Making the swtich from public school to private school can be quite a schock to students. Not only will the academic work load increase but there a number of social differences at play, as well. As a school, I know you want nothing but the best for your students but you may not know how to appropriately address your new students, and that’s okay!
Thats what I’m here for! I attended public school until I made the switch and attended orivate school from 9th to 12th grade. I have firsthand experience and know what it’s like to be down in the trenches trying to navigate my way through this new world.
My teachers didn’t understand why I was having problems keeping up in class and with the workload. My dean recommended I use a Learning Resource Specialist. I don’t have any learning disabilites. In fact, I was named Valedictorian of my 8th grade class, so you can only imagine how frustrated I was a student.
My friends didn’t understand why I had to use my free periods to meet with my Learning Resource Speciailist. I never told my parents because I was embarassed. I honeslty felt misunderstood for the first time in my life. I wish I had someone to talk to who had been in the exact same sitation as me. To let me know that things would get better. To let me know I wasn’t stupid. To let me know that it wasn’t my fault.
These are things I needed to hear as a new student to help alleviate my fears and insecurites. I remember being afraid to show my mom and dad my grades. Crying when I showed them and they asked “what happened?” And I replied, “I’m not as smart as the other kids.” This broke my mom’s heart. I will never forget what she said next, “Essence, yes you are!”
Let me help your students ease their way into privateschool life. Let me help erase the fear, self-doubt, and insecurities from their minds. If you’d like to work together and create customizable solutuons for your students, feel free to send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will always reply honestly and promptly. I look forward to working with you and your students. Thank you!