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I have been tutoring for 4 years now and something i feel that really needs to be said is..
It is perfectly normal to have a tutor. It is now thought that 1 in 4 children will have a tutor at some point.
Many parents have contacted me over the years stressing because their child is behind or struggling in a certain area and this is normal. This is perfectly fine. Think of a time where you have succeeded in all areas? Not every child learns at the same speed and not every child learns in the same way.
You haven't failed as a parent - so please don't compare and don't blame yourself. It seems all we do now is compare and this is not what Education should be about.
A vital part of Education for me is to not lose the interest. Children naturally want to learn, they are inquisitive and as long as they don't lose that natural interest then everything will be fine. Education shouldn't be stressful, it should be fun! School is the best years of our lives.
When I started at comprehensive school all those years ago, my parents were contacted by the school and told that I had dyslexia. After several tests and with the support of my parents it turned out that I didn’t have dyslexia at all – I was just merely bored. I then went on to have private English tutoring for 3 years alongside school. This alone, is what inspired me to teach. Education should be fun and I can prove it!