How do I approach a student about a personal hygiene problem?
Well, since you need to take him aside anyway, it is time to have a private chat. Since the washing of uniforms has been discussed, it is fine to address this specifically to him – he has not taken the hint apparently. But understand that no one intends to smell like dead meat (the same bacteria work on the dead skin cells in our clothing and bodies, so the end result can be a wretchingly disgusting odor like a street person!) So people who have an extremely bad smell to them are typically have a problem with their sense of smell – either they have smoked too long and damaged their nasal senses, or they have had too many sinus infections or other problems that have dulled their sense of smell to being useless. Losing your sense of smell but not realizing can make one casual about cleaning clothing or even washing. But the good news is, that although some people will assert that they just have “problem sweat”, most are shocked and appalled to realize that they have a body odor problem a