Remember the student who received a 410 on math, but not enough overall points? This student needs to make up 80 points? Perhaps you have a student like this. Well...still have not heard from him.
How do you retain students, especially students who not only struggle, but also work full time and have a family?
I struggle with this all the time, but I believe the KEY to this is the relationship you develop with your students. This teacher-student trust must begin the first time you meet.
If I have not seen a student for awhile, I will call and sometimes send a card encouraging them to return. Eventually, most of them do.