Occasionally, students may have difficulty mastering the material presented in a course despite their best efforts. When faced with these situations, students should make use of the resources already in place to help them through the challenging material. Extra help appointments with the subject teacher should be the first recourse. Extra help can also come in the form of time spent with another student who has mastered the material or in the form of help given by parents or family members in consultation with the teacher. As with homework, extra help should only be given with the intention of helping students better understand and master the concepts presenting difficulty so as to empower them with the skills to do the work independently.
Teachers are available for occasional extra help sessions during free periods and after school. Additionally, teachers are often available for extra help when they are proctoring a study hall or, in the case of residential faculty, when they are on duty in the dormitories. At the request of the teacher and student, an extra help session can be added to the student’s schedule as a weekly appointment. As teachers need to be available to provide extra help to all of their students, the help provided to any one student must be within reasonable limits.