Our DD has had a tutor for the last few months and will be taking the Abbey exam in January. She is bright and the reason we wanted a tutor was to fill in any gaps her primary school may have missed and to prepare her for the exam and year 7 on, e.g. to give her coaching and practice in English comprehension.
Over the last few weeks the tutor has been covering various topics but I couldn't see a clear link between the work and the exam. In short, I wanted to know from the tutor where DD was now, what the exam requires, what the gaps are between the 2 and therefore what needs to be covered between now and then. Our tutor doesn't seem to want to plan out the final few weeks in this way. At £45 an hour (in our home), I'm feeling a little short changed.
Are my expectations incorrect of a tutor's approach?
More to the point, I would appreciate a PM of any recommended Abbey tutors in the Reading area - I may want to try a fresh approach for the final few weeks.Genuine recommendations by PM only (private message) are acceptable - but beware of the possibility that someone who appears to be offering a recommendation may have a vested interest! Please let us know if you think anyone is abusing the system by soliciting for business or 'spamming'. (It's easy to report a possible problem: just click on the 'report button' - the red exclamation mark.)
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