In 2007, there was a Geometry student at Challenger School.
He was indeed a bright student, but he made careless mistakes. Hence he couldn’t secure a good score in the tests/examination.
Immediately after I started tutoring him, I tried to find out the cause of his careless mistakes. I was able to figure out that it was due to two reasons:
1) Skipping steps
2) Lack of self-confidence
I initiated the following steps to address these issues:
1) To get over the habit of skipping steps, I made sure that he wrote each and every step of the solution. It took him some time to get over his old habit of skipping steps. But he was motivated, so he got over this weakness and soon started to get better grades. This automatically improved his self-confidence.
2) I gave him customized work sheets for extra practice and mastery in the subject. This practice added to his score.
He and his parents were very impressed. I prepared him for HSPT and ISEE exams. He got admitted to the Harker School in San Jose, which is arguably the best school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, he is at Harker School, excelling in every field. Recently he went for a Europe tour as part of the Harker team to participate in a debate.
He is still taking lessons from me in Pre-Calculus.