How can i find a tutor for a 4 year old?

Amanda - posted on 01/17/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I am to find find a tutor for my 4 year old perschooler. but I call one place it is high and you have to have a laptop and cam that's crazy. so I am trying to find somebody at school where i am from or a friend or relative that can help me tutoring her.

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Helen - posted on 07/26/2012

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Hi all
Tutoring is definitely a good idea for a 4 year old child. My mother was very big on early learning, and she started teaching me to write when I was around 2 years old. By 3, I was reading and writing, and by 4 I could start on chapter books, in Chinese. Although now I prefer English, Reading in any language became a lifelong hobby ever since. So if you want your child to truly enjoy learning, you ought to start teaching him or her fast. It's never too early.
I live in NYC, and go to one of the best high school in the city, Stuyvesant High School. My classmates and I tutor kids from as young as 3-18, in all subjects. The material is still fresh in our minds and we know, from firsthand experience, what teachers would expect at every age. Many of us have already been accepted into MIT and other Ivy Leagues.
So, although school starts at around 5 or 6, the ATTITUDE towards education MUST be cultivated earlier to be the most successful.
If you are interested, please contact us at our site,
www.checkplustutoring.wix.com/site
Many thanks!

Marrymoo - posted on 05/25/2012

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Amanda, I am with you on getting a tutor. Who says a tutor can't make it fun for a 4 year old? My daughter also goes to preschool and I put her through it to learn, just like any other decent parent should. Children need to be socialized with other children. NOT because her father and I need time away. How ridiculous to say that. I teach my daughter stuff but my daughter also finds it FUN to go to school and to be taught stuff. A certified teacher/tutor is a PROFESSIONAL in the field and has a better knowledge of how to educate children than the average mother. Afterall, they did go to school and hopefully took supporting classes. I'm actually really offended by most of these comments if you can't tell. Everyone has they're own opinion on how to raise children. But NO ONE should knock a mother for wanting to better her children by getting a tutor.

Sarah - posted on 01/19/2012

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The vast majority of learning at this age and up till about the age of six should be informal and FUN. She will be getting enough stimulus from pre-school and what you're already doing without adding the stress of a tutor.



Please don't take this the wrong way, but if you put too much pressure on her it may backfire down the line and she may grow up with the view that she needs to succeed academically to gain your approval.

Julia - posted on 01/19/2012

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Let her be four. There is a reason her preschool is not pushing her that hard...as everyone keeps posting..she is NOT physically or emotionally mature enough to do these skills. Having her practice..even if it is "fun" when she is not ready is only going to cause frustration in the long run. Especially since it sounds like it is causing you stress--I would be surprised if she was not picking up on that. There is a reason teachers go to school to know how to teach and why experts set the curriculum. Please trust in your preschool teachers, her future teachers, and the other people on here. Once she is in kindergarten her teacher will be able to tell you if and how to help her in the way that will benefit her the most. Just enjoy your time with her. Reading books to her is the best thing you can do for her. (By the way I am a kindergarten teacher- I really do know what I am talking about.)

Kate CP - posted on 01/17/2012

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No no, I wasn't saying you send her to preschool to get her away from you. I was saying that preschool gets them used to being away from mom and dad all day for when they actually start school.

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Bonnie - posted on 01/18/2012

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I don't even think there are tutors for 4 year olds. That seems odd. She is just learning basics at this age.

Amanda - posted on 01/17/2012

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ok first she is in preschool second i dont let my child go to preschool to get away from me or her dad and third i am doing everything you talking about when she get home from school and when she be at home with me. so i do my job

Jodi - posted on 01/17/2012

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Four is just a little young to be considering a tutor. As Kate said, your daughter should be learning through play. Read to her, do counting games, practice writing her name. Make it fun. Seriously, that's all that needs to be happening right now!

Kate CP - posted on 01/17/2012

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She's FOUR. The best way for her to learn is through play and experiences. She's not even in school yet! Preschool is for socializing and getting used to being away from mom and/or dad. Kids typically learn to write first, then read. And many kids physically CANNOT read until they are close to six years of age because it requires fine muscle control of their eyes.



To learn to write a child has to grip a pencil well and then have good enough control to make a defined mark. It's hard work! It takes a long time to learn. Let her go at her pace. She doesn't need a tutor...she needs time.

Amanda - posted on 01/17/2012

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a tutor can help her write her name and abs and 123 and just help her like a preschool teacher supposed to.

Kate CP - posted on 01/17/2012

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A tutor for what? Most 4 year olds are learning through play and can't even read. I'm not sure I understand what a tutor is gonna DO?

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