It is not uncommon for students to discover that they do not excel in every discipline, nor should you expect them to. Even good students need academic support at some point in their studies. A student who has difficulty in math while bringing home A’s in Latin or other disciplines is not unusual. Nor does a lower grade in one discipline suggest that tutoring should be arranged. Tutoring is usually indicated where one or more factors are present:
- the student transfers to New Covenant with a deficit in a particular subject;
- the student falls significantly behind due to circumstances beyond control, such as a death in the family or other difficulty;
- the student has poor study habits or an aversion to a discipline and fails to comprehend the material (this is different than resistance to completing work);
- the student does not comprehend the material in the classroom setting, even when reasonable steps have been applied by the teacher to help the child succeed.
- New Covenant offers three levels of “scaffolding” to assist the occasional and the on-going academic needs: Homework Helper, Peer Tutoring, and Professional Tutoring.