Friday, February 25, 2011

The Internet, Teachers, and Tutoring

I have spent the last week reaching out. Reaching out to the Internet for research, teachers for ideas and to see where they are at, and tutors to see what can be done. What has been achieved through this, not much. I am frustrated, no further in my search, and tired of hearing we expected that in regard to Thing Two.
Lets start with the Internet, the place most research has become accessible from. I have found a fair amount of studies in regard to how to identify Thing Ones issues, but nothing on how to fix them. I can only google through so many pages before my brain goes numb, but apparently it isn't enough. I refuse to accept that Thing One is Thing One and there is nothing I can do to help. The information must be out there somewhere, but where?
Both One and Twos teachers have been informed. Surprisingly Ones teacher became really engaged in the conversation and like the feedback from the assessment. She also liked the teacher I requested for next year, so we may get it. She wants to bring in the school psychologist which may mean and IEP, but I am OK with that. I will trust her judgement. Thing Twos teacher is all rainbows and lollipops, I like her immensely, but she hides a lot of his behaviors from us making it difficult to address them. I just wish she would be more honest with what is up in class. She liked the idea of meding him before the end of the year so she can see progress, I think she really just wants to be saved from his crazy behavior. Overall, the process with the teachers and the school has started, so we can hopefully start to see something start to move forward.
Last on today's update agenda is tutorng. Thing One with start an intensive tutoring program in a week, tutoring three times a week for two hours at a time. The goal will be be hopefully close the gap in her foundational education before school starts next year. This is great and exciting but expensive, the cost is worth it if it helps....BUT. My but is this, as a tutoring center, they want to make money and at what point are they ever going to say, yep she is at grade level she doesn't need us...NEVER. So how do I balance getting her what she needs to catch her up, without getting fleeced?? I know not very positive, but that is just how it is.

No comments:

Post a Comment