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I know of someone who is hiring a tutor for her 5 year old son who has been in kindergarten for um, 3 weeks. When she was asked why and if he was having some sort of difficulty, she said no problems but because they (mom and dad) want him to get into a good college. So no, the kid is not having any problems so far.
Pressure? NO. Not much. lmao. I could see getting a kid help of course if they need it or are having problems. But kindergarten to me is more about learning to get into the hang of school, following a schedule, learning the very basics, etc. Not about setting the scene for college. I don't know of anyone who needed a tutor at age 5, nor any parent who thought that by getting tutored in KINDERGARTEN that that would for sure land them at say Harvard .... 12 years from now.
Tutor for a 5 yr old who has been in school for less than a month and is not showing any difficulties?
To each his own and if that's what the parents want then so be it, who am I to judge? And I'm not. I'm just curious how others feel. Seems like they are setting this kid up to face a LOT of pressure (from them).
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