Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



JohnROSS's picture JohnROSS

Definitely sending Hopes, Prayers and generally good ju-ju your way.

I know my oldest daughter(29) and her husband are still paying off a year's worth of Sylvan Learning Center time for his high school age daughter, but the investment does seem to have yielded some substantial gains for her. Personally, I would probably tend to go with an individual as opposed to a corporate entity, but that's just how I am.

Of course you know that many of us out here in cyber-land hold L and your family in highest esteem and wish great things for him and you.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

We're not using Aylvan, but another service. They offer the structure of a service, but the benefits of very personal, individualized tutoring. We'll see how it goes...we haven't told L. yet where he's going Wednesday afternoon.

beck's picture beck

Oh, I'm sorry to hear L. is having a rough time. It's so gut-wrenching when our kids aren't happy, isn't it?

My mom - now that she's retired - tutors kids after school through the school. Everyone is eligible for the program, which is good because it's the only one available in the area. I'm glad you have more choices!

mouse's picture mouse

I hope all goes well for you and L. It's hard to decide when it's time to go beyond the school's offerings. And as a sometime-tutor, I know how frustrating it can be to work with a student, have a clear idea of how to help that student, but also know that it won't transfer to the school setting.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks, beck--I wish your mom could tutor L.--I bet he'd get along great with her!

That's my big fear, mouse--that the tutoring won't transfer to the school setting. We'll see how it goes...

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I look forward to hearing how this goes, I hope it helps bring peace back to your home. I remember 5th grade as a rough year, so many changes physically and emotionally. And I was "typically" developing. Hopefully L can find his footing soon, for your sake as well as his!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I think 5th grade is probably pretty rough, for many kids! I'll keep you posted...