Well, last night I attended a local information meeting regarding the implementation of the "Common Core" standards at our local elementary school. I am happy to see that, at least on the surface, teaching is being put back into the hands of the teachers.
However, with the greater flexibility will also come greater challenges, and there are still tests out there being used to determine effectiveness. This is where tutors such as myself can provide the most benefit. Every child is different, and although teachers have the ability to work with different kinds of kids, they often do not have the time or necessary resources. Parents, working with a tutor, can fill the gap and provide the necessary "change of perspective" that may be needed for their individual child.
I am looking forward to working with the children in our area, and even those who are remote - technology allows a tutor to work with someone on the other side of the world now, so all that travel time can be converted directly into support time. It even makes group sessions possible, thus allowing for greater flexibility and lower costs.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela