Tutoring for a state school child

(4 Posts)
Luna9 Fri 12-Feb-16 07:26:40

Hi

What's your opinion reg getting a tutor.? I feel it can help my child expand her knowledge and achieve her potential as state school teachers have limited time with 30 children. One of my children is in year 4 and from reception I have studied with her but as things get more complicated I think getting an expert will be better.

I have another one in Reception and I am getting a bit concerned. She is reading pink; when the children allocated her that level she said to tell her if that was too difficult? Pink is the lowest so maybe she thinks she is struggling. She knows all her phonics but is still not merging; I know she sits with the TA sometimes so I am thinking that she may be behind compared to her peers. She has very good memory though. I know she is still young but was wondering if a tutor will be good for her as sometimes she doesn't want to do it with me. I don't want to put too much pressure as this is a big year settling in at school but don't want her to fall behind and be in bottom either.

irvine101 Fri 12-Feb-16 08:38:33

If you think you can help your dc, go for it.

Alternatively, you can also help them at home using some website.

For yr4:

www.khanacademy.org/ maths, science, computing, history

www.readtheory.org/ reading comprehension

uk.ixl.com/ maths, English grammar

For reception child:

bigbrownbear.co.uk/

www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

chelle792 Fri 12-Feb-16 08:42:05

I'm a tutor grin

I would say year r is too young. Wait till year 1. As for your year4 child, a good age. Sometimes I'm astounded at the progress - within a few weeks the kids start getting feedback from their teachers about an increase in confidence and attainment. I have no idea what I do but it's like magic!

Luna9 Fri 12-Feb-16 13:02:01

Thank you, I will look into getting a tutor for my oldest one and wait a couple of years for the youngest one besides practicing with them at home

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