"Do you think that it is important to give extra tutoring to students who are not failing? Can you please explain your answer? Thank you.

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Oddman Profile
Oddman answered
Each student should be offered the opportunity to explore the material at her/his own pace and in accordance with her/his own level of interest. A student who is not failing deserves just as much attention as one who is. (The grading scheme only gets in the way of giving each student what s/he needs.)
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Michaela beney answered

I think it is important to give students who are not failing extra tutoring but only if the student wants it, because there may be something in some lessons that the student doesn't understand and the student may well be in need of extra help. The student may not want to ask the subject teacher for a number of reasons whether that is because they don't like or get along with that particular teacher or fear of being bullied.

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John McCann answered
If said students need challenging out of their boredom. You will find many STEM students bored with the usual curriculum and in need of rigorous challenge.
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Melinda Moore
Melinda Moore commented
This is a very good point. Too often, very bright students are over-looked in the classroom, become disaffected and sometimes disruptive. While teachers should of course support students who need extra help, they should also be aware that exceptionally-clever students can also face special challenges, not least of which are often being bullied for being perceived as "teacher's pets" or for finding interaction with their peers difficult.

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