Thank you for meeting with me today. I wanted to discuss the project your daughter presented to me this week.
Sure, no problem. My daughter says you gave her zero for the research section. She is quite upset.
Yes, I can understand why she is upset, but she admitted to me that you had done all of the research for her on this project. Is this true?
Yes, it is. She is wanting to improve her grades and we felt that we could help by doing her research for her.
OK, thank you for being honest. But let me remind you that in the rubric I sent you by email, your daughter was supposed to do the research herself, with you only helping when needed.
I know that, but she asked us and we didn't think it would be too much of a problem.
I can appreciate that. And your daughter has been doing very well so far in my class. But I gave them this project so they could practice certain skills they will need later this year, and moving into next year. By doing the work for her, she is not learning, and this could affect her abilities later on at school.
Can I ask that in future, any questions you have about any assignment I give your daughter, that you email me for clarification first? That way we can avoid any confusion and make sure your daughter gets the most out of the activities she is asked to do.
Yes, of course. We only want what's best for my daughter. Thank you for letting me know.
That's great. I appreciate your support in this. I will inform the academic principal that this matter has been addressed and we can move forward with continuing to help your daughter. Have a great day.
Yes, you too. And please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.