suzziesnowflake Posted July 5, 2012 Share Posted July 5, 2012 My ds had his first tutoring session with a certified OG tutor this week. He did 1 two hour block with her. I have a few concerns and I hope that someone who tutors or has their child tutor can help me. First of all, she told me my son did not know the sound the letter u makes, does not know how to spell the word "what", and does not know when to use ck or k at the end of a word. She said he has gaps in his learning but it sounded like I was doing the right things with him. I told her that we went over and over and over these concepts. I also told her that with my son he can know some thing 1 min and the next not know it. I said if you ask him the same questions he can answer them right but he will get the other questions wrong (ie words, how to spell, sounds,ect). She commented to me (while the door to her office was open where my son was) that it was too bad that she had him "today because kids like this don't do well on stormy days", whether or not it was true I felt she should not have said it. My son was offended when we left. He wanted to know what she meant by "kids like us"! Ugh..not a good way to start as I am already having a difficult time with him! My son said the only difference between what I was doing and what she was doing was that she made him "talk it through and she had a sand tray". The tutor also informed me that they would be working on spelling and writing..When I hired her I specifically told her that she needed to work with him on reading and expanding his sentences. After testing him she said that is where she is going to start him. I understand that spelling and reading go hand in hand but...?? Ok, so here are my questions 1. Is this normal for a 1st session? 2. Am I interfering too much? 3. Does your child have things to work on between tutoring sessions? 4. Should she know that kids with dyslexia have a difficult time retrieving? 5. Should I give this more time? I just hate paying two car payments a month for something that we have doing all along! I guess I had hoped for more.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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