View Full Version : Does the education department really have a problem with tutors?
I've decided to hire a tutor to pick up the slack with DS. Atm we're rushed off our feet with working 12 hour shifts and my dad being sick so i think it's time to invest in making sure he gets some one on one from somewhere. I spoke with this lovely lady who will probably be his tutor and she told me that if I'm planning on formerly enrolling him in home school when he turns 6 that they may have an issue with him having a tutor.
This seems ridiculous to me! Why in the world would that be an issue?? Does anyone know?
I'd do some investigating. I'm a mainstream teacher so I don't know the full legalities of homeschooling but I would have thought that having your child exposed to different teaching and learning styles would be a good thing.
My thoughts exactly. But she was quite sure that they would have an issue with it :confused:
Not sure where you are but I got this off the ed qld site
When choosing this form of education, the parent accepts the responsibility of educating their child at home using an educational program or learning philosophy developed or adapted by them or by a registered teacher, primarily at the child's usual place of residence.
So I think part of it might be that the parent completes registration to be *responsible* for the educating of the child...maybe...
At the moment I am assuming your child is attending a school, and I have no idea why tutoring would be a problem. I would assume it would in fact be the opposite and be assisting everyone.
Actually, at the moment he's home and I'm doing his lessons but it's getting increasingly hard to find even half an hour to sit down and work with him :( So I'm getting the tutor in to pick up the slack.
Just my two cents worth. I'm a registered teacher and I tutor (now that I don't work full time because of bubs)... I think that any issue may only be if they think the parent has palmed the responsibility off to someone else. As long as you are overseeing your child's education, I don't think they can complain. Like a teacher who takes a student on an excursion or has a guest speaker in. They're not doing the teaching at that instance, but they are still in control and monitoring the situation.
On a seperate note, just from my own experience as a teacher and tutor, it makes a huge difference if the tutor is qualified and has classroom experience, only because if you have such expereince you are much more likely able to cater to a range of learning styles etc because you have come across so many different students. Of course this is possible without classroom experience, but just less likely (once again, just from my experience). :)
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