Back in seventh grade I was the new kid: no friends and very nervous. The first day at school, so far, was going quite well. But then, when I chose my seat in Science, an even more nervous-looking kid sat down next to me and said "Parlez-vous Français?".
Luckily I could speak some French (6th grade) and he could speak some fragmented English. But still he just couldn't keep up with the teacher's high speed lectures and homework. I tried my best to explain the lessons to him, but it quickly became apparent that he just wanted to copy down my answers, him even getting me in trouble with the teacher on multiple occasions!
But I could sympathize for him; he was now in a new country that had new kids that spoke a new language. So hard did I try to get him to understand his new environment, lessons and assignments, but alas, I eventually gave up and stopped caring when he would peek over and write down my answers.
Not too long into the school year, though (~ 2 months), we got official seating charts and he was put on the other side of the classroom. At the time I was (unfortunately) relieved. But now, a few years later, I wish I'd been a better classmate for him.
How could I have communicated to him that his cheating was not okay and that he needed to do his own work?