g bexley wrote:
what exactly the tutor does that you couldn't do at home using the books and papers widely available.
Dear g bexley
Speaking as a tutor [Bucks], I offer 2 'courses' one where I would teach the child 1 to 1 or two, where I teach the parents , explaining the techniques, books to buy and just being at the other end of the phone for any problems that may arise. [occaisionally I would visit the child for the odd lesson if they are having difficulty with a particular type of question]
Both options get taken up. The one to ones tell me that they just know their child would not listen to them.
I post on this forum in order to help those who wish to DIY, you do not NEED a tutor, however sometimes the private route is a preferred option for some. If you want a tutor, you MUST do your homework, ensuring your child is being taught the correct curriculum. If you DIY you MUST ensure you are teaching from the correct products.
Ps, I do not take tutoring buisness from this forum, I am always happy to help parents DIY via forum or personal messages...