Thank you, Mrs. May! Alex talks about you and his classmates all the time!
Welcome, Mr. Sterling! Thank you for coming. It is great to meet you. Please, have a seat.
Alex is a very polite and cheerful student who always arrives on time in classes and is never a disruption in class. Alex has been achieving high scores on his tests in the first semester and he was really engaged while working on his assignments. However, as I already informed you through our school information system, he failed in two consecutive unit tests.
Yes, thank you for keeping us informed about the results. My wife and I looked at the results you and we’re surprised.
It is disheartening to see such a bright boy to suddenly perform this low. I believe, based on the previous results in the first semester, that Alex is capable of achieving good results.Did Alex mention anything about school? About math classes? Test results? Do you have any idea why Alex is not performing well?
No, he has not mentioned anything to us. We spoke to him after seeing his weaker than usual results and he just answered that the topic was not his favorite. We are unsure what else to do.
I have tried a few strategies so far to help him achieve better results. I assigned catch-up test homework, some extra online exercise, I have also asked Alex to keep a math diary until the next unit test.
Is there anything we can do to support him at home?
Yes, I could really do with your help. Could you please regularly check his math diary. You do not need to understand the math Alex is speaking to you about. The idea is that Alex articulates what he finds difficult to you as a way to prepare to communicate to me in class. Also, the next time I assign catch-up work or extra online exercise I will message you. I would appreciate it if you could check Alex’s work that evening.
That sounds good. These are definitely things where we can support Alex at home.
That’s great to hear. Thank you for your support. I will send you weekly updates on Alex’s progress and we can have another meeting within a month to discuss the outcomes and re-evaluate our proposed strategies. Please also let me know in the meantime if there is anything else you and Mrs. Sterling think would be helpful for Alex or if you have any additional concerns or questions.
Thank you for keeping us informed, Mrs. May. We’ll keep in touch.