This week's tutoring was only 60% successful. Of the 9 that showed up, only 5 of them were mine last year. Two were new admits from another country and one was a ninth grader trying to get ahead. Out of those 5, only 4 of them showed up both days. Out of the 5, 3 passed. Some might say I was successful because now three students are one step closer to an advanced diploma. I'm proud of those kids and the thanks I got when I told them their grades was priceless. But, I don't feel successful. Two of them still did not make it. When I looked through papers, I saw quite a few from last year who also did not make it and did not come for extra help. These kids could have used it. One got a 63 and the others all had grades in the mid 50's. I should have gone after all of them. I shouldn't have relied on the guidance staff to do their jobs.
I guess I am destined to be the 60% woman forever. It is a good thing we still don't have merit pay. (The feelings expressed here are mine, not those of the administration, not even Mr. AP's.)