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Pampered Chef: Need a tutor

  1. amy07

    amy07 Senior Member

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    My oldest DS is in need of some tutoring (4th grade) in math. I was thinking of trying to hire a high school student. Have any of you ever done this? Or has your child tutored a younger student? Did you get the desired results? And what about pay? What is a fair price to pay for 2-3 days/week? And how long to tutoring sessions last?
     
    Mar 12, 2009
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  2. sklay723

    sklay723 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I used to work as a tutor when I was in high school. I was paid $10 per hour, which for me was AWESOME because at the time it was a lot more than I would have earned as a babysitter. Not sure how much times have changed since then. I tutored a 7th grader and I was in 11th grade. Basically the teacher sent home a packet of worksheets (math, grammar, etc.) and it was my job to help walk the student through it all until she understood it better.
     
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  3. amy07

    amy07 Senior Member

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    thanks Katie!
    I checked into those centers - ACKKK!! Outrageously expensive in my area. Now, to find a good high school student with LOTS of patience!
     
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  4. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

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  5. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    My daughter needs help, but I don't know what to do for her. She has a hard time with focusing and listening and absorbing what she's read so that she can follow the directions and/or answer the questions. She's like that with everything though. Very easily distracted, terrible at following through with the instructions given to her. She's a very creative girl and has her head in the clouds and is always thinking about her next "project". She's 9 and already driving me crazy. This is the first year that a teacher has come to me with a concern. She also is a terrible communicator. If you ask her a question, she won't answer you. It's like pulling teeth. It's like she's afraid she's going to get in trouble, or she's having a hard time processing what she wants to say or how she is going to say it.
     
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  6. ughubug

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    Thanks for the link...I just registered as a caregiver in my area.
     
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  7. The_Kitchen_Guy

    The_Kitchen_Guy Legend Member Silver Member

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    A tutor who tooted the flute
    Tried to tutor two tooters to toot.
    Said the two to the tutor,
    "Is harder to toot
    Or to tutor two tooters to toot?"
     
  8. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

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    You are very welcome. It seems like a great site. I never thought about anyone on here being able to sign up and possibly get their name out for extra money, but I'm glad you thought of it!
     
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  9. amy07

    amy07 Senior Member

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    did you advertise in the paper? How should I go about finding a tutor? Should I contact the honor society at my local high school to see if any students are interested?
     
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  10. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

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    check that website i posted, i looked around my area and found quite a few college student that are going for their elementary ed. degree looking for side jobs!
     
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  11. Gina M

    Gina M Veteran Member Gold Member

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    My suggestion Amy - contact the high school and they may some sort of tutoring program in place for the kids. Our high school has a list of students who teach orchestra lessons so I would imagine they could at least set you in the right direction (if they have a tutoring program)

    Also, our high school sends over many students who are going into elementary education to help out in the elementary school classrooms during the day and the elementary kids love having their high school helpers. They are very patient with the kids which is a big plus.

    Good luck!
     
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  12. sklay723

    sklay723 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I think I was referred through the National Honor Society sponsor at my school, so that might be a great option. Make sure to tell them what subject specifically will be focused on, because some students LOVE math and hate history, and vice versa...you don't want to end up with a science tutor who can't stand science. If the tutor is excited about the subject, it might be a more effective match.
     
    Mar 13, 2009
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