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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:55 pm 
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My son has, on average, five pieces of homework from his tutor a week along with both vocabulary and similes lists. This is on top of his normal school homework which includes projects, a learning journal, spellings and reading. Is this the norm? Or is it too much?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:06 pm 
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:o :(
What sort of homework is being set?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:09 pm 
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Sounds a bit ott! When does the tutor find time to assess it?

I think that it works best when the tutor can see what the school is doing, and fit in with that. They may think that the school spelling etc are too easy, or they may be used to schools who don't set homework at all.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:12 pm 
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This week he has contractions, possessive nouns, spotting patterns, factors & multiples. There's usually a comprehension as well, although not this week.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:14 pm 
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His tutor goes through his homework with him at the start of each lesson.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:24 pm 
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Are they small pieces of homework, apart from the comprehension? I'm wondering how s/he can mark all of that and go over problems at the start?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:31 pm 
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They're not huge, it's just there's lots of them and getting him to do them is getting increasingly difficult. I was just wondering whether this is what we should expect. He's our only child so this is all new to us. Whilst we want to give him every chance we don't want to run him into the ground!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Maybe the tutor is trying to get an overview of where your DS is at. Also, if they're short pieces, how much time is your DS spending in total each week on the tutor's hwk? I'm sure others who have used tutors will be along soon to advise you.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:53 pm 
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He's probably spending about 4 hours a week on his tutor homework at the moment which I guess is not that long really. It's just fitting it in with everything else and trying to 'encourage' him to do it.
Maybe she is trying to gauge where he's at. Will see how we go.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:09 pm 
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4 hours is a lot. I'm not surprised he's being difficult. That is, however, just my opinion.


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