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How the school system is letting your teen down

If you are a parent with a teen that is struggling in school, you may feel like the school system is letting your teen down.

You may feel like:

  • No matter how much you try to help your teen, they just don’t “get it”

  • when you ask for a little extra help from the teen’s teachers, you are met with: “just work harder”, or “get a tutor”

  • when you are seeking extra help from the teacher, they inevitably place the additional burden of teaching on you

  • when you ask what more the school can do for your child, you are not given sufficient support or answers

If you can relate, then you are not alone!

The truth is: the school system really is letting your teen down! And here is how!

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Your teen is only struggling in school for ONE reason.

They are not struggling in school because they are lazy. They are not struggling in school because they are “dumb”, or “not smart enough”. They are not struggling because they don’t “work hard enough”.

As a tutor for over 10 years, I have seen some of the hardest working students still struggle to do well in school, even after spending hours and hours on homework, schoolwork, and studying every. single, night.

The ONLY reason your teen is not doing well in school is because they do not have the right skills for academic success.

AND the school system is letting your child down because they are NOT teaching our kids the right skills that they need to do well in school.

Picture this:

As an adult, you head to a job interview. After 30 minutes of questions, you realize that you don’t have ANY of the skills you need for this job.

Do you think you will be hired?

Of course not!

So why are we sending our kids to work at school, when they don’t have any of the skills necessary for success at their work??

Here’s the problem

  1. Our teachers are not teaching our students the right skills.

  2. Our school systems are not teaching our kids these skills. It’s not like schools are offering a study skills course, or a test taking skills class.

  3. Then, our kids are being TESTED on skills they DON’T have because we are NOT teaching them!!

No wonder your teen isn’t doing well in school!!

And what’s worse! Our students are suffering because these tests turn into poor grades that affect your child’s GPA and carry on year after year!

This is just crazy to me!!

The only way we can set our kids up for success in school right now, is to teach them the skills they really need to do well in school.

So what kind of skills do they really need?

  • Study skills

  • Learning skills

  • test taking skills

  • note taking skills

  • time management

  • project management

  • etc.

To learn more about which skills your teen really needs, you can check out the complete list of the 8 most important skills your teen needs for academic success.

As parents, we want to see our children do well in school. So it is up to us to step up and fill this gap in our kids education because our child’s school system is letting them down!

Will you commit today to teach your teen these skills to stop the struggling and improve their learning and grades for better academic success?



Hey there! My name is Rachael and I have been a private tutor for over 10 years. I earned my undergraduate degree in 2 and a half years and earned my graduate degree by age 22. I have tutored dozens of high school students, college students, and graduate students. I offer support, encouragement, and resources to help parents learn how to best help their teen or child that is struggling in school.


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