Amber - posted on 09/18/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a 12 year old stepson who I love to death. He just came to live with his dad and I last April after he kept getting into trouble with kids in his mother's neighborhood. His dad is arranging to get full custody. Long story short, his mother kept him out of school for the past 3 years. His last full year of attendance was in 2nd grade. He is relearning how to read and do simple addition and subtraction through Kumon and his dad and I. His school won't let him in the special ed classes, and there are not any other kids nearly as behind in learning as he is. He is starting tutoring this week. Are there any other alternatives for Kumon, such as worksheets I can print out online or free online academies or supplemental programs. I don't mind paying for the Kumon, but I feel I am getting ripped off at $1500 for 6 months for Reading and Math. Any suggestions? And please, no bashing on his mother, I just want to focus on a solution to this problem.