http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-17258668 Many teenagers are reluctant to ask for help when they are stuck, relying instead on friends and family instead of a teacher. Parents also said they lacked confidence in their understanding of modern maths methods. I would agree that many of my tutees don't seem to ask for help and often "don't get it". It seems that as they get older, less and less (or is that fewer and fewer) pupils ask for help when stuck. So what methods do you have when a pupil is stuck but seems reluctant to ask for help? How would you know if they were stuck and how would you tackle it?