I will be more than happy to help your child/ren understand the work s/he is being asked to do in school, whether reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, science, social studies or math (preferably science and math, my disciplines of expertise, but I've taught/tutored it all for over 20 years). School is hard for A LOT of kids, for any of a number of reasons: the material is just plain old difficult or confusing; the foundation has never been laid for this year's expectations; the student learns differently than this year's teacher teaches; the student learns (or will learn) fine as soon as s/he develops the proper habits of mind, attention, and perseverance. I could go on. If your child is struggling at all in school, I'm someone who can "unlock the box of learning" as one parent of a student of mine once told me.
On the other hand, you might have a child who is "doing well" in school, at least as far as her/his grades are concerned, but seems to be missing something (enthusiasm for learning you might call it). If so, I am available to offer a customized enrichment program in the "Maker" or "STEM" arena that will ignite your child's imagination, and give her/him the chance to: try something new, out of the box, and definitely "unschool-like;" use a new tool; make something with her/his own hands; experience the sort of "failure, engineering style" that teaches children to come back to a problem over and over again with renewed interest and resolve. In short, I will show your child how to love learning, doing and making (which is decidedly not the same thing as loving school with all its rules and routines, hierarchies, teacher-directed lessons, scores, grades, percentiles, rankings and honor rolls).
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