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Borrowing school's resources

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by ellesabe, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. I'm just about to start up as a private tutor for Key Stages 1 & 2 maths and literacy and can't afford to buy lots of resources. I was just wondering what other people use for resources. Do you manage without? What could you not cope without? And is there something morally-wrong with borrowing resources from school? I feel like there is something wrong with doing this but I can't seem to verbalise why!
  2. langteacher

    langteacher Occasional commenter

    technically you shouldn't.

    is there any reason you can't make your own?
  3. hhhh

    hhhh Lead commenter

    They could get lost/a student may move to you school and pipe up you have shown them this already. Highly unlikely though. And assuming the parent is a tax payer, they have paid for your school's resources, and let's face it, if schools were as they should be, the parent shouldn't really have to have a tutor. Decent parents are paying twice, while all the teacher's attention is on other kids who (often) have parents who are unsupportive.
    This argument is void if you don't work in a state school.
    Still, I would never use a school's resources, though I wouldn't really call it immoral. May well be illegal though, schools have a licence to copy things. I'd agree with the other poster: make your own. Really you should try to make the lessons individual anyway, so eg if you teach Maths and your pupil is into golf, make a worksheet around that.
  4. Sorry I've not seen this post before hence late reply.
    I do occasionally borrow resources from school, but only if I know they won't be missed and kids at school won't miss out by having to share books etc. Plus I always take them back asap.
    However, I do buy some workbooks etc from CGP, and just keep receipts for when I do tax return as it's all tax deductible.

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