*Treat the student as a ''customer'' who is entitled to learn, not expected to fail.
*Concentrate closely on those students close to failing, to uncover how they can better grasp the material.
*Encourage varied approaches to learning beyond study of a course textbook. Methods include portraying concepts graphically or visually and using demonstrations.
*Encourage students, both men and women, to admit when they are stuck and why. Then provide specifically tailored help.