S.A. asks from Fort Worth, TX on April 15, 2008
B.W. answers from Dallas on April 16, 2008
I am an elementary teacher and wanted to let you know what I know about Sylvan from other teachers that have 'moonlighted' there. The pay is just over minimum wage for a degreed, certified teacher and you're right, Sylvan is very pricey. I would wait tables before I would tutor for them so they could make that much profit from my services! As for your tutoring needs, ask your child's teacher. There are a lot of teachers that would be great one-on-one to tutor your child based on her individual needs and of course, would have the time during the summer. I think this would give you a much more economical and personal solution. Good luck!
C.G. answers from Dallas on April 16, 2008
I am a former 4th grade teacher. I think Sylvan is expensive and if you have time to spend w/ her, it's not worth it. I found Sylvan was best for students who were extremely behind and there parents were too busy or impatient to work with them on a regular basis. I would suggest buying a workbook. There are tons out there. If you don't have time, I would be interested in helping her or do the sylvan thing.
S.T. answers from Dallas on April 21, 2008
Reimer Learning is great it is in Acton and is cheaper
T.L. answers from Dallas on April 19, 2008
I tutor math and would be available. I'm not sure what Sylvan costs, but I'm open to negotiating fees with you. We can have a meeting and discuss your daughters needs and how I go about meeting those needs at no cost to help you decide if I'm the direction you would like to go. I would also do my first session with her at no cost. I do have a reference if you would like as well.