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How to motivate my ten year old student to study

Postby purebeauty » Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:45 am

Hello.

I work as a private math tutor.

I have a student, she is 10 years old. Her mother has asked me to provide assistance in preparation for the admission process to the eight-year high school.

My student is extremely unmotivated to study math. Last week she told me that she has lost all her papers containing examples, that I gave her as a homework. Her mother has found all the papers later - the examples there were not computed. In addition, when I come to their house, my client, at least in the last couple of lessons, always comes late and sits late (5-7min) to her chair.

My analysis is that she has no desire for acquiring new knowledge in mathematics.

question: What can I do to motivate my young client to study?

I have talked to one friend, who already has a child, and he told me, that if a child is ordered to do something, it can either work or the child can create even a stronger resistance than before.

Thank you.
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Re: How to motivate my ten year old student to study

Postby thegentlepath » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:25 pm

Make it fun.
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