Arisa, can you arrange a meeting with Victor's parents. He failed another test last week, and has been struggling for a while in my class. I want to talk to his parents.
Ok, I will call his parents and arrange a time.
Mrs. Goodwill, Victor has been struggling in Mandarin class for a while, and has already failed 2 vocabulary tests. Here is the test results.
Oh, no, that's a very low score.
He does same thing at home, it always takes a long time for him to finish his homework.
I've already observed him for a while, he easily gets distracted in class and can not stay on track with his tasks. This makes him fail to do enough practice in class.
What should we do to help him at home?
Right now, I've already moved him to a quiet corner to help him concentrate and assigned a student who has great self-management skills to help him in class work. But I also need your help at home.
It's a good way to help him, but both of us don't speak Chinese at home, how do we know he reads the words correct?
Let's make a small task for him to do everyday, for example, read and learn 3 Chinese words a day, and keep track to make a dictionary. Everyday you check his work and sign the work. Next day ask him to show off his work to me, and I will also sign on his work.
There are some good online resources you can use to help him. Like "Quizlet" and "Pandaskills", He has already joined my Quizlet class, and "Pandaskills" is also on his iPad. If you still think you can't help him, you can also consider to hire a private tutor.
OK, I will check the online resources and think about the tutor thing.