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    So basically my bf is doing really well in all subjects other than one which happens to be my strongest subject. Currently trying to tutor him but he's made up his mind that he's "too dumb" and "may as well not bother". But when I can convince him to let me help he's absolutely fine once it's explained to him. His teacher at school is really bad at doing the explaining though and this is a subject my bf needs to pass or he will be stuck in resits. Any tips on how to convince him he's not thick and to let me help more often?
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    (Original post by _natalierachel)
    So basically my bf is doing really well in all subjects other than one which happens to be my strongest subject. Currently trying to tutor him but he's made up his mind that he's "too dumb" and "may as well not bother". But when I can convince him to let me help he's absolutely fine once it's explained to him. His teacher at school is really bad at doing the explaining though and this is a subject my bf needs to pass or he will be stuck in resits. Any tips on how to convince him he's not thick and to let me help more often?
    Sounds like a fun tutoring task for you

    I would suggest sitting him down and going over some work, eg going through a topic in a textbook and asking him questions about it and then encourage him, don't overdo it or make him feel silly but stuff like 'see, you can do this' kind of thing would help. And then once you're satisfied that he has learnt enough and practiced enough questions, do something rewarding like watching a film together or something
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    Sounds like a fun tutoring task for you

    I would suggest sitting him down and going over some work, eg going through a topic in a textbook and asking him questions about it and then encourage him, don't overdo it or make him feel silly but stuff like 'see, you can do this' kind of thing would help. And then once you're satisfied that he has learnt enough and practiced enough questions, do something rewarding like watching a film together or something
    Thanks alot for the advice we have mocks this week and the subject in question is on Friday so I'll see how revision goes tomorrow. Hopefully I can help him out...
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    Thanks alot for the advice we have mocks this week and the subject in question is on Friday so I'll see how revision goes tomorrow. Hopefully I can help him out...
    Ah okay, maybe an intense study session tomorrow to cram stuff will help him pass and ultimately it doesn't matter, he just needs to pass the real thing and find the motivation like you said. Good luck to both of you!
 
 
 

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