For students experiencing academic difficulties, the first step should be to talk with your teachers one-on-one to see what they recommend for you personally. Also, find out when your teacher is available to help you outside of class and make it a priority to go to those sessions. Second, take advantage of MHS peer tutoring or arrange with your parents to get outside tutoring. Referrals are available in the Guidance and College Counseling Office or see attached for a condensed list of resources: Tutoring and test resources (PDF). Third, take a look at your study skills. Are you spending adequate time on homework and preparing for tests? Do you use study strategies like creating note cards, outlining the text, or drafting an outline for an essay before you begin writing? As always, the Guidance and College Counseling Office is available to assist students who are struggling academically. Please contact your Guidance Counselor for assistance: (626) 817-4031.