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 Post subject: Tutor gossip
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:07 pm 
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It makes me smile that admissions paranoia stretches now to dissing the tutor you have chosen for your child. Let's not discuss necessarily but just reflect on such approval seeking anxieties and what that does to the children of such parents.


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 Post subject: Re: Tutor gossip
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:04 pm 
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Lassie wrote:
It makes me smile that admissions paranoia stretches now to dissing the tutor you have chosen for your child. Let's not discuss necessarily but just reflect on such approval seeking anxieties and what that does to the children of such parents.


Oooh, no - let's discuss it!

Hey, there are some awful tutors out there just in it to make money, with no real worries about how able a child is to cope with the work - they'll happily pander to the "get my child through at all costs" parent, who will likewise slag the tutor off when their none-too-bright child fails to get a place.

And then there are some really good tutors out there, who will tell the parents if they have suspicions that the child is weak or very weak in one or more areas of the curriculum, and will also say if there's no real chance of either passing the exam or coping at the school if they do pass.

There are some tutors who give just the right level of tutoring to get a child familiar with the question types & exam, yet still have fun with the exam.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:39 pm 
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I'm afraid my DS's tutor fell into the first category!


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 Post subject: Re: Tutor gossip
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 12:23 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 1:51 pm 
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My son had a fab tutor who, having realised my son was really bright, finished all his sessions by doing some really advanced maths or showing him things like the Fibonacci Sequence. He absolutely loved it and really looked forward to his tutor sessions.

My daughter's tutor had a very different approach but was still very competent, although not as much fun. I think we were very fortunate to find two very good tutors - they're like gold dust round here.


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:15 pm 
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:lol:

I just kept thinking of Goldilocks and the Three Tutors reading this thread!!

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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:45 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 1:21 pm 
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Can I add the parents who ring up 10 minutes before the lesson and announce that the child won't be coming today, after you have spent ages preparing the session?


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 2:27 pm 
Two years ago, I had so many parents messing me about, I decided no more Mrs Nice Girl. I now make it clear from the outset that if they don't show, they still have to pay. My absentee rate is now zero.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 4:53 pm 
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I realise I started off being too trusting!

The new (notso)lean mean yoyo is now in busines!


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