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KS2 tuition advice please

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by mhart6789, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. mhart6789

    mhart6789 New commenter


    I am a Year 6 teacher in one of my local primary schools. Today I received a phone call from the parent of Year 4 pupil in my school. She asked me if I would be willing to tutor her child in Numeracy as she is struggling. My initial reaction was to agree, however with reflection I am unsure.

    What are people’s opinions on tutoring a child in the same school as you work? Is it stepping on the other teacher’s toes? I am new in the school so do not want to cause any tension.

  2. Chemdry

    Chemdry New commenter

    Definitely not, but can you ask a teacher you know from another school?

    I would also mention to the Year 4 teacher that you were asked, to give them a heads up.
  3. langteacher

    langteacher Occasional commenter

    Personally I wouldn't take it on but that's just me
  4. alsoamum

    alsoamum New commenter

    I am a tutor and have a personal rule that I don't tutor children at my school as I may well teach them or their siblings at some point.

    I did tutor a child last year who I had taught at a previous school and wish I hadn't as the dynamics were very strange. I also tutor from my home office so wouldn't want to give my address or personal phone number/email to parents at my school.
    galerider123 likes this.
  5. galerider123

    galerider123 Lead commenter

    Erm...how does she have your number...?
  6. mhart6789

    mhart6789 New commenter

    Thank you for your advice. I am trying to find somebody from a different school who may be able to tutor the child instead.

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