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Old 09-25-07, 05:16 PM
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Kindergarten Tutor?

It's been a long time since I was in Kindergarten but can you hire a kindergarten tutor?

From the Minneapolis Craigslist:

Hi,

I am looking for an experienced tutor for my son who attends Kindergarten at Eden Lake Elementary School in Eden Prairie. I would like for someone to come to my house 1-2 times a week (1 hour sessions) in the evenings. Needs tutoring in all areas of the Kindergarten Cirriculum. Please respond with your experience and cost of your tutoring services.

I look forward to hearing from you.
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Old 09-25-07, 05:21 PM
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Lol
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Old 09-25-07, 05:29 PM
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Sounds like they need a parent tutor as well!
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Old 09-25-07, 06:02 PM
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Maybe the child has special needs.
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Old 09-25-07, 06:12 PM
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maybe its a time issue?
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Old 09-25-07, 06:16 PM
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I guess if they have diplomas for kindergarten now...
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Old 09-25-07, 06:34 PM
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"Kindergarten curriculem"? What, they want a guy to come and teach their kids how to play with sand and sit in a circle while singing songs?
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Old 09-25-07, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by linuxelf View Post
Maybe the child has special needs.
I suspect that the main "special need" is for the parent to wise up. This is further evidence for something I have long believed: "Common sense" isn't.
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I'd like to sit in on the interview process.

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Maybe the teacher isn't all that great....
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Old 09-26-07, 02:27 PM
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This post reminds me of all the kindergarten snobbery that went on when my kids went to school. Parents trying to get their kid to be able to skip kindergarten and all the silly test and evaluations to make sure your kid is prepared to enter school. Me getting a phone call about a month into the school year saying that my child does not fit academic excellence the school requires of its students. WTF??? It’s kindergarten for crying out loud. So I go down to see what all the fuss is about and they tell me that my daughter does not know the alphabet so they want to kick her out and have her try again next year. So I say but isn’t the alphabet what they are supposed to learn in kindergarten? Well yes but your daughter doesn’t know it. So teach it to her I suggested, if she does not know it by the end of the year then have her repeat kindergarten. But she is behind the other students and it is disruptive to the class and unfair to the other students … It turns out that my daughter was saying “Elmo P” instead of “L, M, N, O, P” and they just could not deal with it. It was easy enough to correct once I was aware of the problem but sheesh, academic excellence my foot.

While I am on the subject of kindergarten snobbery another story about a different kid in kindergarten (same school,) I get a call how they are expelling my daughter for creating a major disturbance in class. Well it turns out during nap time my daughter high arcs a Barbie doll over to her friend and soon the whole class is tossing stuff animals and toys into the air. I almost fall out of my chair laughing when I heard this. Anyway I saved my daughter from having a disgraceful “expelled from kindergarten” on her records by recommending they let her draw instead of nap.

Anyway I have experienced too many parents and a school who took kindergarten far too seriously. I feel sorry for this parent who is probably being highbrowed by the school.
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Old 09-26-07, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by R900 View Post
Sounds like they need a parent tutor as well!
+1 My exact thought.
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Old 09-26-07, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by The Human Car View Post
This post reminds me of all the kindergarten snobbery that went on when my kids went to school. Parents trying to get their kid to be able to skip kindergarten and all the silly test and evaluations to make sure your kid is prepared to enter school. Me getting a phone call about a month into the school year saying that my child does not fit academic excellence the school requires of its students. WTF??? It’s kindergarten for crying out loud. So I go down to see what all the fuss is about and they tell me that my daughter does not know the alphabet so they want to kick her out and have her try again next year. So I say but isn’t the alphabet what they are supposed to learn in kindergarten? Well yes but your daughter doesn’t know it. So teach it to her I suggested, if she does not know it by the end of the year then have her repeat kindergarten. But she is behind the other students and it is disruptive to the class and unfair to the other students … It turns out that my daughter was saying “Elmo P” instead of “L, M, N, O, P” and they just could not deal with it. It was easy enough to correct once I was aware of the problem but sheesh, academic excellence my foot.

While I am on the subject of kindergarten snobbery another story about a different kid in kindergarten (same school,) I get a call how they are expelling my daughter for creating a major disturbance in class. Well it turns out during nap time my daughter high arcs a Barbie doll over to her friend and soon the whole class is tossing stuff animals and toys into the air. I almost fall out of my chair laughing when I heard this. Anyway I saved my daughter from having a disgraceful “expelled from kindergarten” on her records by recommending they let her draw instead of nap.

Anyway I have experienced too many parents and a school who took kindergarten far too seriously. I feel sorry for this parent who is probably being highbrowed by the school.
Hahaha.. this isn't a public school is it? I might expect that from a private kindergarten, but honestly...
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