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    Hi all, after some advice /opinions....

    Have you used a tutor to help your child??
    Did you use a private person or use a company ?? Kumon, fruitition etc?? Price for private or company??
    If you did a private tutor did you ask for any qualifications ??
    DD is 9yo, in grade 4 and needs an extra boost with maths and English so I was thinking I'd get her a tutor for term 3 then see how she goes. When I try and help her she has a meltdown.. ends up a tantrum and we get no where !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Rreg View Post
    Hi all, after some advice /opinions....

    Have you used a tutor to help your child??
    Did you use a private person or use a company ?? Kumon, fruitition etc?? Price for private or company??
    If you did a private tutor did you ask for any qualifications ??
    DD is 9yo, in grade 4 and needs an extra boost with maths and English so I was thinking I'd get her a tutor for term 3 then see how she goes. When I try and help her she has a meltdown.. ends up a tantrum and we get no where !!!
    Hi there,

    I haven't used a tutor but I am one I just tutor privately. I'm a fully qualified teacher with a 4 year degree and I've been teaching at a local school permanently for 10 years. I was a teacher side while at uni and also did tutting but my rate was a lot lower.

    I would expect a tutor to have qualifications or at least be working in the field of education if I was seeking a suitable person for my child.

    I'm not in a big city but the rate I charge is $40/hr per child or $60/hr if tutoring in a pair.

    It's fairly common for children to give mum or dad grief when they are trying to help them for a number of reasons. I've had parents coming to me ready to pull their hair because their child has put in such a turn and frustrated them but they will work willingly for an intensive hour session with me. It's amazing how well our little cherubs can behave and work for others! So don't beat yourself up

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    My kids get tutoring a few days a week at school by their teachers. (One is a special needs group and other are specialists like math or English etc but open to any child in high school having trouble. Primary is done by arrangement). I would ask your child's teacher if the they know anyone that could help.
    I would use a one on one private tutor before I would use one of the bigger brands that aren't as well tailored to your child's specific needs.
    Education uni students around here go for 20 to 25 a hour and teacher from 40 to 50 a hour.

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    Thanks @theboysnme....
    I'm in qld.. Northside of Brisbane. . I was to thinking they should have qualifications of some sort of education. . Did you tutor kids from your school ?? Did any parents ask you to tutor ?? Did they come to you ?? I'm a little worried about leaving DD in s strangers house. . Did you use computer to help tutor ?? Or did parents provide work books ?
    Thanks again for any info you can give. .

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    I would also suggest an individual private tutor. I'm a qualified teacher, and used to tutor when I was at uni. I charged $30 for an hour, and would travel to the student (provided that they lived within a 10 minute drive).

    I also did a bit of tutoring with a family member recently in my house. Everyone has their own way of working. When tutoring others, I always brought my own resources. I assessed the student's needs initially, based on what the parents told me (or I spoke to their teacher), and then designed activities myself if their teacher hadn't given me anything to work with.

    Lots of teachers and education students tutor. Maybe try contacting some and ask how they would approach your daughter's situation. If they've been tutoring for a while, you could also ask to speak to the parents of students they've tutored previously.

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    happyBovine, Renn, LoveLivesHere... thank you allllll sooo much. You have given me some food for thought, on what to ask and look for.
    Yes I will ask her teacher/school if the can recommend a tutor/uni student to help DD. Any ideas on how else I would find a Uni student?? I'll keep googling...

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    Hey
    Hubby is a tutor - mainly secondary but he has a few primary kids. He is a qualified maths teacher currently working full time so is up to date with all the current curriculums etc. He advertises over gumtree and charges $50 p/h for primary maths tutoring.
    Personally I would only ever want a tutor who has at least a teaching degree or is training to be a teacher. You would need them to have a working with children's check also. Quite often teachers will know of colleagues etc who also tutor so it's worth asking around :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Rreg View Post
    Thanks @theboysnme....
    I'm in qld.. Northside of Brisbane. . I was to thinking they should have qualifications of some sort of education. . Did you tutor kids from your school ?? Did any parents ask you to tutor ?? Did they come to you ?? I'm a little worried about leaving DD in s strangers house. . Did you use computer to help tutor ?? Or did parents provide work books ?
    Thanks again for any info you can give. .
    I tutor kids from 5 different schools. I started tutoring some and then they referred others by word of mouth. I also had a couple of my colleagues recommend me because they knew I offered the service. I don't tutor any of the students in my class though because it is a conflict of interest.

    I have a room set up at the front of my house specifically for tutoring. All the kids come to me and I have one whose mum stayed the first few times in the next room.

    I might generate some things on my computer (eg- their spelling words to print out and use in different ways) but I'd never work from a workbook. I offer personalised tutoring and I cater to whatever they need assistance with. Often my students will bring their homework for us to zip through if that's an issue at home - otherwise I just create lessons based on the individual student's needs.

    I would ask at school to see if they can recommend anyone first.

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    [QUOTE=LaDiDah;8228996]Hey
    Hubby is a tutor - mainly secondary but he has a few primary kids. He is a qualified maths teacher currently working full time so is up to date with all the current curriculums etc. He advertises over gumtree and charges $50 p/h for primary maths tutoring. Do you guys live on the north side on Brisbane?? by chance ??

    Thanks for alll your feedback, I checked out Gumtree today, only 2 really stood out to me.. Nothing on Truelocal .. When school goes back I'll ask her teacher for recommendations also for a tutor. If Im going to pay I would probably prefer both an english / maths tutor. I'll update once I find out more ..

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    [QUOTE=3Rreg;8229549]
    Quote Originally Posted by LaDiDah View Post
    Hey
    Hubby is a tutor - mainly secondary but he has a few primary kids. He is a qualified maths teacher currently working full time so is up to date with all the current curriculums etc. He advertises over gumtree and charges $50 p/h for primary maths tutoring.

    Do you guys live on the north side on Brisbane?? by chance ??

    Thanks for alll your feedback, I checked out Gumtree today, only 2 really stood out to me.. Nothing on Truelocal .. When school goes back I'll ask her teacher for recommendations also for a tutor. If Im going to pay I would probably prefer both an english / maths tutor. I'll update once I find out more ..
    No sorry :-(

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