in the unfruitful habit.
Their are probably many repercussions for anyone not taking education seriously. One of them is influence and exposure. You will find yourself somewhere higher than the present position that will define you unfit for lacking solid and efficient academic dedication.
Let’s borrow politics to illustrate. Isn’t it true that there are many of our leaders either in national or otherwise that got criticised for lacking a particular certificate and were defeated as a result? It’s easy to join in the conversation when people around talks about this. But with no idea how hurting that is.
Until you get there you won’t understand. Imagine your whole life dream, which you spent night and day to build, got connected to right, then was brought down in one day.
It’s a good idea if you can research for stories of people who have encountered suchlike tragedy in history to share with the person to see.
I’m case you read thus article up to this stage, myself with the company of all staffs in the this website are giving you a standing ovation right now.
Uou are such a great and amazing person. You have a wonderful and thoughtful spirit. You are well-honored for being passionate to help someone achieve the beauty of education.
All this tips you have just read are highly relevant and will work for you to accomplish your goal. Although, you might encounter many or several reasons to give up, but keep the drive active!
We rise by lifting others. The Low-performing Classmate you want help might become a very Influential personality someday in a high position. He or she will be too grateful to forget you. Either you are even than him or not by then.
The ball is in your court!
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