Changing attitude has cascading effects.
Nick began working with Revolution Prep as a 7th grader because he needed help with math and science. His professional tutor, Greg, quickly learned that Nick was a bright kid with above average reading skills but that he was rushing through his work due to a lack of motivation.
Greg worked on building a connection with Nick in order to become the coach and mentor that could get him excited about his schoolwork. He could empathize with the study skills issues that Nick was having, challenges that many middle school boys experience. Nick is a funny guy, so Greg kept their sessions together light and silly even as they developed a flash card system for science that quickly improved his grades. Most importantly, after a few months of working together, Greg observed Nick’s mindset beginning to shift. Nick had become motivated to put in the work necessary to improve his math and science grades.