No, he has not come to tutoring.
Or my class. Ever.
I have nightmares about him at least once a week. Every time I see him we have great one-on-ones. We set small goals. I ask him a lot of questions. I see him around the neighborhood. He comes to school. But he doesn’t make it to class. Ever. Or tutoring. Ever.
I know he wants it. The few times I’ve been able to lure him into my room (20 minutes late), he gets immediately frustrated over the tiniest thing and storms out in a rage, or fights another kid. I know he wants to learn. His embarrassment over his learning struggles is so great. That’s why, more than anything, I want to tutor him one-on-one.
If you have any ideas of how to motivate him to come to tutoring, please let me know. He often asks me for food, and I told him if he made it to class three days in a row I would buy him a snack. That didn’t work. So I told him if he came on time to class once and made it through the entire class without walking out I would buy him a snack. He came Friday, on time, and stayed. I gave him a bag of chips, which I later saw a 6th grader eating. I asked the 6th grader where he got them, and he said a 7th grader traded him for them for a Metro pass.