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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Hello. We have an English tutor for my dd. Looking through the written work that my dd has done,I notice that the tutor is not correcting all the spelling mistakes,punctuation errors and poor sentence construction.

Is this unusual or should I expect more thorough marking.The tutor spends an hour with my dd and also gives her weekly assignments.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:42 pm 
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I would hope a tutor would correct these - particularly if the tutor is specifically covering english!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:54 pm 
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An English tutor should be taking charge of all things English! Which exam are you sitting? To get a good mark in an English exam you need to be able to convince the examiner that you are proficient in all aspects of written English. Have you questioned him/her about it? It is a policy in some schools not to mark spelling and punctuation but they absolutely should not be ignored by a tutor you are paying to improve your dc's written English.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:09 pm 
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Thanks.dd will be sitting exams for a school close to your heart DAOgroupie ! I will talk to the tutor but it is something that I would not have expected to be doing as we expected the tutor to do this. I asked the tutor to focus on these basics. The tutor is quite expensive and we are not happy.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Oh dear, sounds like you would be doing a better job as tutor. Tutor is not doing his/her job. Can you get a refund?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:17 pm 
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I would think any good tutor would at least highlight these areas and as a minimum discuss them with your child. Habits formed now can be hard to break


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