I need any help/tips/suggestions. I have several seniors who are in serious jeopardy of failing their classes. I have had several one on one talks with each just updating them on their status/progress with special emphasis on offering additional help in the form of tutoring, encouraging them to turn in missing work, etc. Some of them are historically low academic achievers. several of them however are in "upper level" senior math classes and probably have not ever struggled in previous classes. I suspect some think that they will not fail solely on the basis of being a senior. My talks never seem to have the intended affect - the kids seem to get defensive or withdraw. Not one of them has ever came in for additional help - although I tutor students almost daily, many of whom are not in my classes. I have asked our guidance councellor to intervene - she is a very nice lady and may be perceived as "less threatening".(although I try very hard to tread lightly with the kids in this as I realize it IS a sensitive area.) I don't want to just back off and let the chips fall were they may. My P has pretty much told me to pass them regardless of the grades received so she is not a resource in this issue. Any tips? Ideas? Suggestions? How do you handle this.as always, thanks for any constructive feedback.