Non Focusing, Learning Difficulties, Needs Extra One-on-One
(Louisville KY US)
Private School Frustrations
Some parents hope that an expensive private school education will prevent learning problems and guarantee success; unfortunately it doesn't and many feel like this concerned mom...
My son attends a private school. However, He is not doing well. They have 18 to 20 children per teacher. I need to further teach him at home for him to understand and keep up. The school teaches each child the same. They do not believe it is fair to other students if one child is having a problem. No exceptions. Homeschooling is my only hope; taking an initiative in his teachings. Jenny,
I feel your frustration! I think there are many parents who have experienced, or are experiencing exactly what you are going through; I know I did.
We enrolled our oldest in private school when she was in kindergarten and pulled her out in first grade for almost the same reasons you state above. Although she wasn't a problem student and was very bright, she had a very short attention span (coupled with being very social) and was easily distracted by the other students. In first grade we spent hours after school completing all the work she should have gotten done during her time at school.
I felt like we were wasting our money and knew homeschooling was the only option for my daughter. I found that learning through unit studies was the perfect method for her. She enjoyed reading and hands-on activities; I liked that all her subjects were centered around a main theme.
I hope this helps! If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask; I'd be happy to help! Other website visitors may post their experiences and thoughts as well.
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