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What are teachers doing? Why are parents looking for private tuition for their k

  1. phillippeengel profile image79
    phillippeengelposted 5 years ago

    What are teachers doing? Why are parents looking for private tuition for their kids?

    The exponential growth of tuition sales and expenditure makes it patently obvious that parents respect private tutors more than teachers. If parents are forking out money for tuition, then it would mean that civil teachers are very ineffective in their vapid teaching and impregnating confidence in students. The question is: What are teachers doing? Are they flippant, lax and unoccupied, and what they do is to just to craft devious examination questions and contemptuously deride underachieved students?

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    Garifaliaposted 5 years ago

    Dear phillippeengel,
    I am impressed not only by the way you phrase yourself but by the points you make. What you have described is the situation in Greece; most teachers here either do not have the time or the incentive to teach to their fullest potential. Consequently forcing parents to send their children to private schools which tutour students in their subjects. Nowadays, many can no longer afford it and the teen is either inspired by his own will to do his best or goes the opposite way and altogether gives up in what seems to them a hopeless situation.

    On the other side of the Atlantic, the US is promoting homeschooling. To my mind, this is very wrong as not all parents are  necessarily good at teaching. Besides that, aren't people being taxed anyway and isn't the government's job to see that all its citizens are educated?

    In both situations there is a lacking system promoted by the heads of state. Sadly enough, as they as in Greece: "the fish stinks from the head"

  3. belleart profile image89
    belleartposted 5 years ago

    Well in private tuition you can make sure that that the children are studying in a healthy environment with one on one time with the tutor which is highly irregular in schools (In Ireland anyway). 
    Also, there's a site somewhere that publishes old Detention notes from teachers and some are absolutely ridiculous.  One tells the parent that her child continuously disrupted the class because he insisted that what the teacher was saying was incorrect.  The teacher then goes on to state that 'although the boy was correct in what he was saying, he showed complete lack of respect for authority and needs to be taught to listen to his elders and take what they say on-board'. 
    In  that case, I would not be surprised at all that people are choosing private tuition.  This child was blatantly told not to disagree with authority, even though he knew he was in the right.  You can't control what happens or what is taught to children in school, you can in private tuition.  smile

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      Garifaliaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're correct of course, but that does not make it right. How many people in Ireland nowadays can afford it? I work in the private field as well, but that doesn't make it just for the whole community.

    2. belleart profile image89
      belleartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately not many!  I gained funding for private tuition and I'm saving every cent to be able to go back to one when I finish this degree, Lecturers will let you contact them anytime, they help as much as they can and they are always available!

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      Garifaliaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I DO wish you all the BEST. Life can be quite challenging, but it is through those challenges that it is SO MUCH MORE REWARDING.

  4. shara63 profile image67
    shara63posted 5 years ago

    they themselves are in tution job privately, by taking comissions or being directly involved in the business!....and we parents are doing nothing but simply helping them in this fraud with us.!...we out of our own selfishness never unite to oppose them but trapped in easily and cause troubles for those who are less sufficient.!

  5. soutienscolairefr profile image60
    soutienscolairefrposted 5 years ago

    I think personnaly that the problem is that the educative system should change and adapt its performances to actual and today world, to be more efficient.
    In fact, young people are different, they learn differently, they communicate in another way, they play in another way ... Etc .. And the education is still the same ..
    The fact is that with new technologies and other external factors, children need another type of teaching ... And so, the public school is not enough and parents seeing that their child have some difficulties, call the tutors from private company.

    Every government should try to study the real causes of the phenomena and try to return back to the real, good and efficient education, but new and innovative at the same time !

  6. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    There are many reasons that people seek tutors. I see no reason for anyone to NOT seek out a tutor. Getting a tutor is not a sign of disrespect to any teacher. It shows a commitment to getting the best grades they can and that they will do whatever it takes to understand and master the material.

    Some children are behind in reading skills and have to not only "make up" for a lack of reading skills but also master the subject at hand. Some classes are too crowded or short on time to make a significant investment into every single child. This can be due to a variety of reasons, some budget related and other times not.

    In addition, I fully support people that enroll their children in private schools after they have investigated the school for themselves. This is a good way to get lower teacher to student ratios which can translate to better grades and actually make some introverted students become less so.

  7. donnah75 profile image97
    donnah75posted 5 years ago

    I wonder how many people responding to this question are actually educators. I am a teacher.  I am not flippant, lax or unoccupied.  In fact, my work day is long and exhausting, because I work hard on behalf of my students.  When was the last time you spent any significant time in an American high school?  Do you have any idea what the job of a teacher actually entails?  What you observed as a student yourself only shows a fraction of what a teacher does during a work day.  I think the better question to be asking here is:  What are students doing?  It is the student who needs to learn.  It is the teachers AND PARENTS jobs to facilitate that learning.  If a student is falling behind and in need of a private tutor, it is not necessarily the fault of the teacher.  The teacher is only one player in the game.  If you are going to ask why the private tuition industry has been growing, then I think you should direct your question to students and parents as well.  If our society values the idea of being an educated society, then maybe we need to stop beating up our educators and start asking them what changes need to be made in order for the system to improve.

    1. Express10 profile image88
      Express10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. So many people use the teacher as the go to person for blame, there are many different factors in the equation and the student and family should be looked at first. There is only so much a teacher can or should be expected to do.

    2. phillippeengel profile image79
      phillippeengelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I understand that you are a dedicated and hardworking teacher, but how about those teachers who are complacent, corrupted and inefficient? Not all teachers can have the same attitude as you, so the problem will still be pervasive... ...