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Tutoring Benefits: Words From a Parent

Tutoring Benefits: What are you actually paying for?


One of my friends asked “Why do you pay so much money and spend so much time running around for your daughter ?” Well I have a confession to make: I don’t pay for my daughter’s Maths and English tutoring. Or her pens, textas and text books. Or her scores of trips to the tutoring centre.

So, if I am not paying for tutoring, what am I paying for?

  • I pay for those moments when my girl becomes so tired she feels like quitting but doesn’t.
  • I pay for the opportunity to be influenced by amazing teachers, that will teach her that Maths is not just about numbers but about life.
  • I pay for my child to learn to be disciplined.
  • I pay for my child to learn to deal with disappointment, when she doesn’t get that score she hoped for, or couldn’t attempt some of the more challenging questions in a paper, but still gets up and is determined to do her BEST next time…
  • I pay for my girl to learn to make and accomplish goals.
  • I pay for my daughter to learn that it takes hours and hours and hours and hours of hard work and practice to create success, and that success does not happen overnight.
  • I pay so that my daughter can be learning some important study and life skills, instead of in front of a screen.

I could go on but, to be short, I don’t pay for tutoring; I pay for the opportunities that tutoring provides my child to develop attributes that will serve her well throughout her life and give her the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen for many, many years, I think it is a great investment!

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